Question about 2000 Toyota Celica
I noticed the coolant reservoir in my 2000 Toyota Celica GT was almost empty so I filled it up between the low/full lines. A couple days later, I checked it again, but it was almost empty again. So I filled it up once more, and let it run for a little while to see if there were any noticeable leaks, but none were found. Of course, a few days later, its low again. Shouldn't the reservoir stay somewhat full? I heard that its normal, but it doesn't seem normal. The temp gauge never goes past mid point, I've had no overheating.
I hate to tell you this but its possible...
You have a leak. Look around on the driveway and try to determine if you have an external leak as opposed to an internal leak. If you see no coolant on the ground, suspect a blown head gasket. Do not continue to drive this car in this condition. If it does indeed have a blown head gasket, serious engine damage will occur.
Check your exhaust for white smoke. Chances are good you have a blown head gasket and coolant is leaking into the engines combustion chambers and is essentially burning off. Also check your oil, if it looks like caf mocha, this will confirm coolant is leaking into the oil via the blown head gasket
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
Coolant inside the radiator may be low, the reason why the reservor its getting empty is because thats were you're supposed to fill the radiator from, as you might have noticed you dont have a radiator cap again the reservoir thats happening is because the reservoir is used to FILL the radiator and thats were it gets it, but if you keep refilling lest say 5 to 6 times and is still draining the reservoir, its leaking from somewere.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
Check the oil dipstick and unersid of oil cap for traces of coolant (the oil will be milky due to mixing with coolant).Does car smoking a lot during driving. If yes your might have a bad head gaskete Also check one more time the radiator hoses for leaks, coolant can be leaking for instance on alternator belt or engine and just sprayed away fast. Check the floor inside the cabine if its wet. If yes its a heater core. Good luck
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
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