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1993 Toyota Tercel overheating when driving only

This is my girlfriends car. She usually drives it 5 miles to work everyday in south florida. While sitting in idle it reaches its normal temperature and stays there even if I let it sit for 15 mins. The problem started when the car would be driven for about 1 mile. The gauge started showing that it was overheating and would reach the red area. Parked the car no leak or boiling water. Checked for head gasket no problem, checked thermostat there was none. I then replaced the water pump, but still overheating. I then decided to flush the radiator by changing some hoses around and I put in the thermostat although the theory is that the thermostat will just make things worse. Then took it for a ride and all of sudden it goes to 3/4 way up but no matter how long i drive it, it no longer overheats. I still feel like the fan is not turning on early enough. What could I do to cool it down to half?

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  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    Well, now it started to overheat again and now the reserve coolant tank keeps popping open and the water starts to literally boil...I'm ordering a radiator....should that be the problem?

  • ronalddiaz9 May 11, 2010

    Well, now it started to overheat again and now the reserve coolant tank
    keeps popping open and the water starts to literally boil...I'm
    ordering a radiator....should that be the problem?

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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.

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