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Hi, Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer. The trouble code P1285 indicates, a possible defective CHT sensor. Before replacing any parts, I always recommend proper testing first. If you need, I can send the test procedures as well as the replacement instructions directly from Ford.
DTC P1285: EARLY WARNING OF ENGINE OVERHEAT CONDITION
An engine overheat condition was sensed by the CHT sensor.