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Old 06 Apr 2012, 06:11 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Overheating Camry

On 4/6/2012 3:32 PM, technomaNge wrote:
> On 04/06/2012 09:20 AM, Mr. Austerity wrote:
>>
>> I'd kind of suspect the engine is heating up while sitting to turn and
>> the lag till reporting shows up after the turn. You might try running
>> the heater on full hot while sitting to see if that keeps the system
>> cool. All the other usual things to consider. Blocked radiator, inside
>> collapsed lower radiator hose, fan, fan relays, thermostat even though
>> it's new, I'm assuming the water pump is driven by the timing belt so a
>> locked AC or power steering pump ought not affect it, blown head gasket,
>> probably a 100 other things also. Anything that would cause the fan
>> relay to shut the fan off.
>> Let us know what you find when you find the cause. Anyway a radiator
>> hose can be pinched when making a turn? Bad motor mounts or dog bone
>> maybe?

>
> I'm not seeing any pinch points or evidence thereof.
>
> I'm not sure what you mean about "inside radiator hose".
>
> I plan to change the both visible hoses this week.
>
> If that doesn't fix it, I'll get a radiator.


On a 1994 you're probably overdue for a radiator anyway. On our 1996 the
plastic radiator cracked a couple of months ago (140K miles). In many
cases Toyota parts are preferred, but the Toyota radiator was about 5x
the price as the after-market.

I assume you checked to see that the electric fan is actually coming on.

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