P1281 DODGE Possible Causes
- Engine coolant level too low
- Faulty thermostat
How do I fix code P1281 DODGE
Check 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.
P1281 DODGE Tech NotesStart by checking the coolant level, add coolant if level is too low. If the problem persists the thermostat may be faulty. Using the incorrect thermostat or coolant mixture could trigger the P1281 code.
Cost of diagnosing the P1281 DODGE code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the P1281 DODGE 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.
P1281 DODGE Possible Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
P1281 DODGE MeaningEngine Coolant Temperature (ECT) is monitored with engine running. The P1281 code will set if the engine coolant temperature does not reach 181 F (83 C) while driving for more than 3 minutes and less than one hour depending on the engine load and start up temperature.
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