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My 04 f150 is sending code stating that cylinder head

Customer Question

My 04 f150 is sending code stating that cylinder head temperature sensor is a high output the scan tool tells me that the temp of the coolant is -40 which it supposed to be +or - 10 degrees of ambient temperature it's about 60 here so I removed intake purchased new wire harness and sensor but the harness only had the connection to the sensor had to splice to existing connection put it all back together and same code came back took intake off again going to go tomorrow and get oem harness with both connections and new sensor can i test it when I put the new parts once installed without putting everything back together i.e. The intake and other parts?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 8 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question. Can I start by getting your VIN and the code number stored in the computer? Thank you!

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
P1289 vin 1ftpw12564fa24396
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 8 months ago.

Hello and sorry for the delay! Thank you for getting me that information. Here is some information for this code according to the VIN.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 8 months ago.

P1289 Cylinder Head Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input

Possible Causes

Engine coolant level is too low or the thermostat has failed
CHT sensor has failed
CHT sensor connector is damaged (check pins for damage, and for moisture)
CHT sensor ground circuit is open
CHT sensor circuit is open or shorted to voltage (may be an intermittent fault)

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 8 months ago.

Code P1289 indicates that the CHT sensor input is intermittently rising above 4.6 volts. This would be the equivalent of an open circuit or connection type problem. The instrument cluster receives engine temperature information from the PCM on this vehicle to control the gauge display function.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 8 months ago.

Here is how to check the circuit. Disconnect the connector and turn the key on. Check for voltage on the Yellow/Light Green wire that goes to pin 41 of the PCM. This should have approximately 4.7-5.0 volts on it Key On Engine Off. If there is no voltage, check/repair the open circuit between C1033 and pin 41 of the PCM. If there is good voltage, check for a good ground on the Gray/Red wire as this grounds out at pin 58 of the PCM. If there is no ground supplied to the sensor, the Cylinder Head Temperature sensor voltage will be too high and cause the code P1289.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 8 months ago.

Here is a wiring diagram of this circuit.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
ok I will try the multimeter on it also when I install the new components sensor and wire harness can I use my code reader with out reassembling the entire engine and if so it should have read +or - 10 degrees of ambient temperature correct!
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I can't do that due to my father having the wire can I check it from the connection
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 8 months ago.

Hello and sorry for the delay! I was off line eating with the family. YES, you can check it once all of the electrical is hooked up before installing the intake manifold and everything else.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 8 months ago.

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