P1438 - A/C Evaporator Air Temperature Circuit Range/Performance

Repair Importance Level: 1/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What does this mean?

P1438 Possible Causes

  • Faulty A/C Evaporator Air Temperature Sensor
  • A/C Evaporator Air Temperature Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • A/C Evaporator Air Temperature Sensor circuit poor electrical connection

First diagnose P1438 code

    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 terminals.

Cost of diagnosing the P1438 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P1438 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.

P1438 Possible Symptoms

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

P1438 Meaning

The Engine Control Module (ECM) detected the evaporator control circuit had a range/performance condition.
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P1438 Information for specific makes

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