Do I need to change the control valve outlet when I change the front thermostat?

Tiny
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  • 2003 NISSAN PATHFINDER
  • 3.5L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
My car has a p0128 code, so I changed the front thermostat. I was told that I would also need to change the thermostat located in the outlet valve because it may put pressure on the outlet valve thermostat and make it run hot. Do I need to change the outlet valve thermostat as well?
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Friday, February 5th, 2021 AT 5:17 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Check the fault p0128 test procedure and possible causes attached below in figure 1, also other than thermostat, temperature sensor is a possible cause. also check the figure 2 how to test it by using hot water and ohmmeter.

the thermostat at the outlet is called control valve check figure 3 you can check and inspect it by using hot water and check if its opening, check figure 5,6 procedure how to remove and reinstall. also test procedure attached below figure 7, 8 for control valve opening temperature is 95 degrees.

check our link below how to check thermostat.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-thermostat

Hope these helps, let us know if you need more help.

thank you.
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Friday, February 5th, 2021 AT 8:52 AM
Tiny
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Just needed to know if I need to change the control valve outlet when I change the front thermostat. Will changing only front thermostat put pressure on the control valve outlet. Thanks
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Friday, February 5th, 2021 AT 9:15 AM
Tiny
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You can check the function of the thermostat if its not opening at specified temperature then it needs to be replaced.

For preventive maintenance its better to replaced because two thermostats will aged with each other.

Let us know if you need more help.

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Friday, February 5th, 2021 AT 1:33 PM

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