1992, V6, Overheating, Steam - vents, new thermostat, using coolant.

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Old 06 Oct 2005, 08:29 am   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1992 Camry with a V6. It was overheating and I replaced the thermostat, it was bad. It worked okay for a couple of days and then yesterday I noticed it was overheating so I stopped and steam was pouring out of the vents. I filled up the radiator and resevoir with coolant/water and even more steam poured out of the vents. Like I said I have replaced the thermostat, does anyone have any ideas what else might be there problem? I really appreciate it. Thanks

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Old 06 Oct 2005, 02:05 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Thu, 6 Oct 2005 15:29:10 +0200, kevink1855
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>I have a 1992 Camry with a V6. It was overheating and I replaced the thermostat, it was bad. It worked okay for a couple of days and then yesterday I noticed it was overheating so I stopped and steam was pouring out of the vents. I filled up the radiator and resevoir with coolant/water and even more steam poured out of the vents. Like I said I have replaced the thermostat, does anyone have any ideas what else might be there problem? I really appreciate it. Thanks.

Sounds like the heater core is leaking.
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Old 06 Oct 2005, 02:43 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"kevink1855" <kevink1855.1whg2o@no-mx.carstalk.net> wrote in message
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> I have a 1992 Camry with a V6. It was overheating and I replaced the

thermostat, it was bad. It worked okay for a couple of days and then
yesterday I noticed it was overheating so I stopped and steam was pouring
out of the vents. I filled up the radiator and resevoir with coolant/water
and even more steam poured out of the vents. Like I said I have replaced the
thermostat, does anyone have any ideas what else might be there problem? I
really appreciate it. Thanks.


When you added water, did you have the engine running? Sometimes the shock
of cold water flooding into a hot engine, will cause sudden temperature
changes within the heads which can if you''re unlucky, crack the head. A
running engine will rapidly mix the incoming cold water with the hot
coolant.

If the t\stat is buggered, and the engine didn't get too hot or suffer from
effect above,... the engine should survive. Use a Toyota replacement t\stat,
they cost more, but don't fail straight away.

If the engine continues to lose coolant, the heads will need to be removed
and checked for warp and cracking. One easy way to test for problems, is to
crank the engine with the ignition off and plugs removed (altho on the V6
the back 3 are difficult to get at. Any head-gasket, or head problems will
cause water to be forced out of the plug hole while cranking. Hold your palm
about 2 inches from the plug-hole,.. sometimes its only a mist,..any sign of
water/coolant at all points to problems tho.

Jason



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Old 07 Oct 2005, 12:59 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1992, V6, Overheating, Steam - vents, new thermostat, using

I agree, sounds like your heater core is responsible for your coolant
loss.
Scott

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