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Code 128 is for the engine coolant not reaching normal operating temp. The most common cause is a faulty thermostat.
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Trouble Code: P0128
Trouble Code Conditions: DTC P0107, P0108, P0112, P0113, P0116-118, P0335, P0336, P0300-P0306, P0401, P0505, P1106-P1108, P1259 and P1519, engine running at road load for 10 minutes, and the PCM detected the ECT sensor input did not reach the correct closed loop value. Note: It is possible for this code to set if the engine is left running while the hood is open for an extended period in a warm climate.
Inspect for low coolant level or for an incorrect coolant mixtureCheck the operation of the thermostat (it may be stuck open)TSB 01-064 (9/11/01) contains a repair procedure for this code
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Verify coolant strength & level
Verify proper cooling fan operation (check if it's running more than it should). Replace if necessary.
Verify proper engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor operation, replace if necessary.
Verify proper intake air temperature (IAT) sensor operation, replace if necessary.
If the above items check out good, replace the thermostat
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