Engine-Codes - Generic - P1161

P1161 - Intake Air Temperature Sensor Open/Short To Positive

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3  What is this?
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P1161 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Intake Air Temperature Sensor
  • Intake Air Temperature Sensor harness is shorted
  • Intake Air Temperature Sensor circuit poor electrical connection

How is the P1161 code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

What is the cost to diagnose the P1161 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P1161 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
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Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P1161 Meaning

The Engine Control Module (ECM) monitors the Intake Air Temperature Sensor. The ECM sets the OBDII code when the Intake Air Temperature Sensor is not to factory specifications.

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