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What type of thermostat does the 89 camry use?

I'm fairly certain the problem is the thermostat. When I run the car for a while it heats up as usual, but at one point the engine itself with start behaving like it's overheating, but the fluid in the radiator does not. When running hot there is not nearly enough pressure in the top hose. When I compress it I can feel something going through it, but it's just a trickle. What I need to know what kind of thermostat does this car use, and is it as easy to replace as the thermostat on my old 65 chevy?

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    First place I'd look for the stat is where the upper hose connects to the engine. NOTHING is as easy as working on an old Chevy...sad, but true...Some of the Toyota stats have a small bleed hole in them so just tell the parts house what you have and they can look it up for you.



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Thermostat replacement on your Camray is basically the same procedure as on the old Chevy. The item itself is little changed over the years, If any added difficulty is encountered it is due to the more crowded situation under the Toyota hood. Check hoses during the changeover.

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