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Overheating Toyota Camry 2004

My Toyota Camry 2004 model has suddenly developed an overheating problem. Radiator in good condition. Mechies are suggesting a faulty Top Cylinder and recommend a change of Engine. What else could be responsible for this and do i really need to change the engine. Dr Aloz

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  • LozB Jan 27, 2009

    Thanks. Will check your solutions out and give feedback ASAP.

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Check the Tension on your Belt and the Waterpump. I have never Heard of someone Needing to Replace the Entire Motor just for an Overheating Issue unless it has been Driven too far while Hot or Someone Puts Cold Water in a Hot Motor. Check these things first and get a Second Mechanic to check it out Before you Proceed with an Unneccessary Replacement. Please Rate my Response, I need all the Help That I can Get! Thanks!

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    Travis Humphries Jan 27, 2009

    No Problem! Happy to Help!

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