What is causing my radiator hoses to collapse in my 1992 Toyota Camry?

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Old 11 May 2010, 07:50 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default What is causing my radiator hoses to collapse in my 1992 Toyota Camry?

They are collapsing and causing it to overheat. Why are they collapsing?















They are brand new hoses.
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Old 11 May 2010, 07:55 am   #2 (permalink)
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you are losing you coolant
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Old 11 May 2010, 07:56 am   #3 (permalink)
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Lack of fluid in your pressurised cooling system
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Old 11 May 2010, 08:05 am   #4 (permalink)
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just be careful, b4 your head goes too.
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Old 11 May 2010, 08:10 am   #5 (permalink)
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You need a new radiator cap, then a coolant system pressure test..
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Old 11 May 2010, 08:19 am   #6 (permalink)
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If they are collapsing it sounds like you have a clog in the system and some how the water pump is managing to create a vacuum in the system causing the hose to collapse. In all honesty, that seems highly unlikely just because cooling systems are usually in a state of high pressure. You have tried replacing the hoses, right?
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Old 11 May 2010, 08:35 am   #7 (permalink)
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It is time to change the worn hoses, and have the cooling system checked. If you are losing fluid, then find out why.































The extra heat can cause a lot of expensive problems.
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Old 11 May 2010, 08:55 am   #8 (permalink)
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Also, besides checking your radiator cap, check that your overflow line itself is not plugged. To collapse the hoses you are drawing a vacuum on the system. When the engine heats up it forces air and coolant out but the path for return when the engine cools must be plugged.
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Old 11 May 2010, 09:00 am   #9 (permalink)
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Evan:















You might want to check your coolant level the water pump does pump water but then it pumps air too. Take the cap off the Raditor and run the car for a few minutes and look into the opening you should see fluid moving [pump works] if not add the correct coolant gradually. Stand a distance back too the fluid gets hot quick. You really should replace the hoses too before to long. Good Luck
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Old 11 May 2010, 09:20 am   #10 (permalink)
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try changing the thermostat or get a reinforced radiator hose
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