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Default Check engine light stays on ALL the time

It says thermostat, but it's been replaced.
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LOL, Need more info then that, there are no codes that say's that the thermistat specifically is bad. So let us know the exact code and maybe we can break it down from there............
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Was it P0128?
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Has the thermostat been replaced with a part from the dealer? Aftermarket t-stats are designed different and will not allow the engine to heat up in the predetermined time. If it is a Kia t-stat I have seen that the cooling fan clutch gets worn and will not allow the fan to "free wheel" properly when cold, not allowing the engine to warm up fast enough
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Take negative off battery for 10 minutes then replace , code may not have reset after thermo replace , just a guess. You'll have to reset clock and radio
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Take negative off battery for 10 minutes then replace , code may not have reset after thermo replace , just a guess. You'll have to reset clock and radio
I agree. The other thing if you did replace the t-stat make sure it is the correct t-stat(best to use kia's), also make sure your coolant mixture is good (I am sure you replaced the coolant when you put a new t-stat in....)
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