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P1281 JEEP - Engine Is Cold Too Long

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

Possible causes

  • Engine coolant level too low
  • Faulty thermostat
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Tech notes

Start by checking the coolant level, add coolant if level is too low. If the problem persists the thermostat may be faulty. Using the incorrect thermostat or coolant mixture could trigger the P1281 code.
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