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My 08 mini check engine light came on took it in they

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My 08 mini check...

My 08 mini check engine light came on took it in they replaced temp sensor did fine for a day check engine light is back on took it to the auto parts it is showing a p112b code

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My fan runs all the time the coolant is full and its feels like its not getting full power

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Nothing other than check to make sure it had coolant

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Auto Mechanic: camerontech, Auto Mechanic replied 2 years ago
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hi there,

im cam, a licenced diagnostic tech.

this is a coolant sensor minium temperature code.

i have seen this code before 2 times.

the first was a water pump issue as there was low flow and it needed to be replaced.

the 2nd was a electronic thermostat issue.

it was stuck open causing the engine temperature to not reach its proper operating temperature .

the operation of the thermostat will need to be checked. you should not see any flow in the radiator untill the engine reaches over 200 deg.

if you notice circulation at less than this than the thermostat will need to be replaced

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let me know what you find

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