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Q: Why does your thermostat light come on and what can you check on 1998 GMC Sierra Chilton truck?
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Will installing a thermostat backwards make problems with check engine light?

It could cause the check engine light to come on with a code concerning cooling system/thermostat performance.It could cause the check engine light to come on with a code concerning cooling system/thermostat performance.

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Would a bad thermostat cause check engine light to come on in a 2007 crown vic?

A defective thermostat can cause the engine to overheat. It can also cause the engine to not reach full operating temperature if the thermostat is stuck open. It is possible this could set the check engine light.

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What is the labor time to fix a thermostat on a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer?

Hi. I replaced my thermostat twice - here is a word of caution: only use the thermostat from the Chevy dealership. I bought one from Autozone and it kept giving me the check engine light because the temp did not get high enough. I replaced it with the Chevy one and it worked perfectly from that point on - no more check engine light.As for the labor time, I'd suggest investing in a Chilton book that shows you how to do it. You have to remove the alternator in order to get to the thermostat (why did they put the thermostat on the bottom of the engine!?!?!) All in all it took me about 3 hours the first time and about 2 1/2 the second time - and I am just your average guy that doesn't mind getting his hands dirty in my garage.Hope that helps!

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This depends on the vehicle. If the thermostat is stuck open the engine won't get to the proper operating temperature which could trigger the MIL (check engine light).

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What would cause the Check Engine light to come on and the Temp gage to never reach normal range?

I would suspect the thermostat is stuck open. Replace the thermostat.

Can a check engine light indicate a bad thermostat?

Many vehicles will trigger a check engine code if the engine never reaches its designated operating temperature (Such as if a thermostat was stuck open). However, there are hundreds of other reasons a check engine light can come on. Putting in a thermostat solely because the check engine light came on is a very bad idea. Any time that light comes on you should have the vehicle scanned by a trained proffessional (The guy at Napa doesn't count). A good service technician can use the information given by the engine computer to determine what is wrong with the vehicle.

What is the ac off light on your 2007 Chevy Colorado?

check for a code . usually means you need a new thermostat

Thermostat gauge reads 160 degrees on a 2002 Chevrolet S-10 and check engine came on running at 50 mph?

This is too cool if the engine had been running for awhile. Thermostat is stuck open which causes the system to stay in closed loop, thus setting the check engine light. Drain and flush the radiator, and replace the thermostat. You may have the have the Check Engine Light reset with an OBD2 scan tool. Ask an auto parts store to reset it after selling you the thermostat and antifreeze for the repair.

Can a colder than normal thermostat temp have an adverse affect on a car?

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My 2001 Chevy cavalier's check engine light is on and code p0128 came up then i changed the thermostat but the check engine light is still on now what?

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What needs to be replaced if the dome light does not work on a 1996 gmc sierra?

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