94 V6 camry leaking radiator fluid fast

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Old 11 Apr 2004, 04:26 pm   #1 (permalink)
J. \Spydir Web\ Powers
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Default 94 V6 camry leaking radiator fluid fast

My dad bought a 94 camry v6 for me last year for me and after an
accident in a thunderstorm (rear-ended someone) we've had problems with
the car leaking radiator fluid very fast. My dad doesn't want to take
the car somewhere to have it looked at because he doesn't want to blow a
ton of money on a car we'll be replacing in a couple of months. The
problem is this is usually my only means of transportation not just for
me but I also have to drive a lot of friends around. I have a friend
that can help me if needed, but I want to personally just go out and buy
all new pipes and whatnot, deconstruct what needs to be to find and
hopefully repair the leak. From what we can tell it's probably a
cracked line somewhere.

Has anyone done this personally? I don't see why it can't be a one-day
job, but I also don't have a lot to spend on it. Does anyone have any
insight into such a fix?

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Old 11 Apr 2004, 08:27 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 94 V6 camry leaking radiator fluid fast

I'm assuming that you have punched a hole in the radiator. This is an easy
replacement that can be done quickly with tools you already have.

Go to (Shudder) PEP Boys and buy a Haynes manual for the car. Replacement
radiators are selling on ebay for about 89 to 100 dollars.
"J. "Spydir Web" Powers" <spydir@netsyndrome.net> wrote in message
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> My dad bought a 94 camry v6 for me last year for me and after an
> accident in a thunderstorm (rear-ended someone) we've had problems with
> the car leaking radiator fluid very fast. My dad doesn't want to take
> the car somewhere to have it looked at because he doesn't want to blow a
> ton of money on a car we'll be replacing in a couple of months. The
> problem is this is usually my only means of transportation not just for
> me but I also have to drive a lot of friends around. I have a friend
> that can help me if needed, but I want to personally just go out and buy
> all new pipes and whatnot, deconstruct what needs to be to find and
> hopefully repair the leak. From what we can tell it's probably a
> cracked line somewhere.
>
> Has anyone done this personally? I don't see why it can't be a one-day
> job, but I also don't have a lot to spend on it. Does anyone have any
> insight into such a fix?
>
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Old 11 Apr 2004, 08:32 pm   #3 (permalink)
J. \Spydir Web\ Powers
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Default Re: 94 V6 camry leaking radiator fluid fast

That's what I assumed for a bit but the body shop that fixed the car
after the accident claims they fixed that. I probably will pick up the
Haynes anyways to check it myself.

David wrote:
> I'm assuming that you have punched a hole in the radiator. This is an easy
> replacement that can be done quickly with tools you already have.
>
> Go to (Shudder) PEP Boys and buy a Haynes manual for the car. Replacement
> radiators are selling on ebay for about 89 to 100 dollars.
> "J. "Spydir Web" Powers" <spydir@netsyndrome.net> wrote in message
> news:1Hiec.17497$951.8470@bignews3.bellsouth.net.. .
>
>>My dad bought a 94 camry v6 for me last year for me and after an
>>accident in a thunderstorm (rear-ended someone) we've had problems with
>>the car leaking radiator fluid very fast. My dad doesn't want to take
>>the car somewhere to have it looked at because he doesn't want to blow a
>>ton of money on a car we'll be replacing in a couple of months. The
>>problem is this is usually my only means of transportation not just for
>>me but I also have to drive a lot of friends around. I have a friend
>>that can help me if needed, but I want to personally just go out and buy
>>all new pipes and whatnot, deconstruct what needs to be to find and
>>hopefully repair the leak. From what we can tell it's probably a
>>cracked line somewhere.
>>
>>Has anyone done this personally? I don't see why it can't be a one-day
>>job, but I also don't have a lot to spend on it. Does anyone have any
>>insight into such a fix?
>>
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>>WARNING!!: SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION BELOW!
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>>The Real Reason Mobile Phones Have Cameras -- www.mobileasses.com

>
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Old 12 Apr 2004, 11:25 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: 94 V6 camry leaking radiator fluid fast

Since it was in an accident, was the radiator replaced? I'm guessing it
wasn't that's why it leaks now. The radiator in the Camry costs about
$150-200 for the part alone. The hoses should be fine, just make sure you
trace where teh leak is coming from, if it's the radiator, you either
replace it, or you try buying a radiator patch which may or may not work.

"J. "Spydir Web" Powers" <spydir@netsyndrome.net> wrote in message
news:1Hiec.17497$951.8470@bignews3.bellsouth.net.. .
> My dad bought a 94 camry v6 for me last year for me and after an
> accident in a thunderstorm (rear-ended someone) we've had problems with
> the car leaking radiator fluid very fast. My dad doesn't want to take
> the car somewhere to have it looked at because he doesn't want to blow a
> ton of money on a car we'll be replacing in a couple of months. The
> problem is this is usually my only means of transportation not just for
> me but I also have to drive a lot of friends around. I have a friend
> that can help me if needed, but I want to personally just go out and buy
> all new pipes and whatnot, deconstruct what needs to be to find and
> hopefully repair the leak. From what we can tell it's probably a
> cracked line somewhere.
>
> Has anyone done this personally? I don't see why it can't be a one-day
> job, but I also don't have a lot to spend on it. Does anyone have any
> insight into such a fix?
>
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> WARNING!!: SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION BELOW!
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Old 13 Apr 2004, 06:52 am   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: 94 V6 camry leaking radiator fluid fast

What is fluid color? try green fluid, at least leak will leave a residue to
trace.

"J. "Spydir Web" Powers" <spydir@netsyndrome.net> wrote in message
news:1Hiec.17497$951.8470@bignews3.bellsouth.net.. .
> My dad bought a 94 camry v6 for me last year for me and after an
> accident in a thunderstorm (rear-ended someone) we've had problems with
> the car leaking radiator fluid very fast. My dad doesn't want to take
> the car somewhere to have it looked at because he doesn't want to blow a
> ton of money on a car we'll be replacing in a couple of months. The
> problem is this is usually my only means of transportation not just for
> me but I also have to drive a lot of friends around. I have a friend
> that can help me if needed, but I want to personally just go out and buy
> all new pipes and whatnot, deconstruct what needs to be to find and
> hopefully repair the leak. From what we can tell it's probably a
> cracked line somewhere.
>
> Has anyone done this personally? I don't see why it can't be a one-day
> job, but I also don't have a lot to spend on it. Does anyone have any
> insight into such a fix?
>
> --
> WARNING!!: SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION BELOW!
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