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My car failed an inspection so I received a print out of the codes. One reads P0118 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit High Inpu. The other reads P2181 Manufacturer's code. What do these codes mean? What needs to be done to repair it? My check engine light is on and I have to fill up the coolant more often than I should have to. Help me out please. :)

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Even check the coolant sensors. I had a sensor that went bad and it was seeping by the sensor. Another problem can be the plastic coolant flange that goes onto the head. They can crack, especially if the hose has been changed or pressed on while doing other maintenance. If the engine has been overheated the flange can also melt enough to allow coolant to seep out. Sometimes these only leak when the engine is hot and pressure has built up in the cooling system. Try using a web search engine using the codes.

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Locate the leak,might be a leaky hose,radiator,or head gasket,check under oil filler cap if it looks creamy may be head gasket;

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What can cause trouble code p0118 engine coolant temp sensor ( high voltage input ) 99 intrepid 2.7 v6


The engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor is a variable resistor, that measures the temperature of the engine coolant. The ECT sensor has a signal circuit and a low reference circuit. The engine control module (ECM) supplies 5 volts to the ECT signal circuit and a ground for the ECT low reference circuit. When the ECT is cold, the sensor resistance is high. When the ECT increases, the sensor resistance decreases. With high sensor resistance, the ECM detects a high voltage on the ECT signal circuit. With lower sensor resistance, the ECM detects a lower voltage on the ECT signal circuit. If the ECM detects an excessively high ECT signal voltage, which is a low temperature indication, DTC P0118 sets. You have A bad coolant temp sensor or a wiring problem !

Aug 05, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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89 dodge ram truck 2500 2wd code reader says 4 codes dont know what they mean p1509, p1298, p0118 andp0113


P1509 Dodge - Leak Detection Pump Switch or Mechanical Fault

P1298 Dodge - Air/Fuel Ratio Lean Under Wide Open Throttle Condition
- Plugged air filter
- Plugged fuel filter
- Defective fuel pump
- Ignition system weak-misfires
- Defective coil

P0118 Dodge - Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Circuit High
- Low engine coolant level
- Faulty Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor
- Faulty engine coolant thermostat
- Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor harness is open or shorted
- Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor electrical circuit poor connection

P0113 Dodge - Intake Air Temperature Sensor 1 Circuit High
- Faulty Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor
- Dirty air filter
- Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor harness is open or shorted
- Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor circuit poor electrical connection

Dec 16, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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I have code P0118.wont i may start in just a min,the engine hesitate and going to stop


http://www.obd-codes.com/p0118


What does that mean?

The engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor is a thermistor screwed into a coolant passage in the cylinder head. Sensor resistance is high when coolant temperature is low and resistance drops when coolant temperature increases. The powertrain control module (PCM) provides a 5 volt reference and a ground to the sensor. The PCM monitors voltage drop to determine coolant temperature. If the ECT reads less than freezing temp. when engine has been running for more than a few minutes, the PCM determines a circuit fault and sets this code. Or if the PCM determines the sensor resistance is out of specs, this code is set.
Potential Symptoms

Symptoms of a P0118 could include:

  • Very poor fuel economy
  • A no start condition
  • Vehicle may start, but run very poorly, blowing black smoke, running very rough and misfiring
  • Illumination of MIL
Causes

A code P0118 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:

  • A bad connection at the sensor
  • An open in the ground circuit between the ECT sensor and the PCM
  • A short in the voltage feed between the sensor and the PCM
  • A bad PCM (less likely)
  • A bad temperature sensor (shorted internally)

Feb 01, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Engine runs rough if it warms up won't start dtc codes p0118 and p0113 just did head gasket and replaced exhaust manifold all new gaskets new plugs wires and coolant engine timing marks are all c


P0113 Intake Air Temperature Circuit High Input


Low temperature results in a high signal voltage. When the PCM sees a signal voltage higher than 5 volts, it sets this P0113 check engine light code.

