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Old 22 Jun 2006, 03:51 pm   #1 (permalink)
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How often should we replace the thermostat on a Camry ('96, '99 in
particular)?

What are the signs of failure (short of placing it in hot water and
watching it)?

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Michael

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Old 22 Jun 2006, 04:35 pm   #2 (permalink)
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First off use only a Toyota unit , ive had 2 defective aftermarket
units, on one the gasket was not the right size, it never sealed and for
5 years I had a long winter warm up. They last a long time, usualy you
overheat or take a long time to warm up in winter to know its bad,
Around 100000 miles might be a time, but Toy parts are made to last.

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Old 23 Jun 2006, 12:16 am   #3 (permalink)
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There is no fixed replacement schedule for a thermostat. In general,
every time you change the radiator or the coolant hoses you should
change the thermostat.

For preventative maintenance, I'd change the hoses and thermostat every
6yr/90K, with the revised timing belt schedule. I wouldn't change the
radiator on a preventative basis, but you have to keep an eye on it
after 90K. The hoses and thermostat (and radiator) usually last longer
than that.


mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:
> How often should we replace the thermostat on a Camry ('96, '99 in
> particular)?
>
> What are the signs of failure (short of placing it in hot water and
> watching it)?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Michael


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Old 23 Jun 2006, 01:55 pm   #4 (permalink)
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johngdole@hotmail.com wrote:
> There is no fixed replacement schedule for a thermostat. In general,
> every time you change the radiator or the coolant hoses you should
> change the thermostat.
>
> For preventative maintenance, I'd change the hoses and thermostat every
> 6yr/90K, with the revised timing belt schedule. I wouldn't change the
> radiator on a preventative basis, but you have to keep an eye on it
> after 90K. The hoses and thermostat (and radiator) usually last longer
> than that.



Thanks guys! This information is most helpful.

Michael

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