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P0113 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "IAT Sensor Circuit High Input Problem". This can happen for multiple reasons and a mechanic needs to diagnose the specific cause for this code to be triggered in your situation. Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office to perform the Check Engine Light diagnostic. Once we are able to diagnose the problem, you will be provided with an upfront quote for the recommended fix and receive $20.00 off as a credit towards the repair. All our repairs are backed by our 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty.
Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor circuit high input problem
P0113 is the OBD-II generic code that the engine control module (ECM) has recorded the IAT sensor output above expected sensor range.
If the sensor output voltage is more than 4.91 V for 0.5 seconds or more, the ECM determines that there is an open circuit in the IAT sensor circuit, and sets trouble code P0113.
Note: The symptoms are determined by the manufacturer failsafe ECM strategy for the vehicle during a failure and may vary between manufacturers and vehicles.
Scans the ECM, documents the codes received, and views the freeze frame data to see the conditions present when the code was set
Clears the vehicle of fault codes and the retests the vehicle to see if the code comes back
Performs a visual inspection to check for shorting harness or connector to sensor
Observes the sensor’s live data on the scanner while disconnecting the IAT sensor connector to see if the sensor reading goes to -40°F indicating the sensor is shorted
If the sensor is disconnected and input is still 240°F then the short is in the connector or harness.
If no problems are noted, the mechanic performs the manufacturer's specific pinpoint tests for the code and repair as needed.
Not performing a visual inspection of connections and wiring
Not following the manufacturer pinpoint test procedure step-by-step and skipping steps
Not replacing an IAT sensor only when tests indicate a problem
Not connecting a new or known good sensor to the harness and viewing the ECM data to see if the temperature output from the sensor is as expected
The P0113 code will cause the engine ECM to go into a failsafe mode.
The failsafe mode, depending on the manufacturer failsafe mode strategy, may cause lean condition drivability symptoms.
Driving the vehicle for an extended time running too lean can cause internal engine problems with rings and valves.
The P0113 code is often associated with P0111, P0112, and P0114 codes.
Most intake air temperature sensor problems for code P0113 are failures from damaged shorted harnesses or from sensors shorted internally to power.
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