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2002 Volkswagen Passat Question: Changed my coolant temperature sensor 24 hr ago

 

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wridne01, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Fresno, CA, January 05, 2014, 16:59
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My temp. needle gauge would stay at 90. When i ran the diagnostic i got a code p1296 so i assumed it was the coolant sensor because i have no symptom that i have a bad thermostat. I have hot heat,car does not overheat, mileage same. I changed the sensor 24 hr ago after my needle gauge started working right, but today i notice the check engine light still does this mean its the thermostat ? If not what else could it be ?

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    ProfessorG January 05, 2014, 17:41
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    Are you sure of a P1296? Doesn't have a 1296 on that model. Has a P1295 and P1297.

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    wridne01, January 05, 2014, 18:43
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    Yes my obd is giving me the code p1296 cooling system malfunction

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    pushrod January 05, 2014, 18:27
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    In addition, it is going to take awhile and a few start ups for the light to go out! You coud just get a repair shop or someone with a code reader to turn it off. If it comes back on with the same code, check the wires and connector to the sensor. You said the temp gauge is ok now so just have the light turned off.

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    ProfessorG, January 05, 2014, 18:30
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    1295 and 97. Is in turbo area. Coolant is not prob. A little help please

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    pushrod, January 05, 2014, 18:40
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    Google P1296. Trying to help! It did fix the gauge.

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    ProfessorG, January 05, 2014, 18:42
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    Looked on Mitchell under specific vehicle and wasn't there.

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    pushrod, January 05, 2014, 18:44
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    Found it on google. Just took a shot at it.

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    wridne01, January 05, 2014, 18:47
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    I turned it off i wasnt sure if it was normal to still be there.

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    pushrod, January 05, 2014, 18:47
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    How? With your code reader?

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    wridne01, January 05, 2014, 18:55
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    Yes i erased it. The engine light is no longer on i have a obd

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