P0118 - The engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor is a thermistor screwed into a coolant passage in the cylinder head. Sensor resistance is high when coolant temperature is low and resistance drops when coolant temperature increases. The powertrain control module (PCM) provides a 5 volt reference and a ground to the sensor. The PCM monitors voltage drop to determine coolant temperature. If the ECT reads less than freezing temp. when engine has been running for more than a few minutes, the PCM determines a circuit fault and sets this code. Or if the PCM determines the sensor resistance is out of specs, this code is set.
Potential Symptoms

Symptoms of a P0118 could include:

  • Very poor fuel economyicon1.png
  • A no start condition
  • Vehicle may start, but run very poorly, blowing black smoke, running very rough and misfiring
  • Illumination of MIL
Causes

A code P0118 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:

  • A bad connection at the sensor
  • An open in the ground circuit between the ECT sensor and the PCM
  • A short in the voltage feed between the sensor and the PCM
  • A bad PCM (less likely)
  • A bad temperature sensor (shorted internally)

Jan 04, 2013 | 2003 Dodge Stratus

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Code 1 senser P0118 on a 2004 V.W beetle dicesel


P0118 for Volkswagen - (ECT) Engine Colant Temperature Circuit High

Symptoms:- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

Possible causes:
(Inspect the following... Repair/Replace if necessary)
- Low engine coolant level
- Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor harness is open or shorted
- Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor electrical circuit poor connection
- Faulty Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor
- Faulty engine coolant thermostat

P0118 VOLKSWAGEN Description: The Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor is used to detect the engine coolant temperature. The sensor modifies a voltage signal from the Engine Control Module (ECM). The modified signal returns to the (ECM) as the engine coolant temperature input. The sensor uses a thermistor which is sensitive to the change in temperature. The electrical resistance of the thermistor decreases as temperature increases.
When is the code detected?:When an excessively high voltage from the sensor is sent to ECM.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you need further assistance.

Mar 08, 2012 | Mercedes-Benz C Cars & Trucks

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P0118


As with all engine codes there is no one solution fits all, here is the info on the code from the diagnostic material.
P0118 - Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit High Input
Possible causes - Low engine coolant level
- Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor harness is open or shorted
- Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor electrical circuit poor connection
- Faulty Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor
- Faulty engine coolant thermostat P0118 Description The Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor is used to detect the engine coolant temperature. The sensor modifies a voltage signal from the Engine Control Module (ECM). The modified signal returns to the ECM as the engine coolant temperature input. The sensor uses a thermistor which is sensitive to the change in temperature. The electrical resistance of the thermistor decreases as temperature increases.

Feb 02, 2012 | 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe

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My 2001 Santa Fe failed inspection because of OBDII codes U0D00 No DTC Definition Located P0118 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit High Input Anyone know what needs to be fixed?


Hi,
it wouild appear from your description that the engine coolant sensor is developing values in excess of it's set parameters.

Having said that. I would check the connection to the sensor to ensure there is no high resistance, clean the connection anway, refit it, then have a local auto parts shop re-check the codes for you. If the code read-out remains the same. IIt would indicate a faulty coolant sensor.

Good luck.

Jan 31, 2011 | 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

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The check engine light on a 2001 beetle read code PO118 engine coolant temperature circuit high input. what do i do?


16502/P0118/000280 From Ross-Tech Wiki Jump to: navigation, search Contents [hide] if (window.showTocToggle) { var tocShowText = "show"; var tocHideText = "hide"; showTocToggle(); } 16502/P0118/000280 - Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor (G62): Signal too High Possible Symptoms
  • Difficulties with starting a cold engine.
  • Starting the engine when engine is warmish or warm, idle rpm immediately is 1200 - 3000 rpm.
  • RPM at idle is irregular.
  • With all engine temperatures idle rpm will often vary between 900 - 1000 rpm.
  • With engine warm (90 °C) the engine temperature suddenly drops (70 °C) and slowly comes back to 90 °C.
  • Bad acceleration during warm-up.
  • Diesel Engines: Glow plug indicator may be on for a longer than normal time or at ambient temperatures where it shouldn't come on at all.
Possible Causes
  • The electrical signal coming from G62 is too low
  • Wiring and/or connections faulty (short circuit?)
  • Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor (G62) faulty
Possible Solutions
  • Check wiring and connections
  • Check / Replace Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor (G62)
Special Notes
  • In many cars between MY 1995-2002 the G2/G62 had a bad reputation for failing often. The original G2/G62 sensor is black and the improved replacements are green.

Jan 26, 2010 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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I have failed emissions testing and have scanned my Audi TT to determine the problem codes ate P0116, P0118 and P0456. What are teh codes related to?


P0116 - Engine coolant temperature circuit range/Performance problem

P0118 - Engine coolant temperature circuit/High input

P0456 - EVAP leak monitor/Small leak detected

The following web site list all codes


http://www.2carpros.com/trouble_codes




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