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My Dad has a 2001 Olds silhouette with a 3400 V-6. It seems to be running cold , like the thermostat is stuck open. I told him to have the thermostat replaced. But a chevy dealer told him that a light would come on, if the thermostat was stuck open. I don't believe it, but my dad wants an expert opinion. I had a 2000 Monte Carlo w/3.8 v-6 and my thermostat was stuck open, causing the car not to come up to operating temp. I told my dad this, but he won't listen. So, is there an "idiot" light that comes on for this on this car?

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Had same problem with 99 buick regal 3800-v6 and it was the therostat

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