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P0125

Fix code P0125 Insufficient Coolant Temperature For Closed Loop Fuel Control When you start a cold engine, the computer runs off of factory programming and ignores input from the sensors. This is called Open Loop. As the engine warms up to operating temperature, the computer switches to Closed Loop, where it computes air/fuel mixtures based on actual engine conditions. When you get this code, it can mean you have a bad thermostat or low coolant(engine not heating up to operating temp), or a bad engine coolant temperature sensor. See the … Read More

P0125 Fix

P0125 Fix Insufficient Coolant Temperature For Closed Loop Fuel Control You need to determine whether the engine coolant temperature sensor is telling the truth and the engine really isn’t coming up to operating temperature, or whether the sensor is bad. Many DIYers rush to replace the sensor. And yes, they do go bad. But not nearly as often as the thermostat. So start your diagnostics by checking coolant level. If it’s low, fill it. Then, using an infra-red thermometer, check the temp around the thermostat housing. At operating temperature, it … Read More


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