Engine-Codes - Generic - P1483

P1483 - Engine Cooling System Performance

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P1483 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Fan Clutch Assembly
  • Fan Clutch Assembly harness is open or shorted
  • Fan Clutch Assembly circuit poor electrical connection

How is the P1483 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 P1483 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P1483 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)

P1483 Meaning

The engine cooling fan is a variable speed fan. The Engine Control Module (ECM) controls the fan speed by sending a pulse width modulated signal to the cooling fan speed control module. The cooling fan control module varies the voltage drop across the engine cooling fan motor in relation to the pulse width modulated signal. The cooling fan speed is affected by many different conditions and can be adjusted from 10-90 percent duty cycle. Ninety percent is considered high fan speed. When multiple cooling speed requests are received, the ECM uses the highest cooling fan speed of all the requests. During normal fan ON operation, the control circuit voltage will be low and near battery voltage when the fan is OFF.

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