2005 Ford Explorer Q&A

2005 Ford Explorer Question: Why is the "check engine soon" light on?

I had the code read and it says it has something to do with the engine not reaching the proper temp. Any idea why this is happening? -
Answer 1
Possibly a bad coolant temp sensor? Does the car overheat? -
Answer 2
Bad thermostat. -
Answer 3
I think it should be a P0128 (Low Coolant temperature). If it takes the vehicle too long to achieve operating temperature, this code can set. Usually the thermostat is stuck partially opened. I recommend replacing it with a factory thermostat. I have also had oxygen sensors cause this problem as well, will need equipment to test them. Good luck -
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