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what is a P1296 fault on a 2002 audi tt

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what is a P1296 fault on a 2002 audi tt
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Greg replied 3 years ago.
Hi

17704/P1296/004758 - Error in Mapped Cooling System.

Possible Symptoms:

Cold start issues
Possible Causes
Coolant Temperature Sensor faulty
Coolant Thermostat faulty (stuck open).

Possible Solutions:
Check Coolant Temperature Sensor.
Check Coolant Thermostat. Remove and test if does not close fully you will have this problem).

Special Notes:

Check the stored Freeze Frame data with this fault code. Freeze Frame information will be found in the fault code description (if the module supports it) or in Generic OBD-II if the vehicle complies with those regulations.

Freeze Frame data stored at -40 °C is generally an indication of a faulty ECT or wiring.

Freeze Frame data stored at +140 °C is generally an indication of a faulty ECT or wiring.

Freeze Frame data stored with in the 60-80 °C range is an indication that the vehicle was close to, but not within, the cooling systems normal operation range.
The Thermostat itself or Cooling system components may be at fault.

Need further assistance then please get back to me .

Kind regards Greg
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