2001 Toyota Camry ... Coolant Nearly Empty ... Cause of EngineStall?

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Old 28 Dec 2009, 03:16 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Two days ago my 2001 Toyota Camry (115k miles) stalled on the road as I
was starting to slow down ... I restarted fine.

I popped the hood this morning and found the Engine Coolant nearly
depleted. I had bought Toyota coolant some months back. I filled it ...
and will be taking the car to a dealership tomorrow.

Just curious, what the possible causes could be?
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Old 28 Dec 2009, 05:54 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"Aldorus" <him@hereonearth.com> wrote in message
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> Two days ago my 2001 Toyota Camry (115k miles) stalled on the road as I
> was starting to slow down ... I restarted fine.
>
> I popped the hood this morning and found the Engine Coolant nearly
> depleted. I had bought Toyota coolant some months back. I filled it ...
> and will be taking the car to a dealership tomorrow.
>
> Just curious, what the possible causes could be?


Possible causes:
Leaks in hoses, gaskets, Welch plugs
Leaking heater core
Leaking radiator
Internal gasket leaks
Cracked head or blown head gaskets
Cracked block
Bad radiator pressure release device (cap)
Improper refill after radiator or block flush, leaving an air bubble in the
system.

and so on.

The coolant catch vessel is a rough indicator of what might be happening
inside the engine..... or not.
You need to keep an eye on that vessel REGULARLY.

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Old 28 Dec 2009, 09:39 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On Dec 28, 3:16*pm, Aldorus <h...@hereonearth.com> wrote:
> Two days ago my 2001 Toyota Camry (115k miles) stalled on the road as I
> was starting to slow down *... *I restarted fine.
>
> I popped the hood this morning and found the Engine Coolant nearly
> depleted. I had bought Toyota coolant some months back. I filled it ...
> and will be taking the car to a dealership tomorrow.
>
> Just curious, what the possible causes could be?


The expansion tank or radiator was nearly empty, You dont fill up the
expansion tank completely, the word Expansion tells all, look for the
Cold and Hot level markings before panicking and paying alot for
something you may not need, can you open the radiator cap, it should
be full, the expansion tank is at its lowest level cold, if you filled
it up cold, it just overflows when hot, read the levels and your
manual.
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Old 29 Dec 2009, 02:49 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On Dec 28, 4:16*pm, Aldorus <h...@hereonearth.com> wrote:
> Two days ago my 2001 Toyota Camry (115k miles) stalled on the road as I
> was starting to slow down *... *I restarted fine.
>
> I popped the hood this morning and found the Engine Coolant nearly
> depleted. I had bought Toyota coolant some months back. I filled it ...
> and will be taking the car to a dealership tomorrow.
>
> Just curious, what the possible causes could be?


I believe that it could ? be loose head bolts at the firewall.

This year and 2002 `s are notorious for having head bolts come loose
and then loosing coolant.apparentl;y this is another famous Toyota
quality control problem . either the bolts were the wrong type or the
threads were the wrong size but they do work loose on some Toyotas of
those years and the coolant is lost.

I was told by a mechanic that its the constant heating and cooling of
the engine that does it.From cold start-up and then shutdown to cool
off like in a daily driver.

I drive a 2002 -4 Camry and so far so good .

check the thread in this group or in other Toyota ng`s.
Ed
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