Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Check Engine Light was on. Got it tested and they told me it was the thermostat - Chevy Aveo 09

asked by on

I have the check engine light in got the car tested at an O'Reilley they told me its the thermostat, so we got it switched but the light is still on I wanted to know how long does it take for the light to go off

My car has 90829 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello. It should have gone off by now depen...

Hello. It should have gone off by now depending on how many miles you’ve put on it since the repair. Sometimes when a scanner reads a thermostat code it could be a coolant temperature sensor which sends a signal the gauge. Did the car ever overheat is one question I would ask. You may want to have a mechanic recheck the car before you possibly hurt the vehicle. The cooling system is a very important part of protecting the vehicle and if it is overheating and you don’t know it, then you could ruin your engine. If the light does not go off, and you would like to have another independent technician handle this work for you, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose and repair the cause of the light.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Heater blows cold air

Hello. If the A/C won’t blow cold air, this is usually due to: Lack of refrigerant in the A/C system A/C compressor has stopped working Blockage in the A/C system It will first be necessary to...

Q: Won't go over 25 and found antifreeze all over but cannot find where it's leaking from.

Hi there. Check all around the engine compartment for the coolant leak. Look at the radiator, over flow tank, radiator hoses, water pump, heater hoses, intake, core plugs (freeze plugs), and the heater core. One of those areas could be...

Q: Car shudders after spark plug replacement

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2009 Ford Flex. If you had the problem only after the spark plugs were replaced, then you may have damaged one of the plugs when you put it in. If Check Engine...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.