Question about 2002 Volkswagen Passat
Engine lite came on its code p1296
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: vw jetta 2002 code p1296/po118
Both of these codes indicate trouble with the signal from the coolant temperature sensor.
So either the sensor is bad. The thermostat is not working properly and the coolant temperature is truly way out. The wiring to the sensor is short or open. The computer is bad and it is manifesting itself through this fault.
Does the car warm up properly? If it runs hot, or takes forever to warm up, this indicates a problem with the thermostat.
If the car runs at the proper temperature the next thing to look at is the coolant temp sensor and wiring. Some resistance values for VWs are here:
You might also be interested in this recall if your car is below 100k miles:
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
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