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#1505 of 5279 1992 Camry V6 LE Overheating
Aug 15, 2003 (10:20 pm)
A little over a week ago I noticed the temperature gage on my Toyota raising to the "H" red area warning me that the car was overheating.
It never cut off on me or started to smoke. On my way back to school from the airport, the car began to make a rattling noise and started to smoke from under the hood.
I pulled the car over and my brother noticed antifreeze pouring onto the ground. He lifted the hood after a few minutes and checked the oil and saw that it was okay.
However he did notice antifreeze spilling out from the "overflow".
After the car cooled I parked it at my sisters house which was about 5 minutes away from the expressway and let it sit over the weekend.
I took the car to a mechanic who could find nothing wrong with the car but changed the thermostat.
I took the car on the expressway after the repair had been made and the car began to overheat & antifreeze pouring onto the ground and the smell coming through the vents.
I drove the car back to the mechanic who swore he saw nothing wrong with the car and insisted on changing the "caps" that held the liquid down in the radiator.
He suggested that the bearings were worn.
I did not trust him so I had the car towed to GoodYear.
They are now saying the same thing. The diagnostic and leak tests are not indicating any problems and the engine is in great condition.
I suggested to them that the car is not overheating because they have not driven it to get the engine warmed.
What could be going wrong? Someone suggested the heating coil.
Aug 16, 2003 (2:13 pm)
semichigan... check to see if your cooling fans are working. Warmup to operating temp and see if radiator fan starts. Next turn on AC and see if fans work.
If fans don't work, could be bad thermosensor, fan switch or fan assy.
If fans work, hmmm, maybe clogged radiator.
#1507 of 5279 Re: Overheat engine
Aug 17, 2003 (4:42 am)
Check the water pump: Turn control temperature to heating mode, do you have heat inside the car ?
#1508 of 5279 94 Camry XLE V6 Problem
Aug 17, 2003 (9:48 am)
Just started to experience difficulty when moving the transmission from Park to Reverse. If you play with the shifter long enough, eventually, it will move into reverse.
Shifts to all other gears seem to be fine. The steering wheel is locked when this happens and the brake is depressed.
Any ideas on what needs to be adjusted or fixed?
#1509 of 5279 97 camery electrical issues
Aug 18, 2003 (4:49 am)
i left the key on over night. after charging the battery, the engine cranks, but electrical issues. the fuel pump isnt working. the radio, power windows, door locks, etc arent working. any help would be appreciated.
#1510 of 5279 Body Repair for 2003 Camry
Aug 27, 2003 (10:46 am)
I'm new to this townhall because my beautiful 2003 Camry was only 15 days old when it was sitting unoccupied in my husband's work parking lot when an 18-wheeler backed into it and pushed it across the parking lot. The driver didn't even know he hit it. There was approximately $3600 worth of damage mainly to the rear passenger door and wheel well. The Camry has been under repair now for over a month because the dealership's body repair can not get the wheel well back to its original splendor. They are telling me the 1/4 round does not come as part of the side panel when on the 2003's. They have to recreate the 1/4 round, which they have yet to do successfully. What they want to do now is to cut off the 1/4 round from each of the wheel wells because they can't seem to fix it and said this would make all of the wheel wells look the same. I said no-way!!!! Does anyone else know of a 2003 Camry owner who has had such a problem with this? The dealership is telling me the 1/4 round being separate from the panel is new to the 2003 Camry's, however every other car I see Camry or not has 1/4 round on the wheel well. Just curious if they're telling the truth. Thanks!
Aug 27, 2003 (11:29 am)
Go back to your insurance company and tell them the body shop is unable to restore your car to "just like new" status. Tell them you want the adjustor to "total" the car so you can buy a new one! Your Ins co will be very motivated to find a new body shop or address the problem.
Aug 27, 2003 (5:37 pm)
Unfortunately I already tried that and the total amount of the damage does not suffice to consider it totalled. I wish the guy had totalled it. The body shop called though late this afternoon and said now they have finally repaired it correctly and that I should be happy with it. We'll see when I pick it up Thursday!
Aug 27, 2003 (7:41 pm)
Why couldn't you take the car to a dealer?
Aug 28, 2003 (7:39 am)
at the dealer usually independently operate. They probably get the parts fast and easy. But I think she has her car fixed in her dealer.