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Old 11 May 2006, 11:24 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: 2000 Camry - smoke coming out


<vishnu.veerubhotla@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> If the fan is not the problem, then what could be causing the engine
> overheating. Is changing the water pump and timing belt the only option?
>

Timing belt would only be because it's worth doing while they do the labour
to get at the water pump, not for overheating. Sounds like the mechanic is
clutching at straws if he doesn't know whether it's the fan or water pump
or... Did it overheat first time because the hose fell off of did it fall
off because it got hot? If the head distorted from that episode, it might
now be letting (very) hot gas into the water causing overheating. If it's
losing coolant that's a sign, or grey oil under the filler cap, or a
pressure test at the garage. If fans don't run it is quite likely the temp.
switch. Mechanic sounds suss.


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