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Spring side faces the engine.

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I have a 2006 Buick Lucerne V6 code po128 comes up. What does it mean?


P0128 BUICK P0128 BUICK - Engine Coolant Temperature Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature Repair Importance Level: 3/3 Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3 help.jpg Share facebook.png twitter.png linkedin.png google-plus.png sep.png print.png pdf.png share.jpg 3 comments.png ' Add Comment xicon.jpg http://www.autocodes.com/p0128_buick.html Forum Code Possible causes - Leaking or stuck open thermostat
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Regarding which thermostat to use, I am guessing it depends on where you live.

Ask these people when you order the thermostat.

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/shop_years/buick-lucerne-thermostat-2006.html

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How does the thermostat fit properly in the housing


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Print Here is how to do it,if it does'nt fit right make sure you have the right thermostat.


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CAUTION Never remove pressure cap with the system hot and under pressure because serious burns from coolant can occur.

  1. Disconnect negative cable from remote jumper terminal.
  2. Drain cooling system.
  3. Disconnect radiator upper hose from thermostat housing.
  4. Remove thermostat housing bolts.
  5. Remove housing, thermostat, and gasket.

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    Fig. View of the coolant outlet connector (1) and thermostat housing (2)-3.5L engine
    View of the coolant outlet connector (1) and thermostat housing (2)-3.5L engine

  6. Clean gasket sealing surfaces.

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  2. Install thermostat and housing to the intake manifold. Tighten the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  3. Connect radiator hoses and install hose clamp.
  4. Refill cooling system.
  5. Connect negative cable to remote jumper terminal

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