P0128 on 2004 Ford Focus

Tiny
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  • 2004 FORD FOCUS
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 145,000 MILES
Got P0128 code (Coolant Temp below Thermostat regulating temp) on 2004 Ford Focus ZX3 with 2.3L PZEV Engine. No noticeable change in performance, temperature gauge on dash still functions normally with temperature reading nominal. Where should I start, to figure out the cause of this?
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Sunday, February 6th, 2011 AT 6:36 PM

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Sunday, February 6th, 2011 AT 6:36 PM
Tiny
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Hello,

A lot of time, this code indicates a bad thermostat. There are other possible causes for this but thermostat is the likely culprit. Check your thermostat to see if it's stuck open. If it is, replace it, refill with coolant and you should be good to go.
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Monday, February 7th, 2011 AT 5:35 PM

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