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I have a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer that failed my inspection in texas. I got these codes: P0128: Coolant temp below thermostat regulating temp and P0172: System too Rich (bank 1). What does that mean exactly.

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  • sherrihendri Apr 28, 2010

    will that fix both codes?

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First, you should check to see if there is a thermostat in the engine or if it is stuck open.

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  • Zaraki Apr 28, 2010

    It will take care of the P0128 data trouble code for (coolant thermostat malfunction), and it will most likely take care of the other code P0172 (fuel trim too rich bank bank #1) because it will not take so long for the vehicle to warm up. But I have also seen the code P0172 because of a dirty MAF (mass air flow meter) and it can be cleaned with carburetor spray.

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P0128 came back after replacing t-stat


code p 128 refers to coolant thermostat---coolant temp below thermostat regulating temperature ====causes --mechanical fault
you say that you have replaced the thermostat and it is just under 210 F which is 99 c or almost boiling point
you will have to investigate why it is running so hot.
check that you put the thermostat in correctly ( bulb section to block/head water
Next point --the codes are originated by the coolant temperature sensor ( puts the fans on and sets the ECM fuel/air ratio for the engine ) so to get it off you will need to reset with a scan tool

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What's your problem?error code 0128


DTC P0128 - Coolant Thermostat (Coolant Temperature Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature)
This means that the engine's PCM detected that the engine has not reached the required temperature level within a specified amount of time after starting the engine. The intent of the P0128 code is to indicate a faulty thermostat. Similar codes: P0125

In determining the engine did not reach a "normal" temperature, it takes into account the length of time the vehicle has been running, the intake air temperature (IAT) sensor reading, the engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor reading, and the speed of the vehicle. If have other request, just contact us about OBD Diagnostic Truble Codes.

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Ck engine lt on. p0128?


p0128 is coolant tempurature below thermostat regulating tempurature, the most likely problem is to replace thermostat. also be sure coolant is at proper level. if still problems, replace coolant tempurature sensor.

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P0128 - Coolant Thermostat (Coolant Temperature Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature)

This means that the engine's PCM detected that the engine has not reached the required temperature level within a specified amount of time after starting the engine. The intent of the P0128 code is to indicate a faulty thermostat. Similar codes: P0125

In determining the engine did not reach a "normal" temperature, it takes into account the length of time the vehicle has been running, the intake air temperature (IAT) sensor reading, the engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor reading, and the speed of the vehicle.

Symptoms: You will likely not notice any drivability problems other than the MIL illumination.

Causes: A code P0128 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
* Low engine coolant level
* Leaking or stuck open thermostat
* Faulty cooling fan (running too much)
* Faulty coolant temperature (ECT) sensor
* Faulty intake air temperature (IAT) sensor

Possible Solutions: Past experience indicates that the most likely solution is to replace the thermostat. However here are some suggestions on troubleshooting and repairing a P0128 OBD-II code:
* 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
* If Nissan vehicle, check for Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs), as the ECM may need to be reprogrammed to correct the P0128 code

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