Question about 2002 Toyota Celica
I have a 52 reg Celica VVTI, the other day i noticed the fans blowing stone cold air even though engine temperature was just below the middle of the gauge (even when driving it has never gone above this point) and all fan settings were on HOT but yet it still blows cold air. When accelerating the air coming from the fans instantly goes hot but temperature seems to drop again when in accelerator is depressed or cruising in 5th or 6th gear. Also not sure if this is related but i noticed that the coolant level has dropped dramatically. I filled the coolant in the resevoir up to max yesterday and went for a drive, i checked again today and coolant was empty any ideas on what could fix this or even if the two issues are related and what has caused it? As far as i can tell there is no white smoke coming from the exhaust (except on really cold days) Any help will be greatly appreciated as i only bought this car 3 days ago. Cheers
Posted by Anonymous on
You need to get a cool STANT (or similar) pressure
tester... find your LEAK... and fix it... FIRST.
Anything else is just wasting your time!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Frequently loss the coolant and
You are losing coolant if you have a coolant pressure tester follow the directions and use it. If you don't when the car is cool use a 50/50 solutuion of water and coolant fill system and check all the listed items carefully with a flash light and look for leaks. It is either a bad hose, cap, water pump or radiator. Your coolant circulates through the dash and the blower blows throught the heater core to produce heat. No coolant no heat. I would also check the passanger side floor for anti freeze or moisture could be a leaking heater core also.
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
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
SOURCE: Intermitant temperature
Check to make sure your thermostat works right by monitoring the warming up of your engine. With a completely cold engine, start and run the engine for a few minutes, then put your hand on the top radiator hose to monitor if and when it gets warm as the thermostat opens more and more and note the gauge reading( if it works) the top radiator hose should be unbearably hot within 5-8 minutes. If the therm. opens right it should close right aswell, staying open a little while eventhough the radiator may have cooled may be what you are experiencing causing the rapid cooling and is nothing to worry about. The Hose should not get warm very soon after starting the engine. Regarding you gauge, lets take one step at a time, verify proper op. or the therm.
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
SOURCE: coolant system
If your coolant level is dropping, I would suggest that you take a good look at the water pump. That is a very common coolant leakage probelm area on your vehicle. I change 2-3 a week.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
The shut off valve on the heater core was left shut during the repair on your coolant system. the repairman forgot to re open the shut off valve . this is the problem. open the shut off valve and, the air will become hot again. as for the gauge fluctuations, the actual gauge may be malfunctioning.
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
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