Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: P0197, P0198 EOT sensor

Description

Nissan Maxima. Description

The engine oil temperature sensor is used to detect the engine oil temperature. The sensor modifies a voltage signal from the ECM.

The modified signal returns to the ECM as the engine oil temperature input. The sensor uses a thermistor which is sensitive to the change in temperature. The electrical resistance of the thermistor decreases as temperature increases.

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Nissan Maxima. eference data

Nissan Maxima. eference data

*: These data are reference values and are measured between ECM terminals 54 (Engine oil temperature sensor) and 52 (Sensor ground).

DTC Logic

DTC DETECTION LOGIC

Nissan Maxima. DTC DETECTION LOGIC

DTC CONFIRMATION PROCEDURE

1.PRECONDITIONING

If DTC Confirmation Procedure has been previously conducted, always perform the following before conducting the next test.

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF and wait at least 10 seconds.
  2. Turn ignition switch ON.
  3. Turn ignition switch OFF and wait at least 10 seconds.

2.PERFORM DTC CONFIRMATION PROCEDURE

  1. Start engine and wait at least 5 seconds.
  2. Check 1st trip DTC.

Diagnosis Procedure

1.CHECK GROUND CONNECTION

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF.
  2. . Check ground connection E9.

2.CHECK EOT SENSOR POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

Nissan Maxima. CHECK EOT SENSOR POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

  1. Disconnect engine oil temperature (EOT) sensor harness connector.
  2. Turn ignition switch ON.
  3. Check the voltage between EOT sensor harness connector and ground.

Nissan Maxima. CHECK EOT SENSOR POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

3.CHECK EOT SENSOR GROUND CIRCUIT FOR OPEN AND SHORT

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF.
  2. Disconnect ECM harness connector.
  3. Check the continuity between EOT sensor harness connector and ECM harness connector.
  4. Also check harness for short to ground and short to power.

Nissan Maxima. CHECK EOT SENSOR GROUND CIRCUIT FOR OPEN AND SHORT

4.CHECK ENGINE OIL TEMPERATURE SENSOR

5.CHECK INTERMITTENT INCIDENT

Component Inspection

1.CHECK ENGINE OIL TEMPERATURE SENSOR

Nissan Maxima. CHECK ENGINE OIL TEMPERATURE SENSOR

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF.
  2. Disconnect engine oil temperature sensor harness connector.
  3. Remove engine oil temperature sensor.
  4. Check resistance between engine oil temperature sensor terminals by heating with hot water as shown in the figure

Nissan Maxima. CHECK ENGINE OIL TEMPERATURE SENSOR

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