Engine-Codes - Volkswagen - P1256 VOLKSWAGEN

P1256 VOLKSWAGEN - Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Open/Short To Positive

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P1256 VOLKSWAGEN Possible Causes

  • Faulty Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
  • Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor circuit poor electrical connection

How is the P1256 VOLKSWAGEN 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.

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What is the cost to diagnose the P1256 VOLKSWAGEN code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P1256 VOLKSWAGEN 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.

Possible Symptoms

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

P1256 VOLKSWAGEN Meaning

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

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