Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I just got my thermostat housing replaced but the check engine light is still on

asked by on

My car was overheating and I had a coolant leak so we got a mechanic to come by and check it out. He said I needed a thermostat housing replacement so we got the part and he fixed it. My check engine light is still on and he said I should take it back to the jiffy lube where I got my oil changed to see if they put in the right kind of oil in my car because he here's something funny in the engine. He also said I should take it back so they can reset my system and get the check engine light turned off.

My car has 54000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You should first check to see if the receipt for the oil chance shows the oil that was put into the engine when it was changed. If the oil put on receipt does not match the required oil for the engine then you should return to the lube place you had it done at. If the receipt lists the correct oil then the lube place will not do anything for you. Have this checked before taking it back and then go from there. The wrong oil may cause problems with the valve position control of the engine and cause codes and engine running problems.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • I just got my thermostat housing replaced but the check engine light is still on

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: I have a 2014 chevy cruze how do i turn the digital speedometer on

Hi there. This video should help you navigate the digital dashboard. However, detailed instructions should also be documented in your owner manual.

Q: Truck loses power with about a quarter tank of fuel left on

Hi there: In most cases a truck less than two years old shouldn't have problems with fuel pressure (which is what appears to be the reason why you're 2014 Ram is stalling out when the tank is down to 1/4)....

Q: Why does my ac turn off due to high engine temperature on my 2014 Chevrolet Cruze

Hi there. If the engine is getting hot then the computer will turn off the a/c system to protect the engine. This can be caused by an issue within the cooling system or possibly a bad sensor. The system would...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
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.