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Car overheats. There is no leak in radiator. Thermostat has been changed. Now temperature gauge does not work in car. Drives for 20 - 30 miles and then I need to pull over and add water to cooling system. But trust me there is no leak. 2000 Camry

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Toyota are pretty bullet proof but if u are putting water in after 20 miles and there is defiantly no leaks it's got to be going somewhere and the only place is through the engine and out as steam and head gasket will cause overheating , over pressuring . Even if the oil is clean ( not creamy)

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Hows your waterpump? it may be pumping insufficient pressure.

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Make sure the radiator is clear of debris
Try a different coolant. Stay away from the Red stuff
When changinging the thermostant go for a 180 or less. It sounds like your thermostat open when it really heats up. Get a lower thermostat.

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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i assume its a 4 cyl?? will this car ever overheat if just sitting idle? when it begins to overheat, hows the heat in the cab? sounds like maybe the radiator is partially clogged or restricted somehow. i would change the radiator cap and make sure the overflow is set to proper level. (incl. radiator level) i wouldnt jump to headgasket just yet, they are pretty durable from what ive seen

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SOURCE: 91 toyota camry overheating problem

So far you did the right things in the right order. If you have a pressure cap (looks like a radiator cap to the rear side of the engine. Dealer $15) change the pressure cap also and then flush the radiator. A sure sign of blockage is when you open the radiator look around inside the top if you see brown or green kind of gunky stuff. Flush the radiator anyway.
If after the radiator is flushed and you still overheat, the next posibility is the head gasket. But don,t worry yet, follow these steps and observations. (this goes for 93 camry V6 also, I have one)

  1. change radiator cap and pressure cap where applicable
  2. Change the thermostat.
  3. Some cars may have a thermo switch which ramps up the fan(double fan designs). Change that if applicable.
  4. flush the radiator and engine block
  5. change waterpump AND headgasket.
The temperature guage can tell you what you need to know.
  1. If the guage starts to spike up after stopping, pausing in traffic or while in gear not moving but it is fine while driving along the highway, then you are having a blockage in the cooling system. FLUSH SYSTEM.
  2. if there is a bubbling sound in the engine when you turn it off, FLUSH SYSTEM
  3. If the car overheats at anytime, anywhere and it drinks coolant like a fish, then you my friend have a headgasket problem. Change waterpump and head together

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It doesn't overheat with the air off? It sounds like you aren't getting enough airflow thru the radiator. Radiator fans not working or leaves and dirt stuck in the radiator.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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Hi,

Firstly, ensure you have the required 'mixture' of coolant/water (must have required coolant).

Second, I would recommend you re-test all the cooling system sensors again (make sure they're within specifications), in case a new one is faulty.

Third, ensure the new thermostat was of the correct temp setting (they all differ), so that it opens at the required time. Most cooling systems operate within 90 - 100degC.

Fourth, make sure the radiator (and associated hoses) aren't blocked.

If your temp gauge is reading higher than normal, but NOT in the danger zone...then this can be considered normal (especially if you've replaced with new components) and nothing to be concerned about.

However, if the temp gauge IS in the danger zone....then this suggests the coolant is not flowing through the cooling system properly.

If all above components test ok, then it's possible your water pump may not be pumping enough volume.

Cheers,

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