01 jeep grand cherokee

Asked by Mar 05, 2017 at 07:15 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have an '01 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the
engine light turned on and the code it gave
me was P1281. I drove it for about an hour
an a half and got out the car for about 30
minutes. When I tried to start it back up it
wouldn't turn on. What's wrong w it?

1 Answer


P1281 JEEP - Engine Is Cold Too Long...Possible causes; Engine coolant level too low, Faulty thermostat...Start by checking the coolant level, add coolant if level is too low. If the problem persist the thermostat may be faulty. Using the incorrect thermostat or coolant mixture could trigger the P1281 code...Description, Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) is monitored with engine running. The P1281 code will set if the engine coolant temperature does not reach 181 F (83 C) while driving for more than 3 minutes and less than one hour depending on the engine load and start up temperature.

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