2020 Toyota RAV4 P0128 Diagnosis

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2020 Toyota RAV4 LE 2.5L (A25A-FKS) 8-spd (UB80E)
P0128 — Coolant Thermostat (Coolant Temperature Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature),
There Is Poor Heat From The Vents

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Symptoms: P0128:07 stored in ECM, Coolant thermostat (coolant temperature below thermostat regulating temperature) mechanical failure. Vehicle taking too long to warm up, poor heat from vents.

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Step 1. Performed health check: P0128:07, and P0128 stored.

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Step 2. I verified the temperature at the thermostat inlet matches the coolant temp data PID. This indicated that the thermostat was stuck open. Specifications on opening temperature are 176-183*F

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Correction

Parts: Engine Coolant Thermostat / Water Inlet Assembly (Quantity: 1)

Description

Replaced the thermostat; it was stuck open all the time, causing excessive warm-up time.

Daniel Diagnostics …:32 pm 

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