Getting a Better Understanding of Fuel Temperature Sensor 1

Fuel Temperature Sensors

 Fuel Temperature Sensor (FTS) is designed to monitor the temperature of a vehicle’s fuel and communicate this information to the engine control unit, which may then optimize the air-to-fuel mix ratio based on the fuel temperature in relation to the intake air temperature. The sensor enables the vehicle to operate at peak efficiency regardless of the outside temperature. The more efficiently the combustion process is carried out, the less pollutants are discharged through the exhaust system.

The fuel temperature sensor calculates the amount of fuel that should be injected and transmits this information to the engine control unit in your vehicle (ECU). Because less dense gasoline burns more easily when it is heated, the temperature sensor prompts the ECU to pump more fuel. The converse occurs when the fuel is cold and denser.

What happens if a fuel temperature sensor fails?

A faulty Fuel Temperature sensor may disrupt the air fuel ratio, causing the vehicle to experience performance issues such as decreased power, acceleration, and fuel efficiency, as well as stalling in some cases.

The fuel rail sensor, also known as the fuel pressure sensor, is an engine management component found on diesel and some gasoline-injected vehicles. It is a component of the vehicle’s fuel system that is used to monitor the fuel pressure at the fuel rail. This signal is sent by the sensor to the computer, which then uses it to adjust the vehicle’s fuel and timing. When there is a problem with the sensor, it can affect the vehicle’s performance. A bad or failing fuel rail sensor will usually cause a few symptoms that will alert the driver to a potential problem.

1. Difficult start

Hard starting is one of the first signs of a potential fuel rail sensor problem. A faulty fuel rail sensor may send an incorrect signal to the computer, causing the engine to struggle to start. The engine may take a few cranks longer to start than usual, and in severe cases, it may not start at all.

2. Loss of power, acceleration, and fuel efficiency.

Engine performance issues are another sign of a potential problem with the vehicle’s fuel rail sensor. A faulty rail sensor may disrupt the air fuel ratio, causing the vehicle to experience performance issues such as decreased power, acceleration, and fuel efficiency, as well as stalling in some cases.

3. The Check Engine Light illuminates

Another symptom of a potential fuel rail sensor problem is an illuminated Check Engine Light. If the engine computer detects a problem with the fuel rail sensor signal or circuit, it will illuminate the Check Engine Light to alert the driver. The Check Engine Light can also be caused by a number of other problems, so having the computer scanned for trouble codes is highly recommended.

 

Where is the fuel temperature sensor located?

Fuel Temperature Sensor on the right side of the engine. The appropriate engine fuel temperature sensor is housed in the appropriate engine fuel cooled oil cooler. The sensor is connected to the FTMP plug. To access the sensor, remove the right engine lower cowling.

fuel temperature sensor location

Will a car start if the temperature sensor is faulty?

The sensor will not lead in a no-start condition to your car. It may only result in a difficult start and a rich or lean condition.

10 OBD Codes DTC Related to the Fuel Temperature Sensor Problem

  1. P0189 Fuel Temperature Sensor B Circuit Intermittent
  2. P0188 Fuel Temperature Sensor B Circuit High Input
  3. P0187 Fuel Temperature Sensor B Circuit Low Input
  4. P0186 Fuel Temperature Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
  5. P0185 Fuel Temperature Sensor B Circuit Malfunction
  6. P0184 Fuel Temperature Sensor A Circuit Intermittent
  7. P0183 Fuel Temperature Sensor A Circuit High Input
  8. P0182 Fuel Temperature Sensor A Circuit Low Input
  9. P0181 Fuel Temperature Sensor A Circuit Range/Performance
  10. P0180 Fuel Temperature Sensor A Circuit Malfunction

 

The Top 4 Common Trouble Codes for the Fuel Temperature Sensor

P0180 – Fuel Temperature Sensor A Circuit

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P0181 – Fuel Temperature Sensor A Circuit Range/Performance

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P0182 – Fuel Temperature Sensor A Circuit Low

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P0183 – Fuel Temperature Sensor A Circuit High

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