1995 Ford Ranger Q&A

1995 Ford Ranger Question: 1995 Ford Ranger 3.0 only gets to about 155-165 degrees???

I can't get my pickup to get to temp. I have replace thermostat, radiator cap, fan clutch ( it was stuck engaged). I have put it on a scan tool cuz it throws engine codes because it wont allow different system to operate till it's at operating temp. The codes it gives are...PO-0124 & PO-5401. Collaborative is up so I'm not sure where the one code came from. Any ideas. I haven't done a coolant flush. Thought???? -
Answer 1
Gauge and computer agree? -
Comment 1
They seem to, gauge seems low to me as we'll. when I bought the truck it wouldn't even get above the c on the gauge. -
Comment 2
Using a 195° stat? -
Comment 3
Yes sir. -
Comment 4
Try another stat and brand like Stant or one from NAPA. I have had defective new parts before! Thermostat is the only thing that can cause this. -
Comment 5
I'll give it a try and let you know, thanks. -
Comment 6
THM 530090 is NAPA #. -
Comment 7
I'll go snag one right now, thanks. -
Comment 8
1038ST gasket as well. -