1998 camry wires in bottom of radiator?

Asked by Nov 30, 2012 at 01:18 PM about the Toyota Camry

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

there are two wires that are plugged into the bottom of the radiator (blue and white) what are they for? I was think oil thermestat but wanted to know. thanks

7 Answers

Tempature of coolant sending unit for fan on/off....not gauge on dash that sending unit is in the block

Best Answer

will i broke one of the wires changing the radiator, will it be ok to drive the car until i get a new wire? or should i keep it parked.

You will be OK to drive it as long as you do not sit at stoplights for lengthy periods, aviod driving stop and go and then only for long times. At maybe 45 or above, no worries, that is good air flow w/o fan, it's winter, but do get it fixed, Sooner or later you will need it, probably sooner. And if you simply cut a wire, do a temp splice, if you broke the plug connector get one asap but you can drive to get it.

thanks for all your help!

one more question? so i started the car and the fans are running all the time. this is just the opposite of what i expected. is this right?

Then you crossed wires, or the broken one breaks continuinty and the fan runs. They should not run all the time, matter of fact it's better to have them not working than running all the time as long as you drive fast enough (without getting a ticket, safety first ya know) to have ait flow, like I said 40-45 will create enough. Keep an eye on the gauge!!!

2,945

Engine fan switxh Important to fix Right away

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 98 Toyota camry 4 answers

    Radiator, cap, hose, thermostat and thermostat sensor all replaced. Pull wire off temp switch at bottom of radiator and both fans come on. put A/C on with radiator sensor connected and no fans come on...

    1998 Toyota Camry CE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1998 Toyota Camry 2 answers

    camry 4cylinder overheating put a new thermostat in and over heated right away as if the thermostat did not open put two in same results then took out and ran with no theromstat and no issues coul...

    1998 Toyota Camry

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 Camry overheating 21 answers

    As soon as I drive the car, within 30 secs, temperature gauge goes to halfway mark and then within 5 mins settles at slightly higher than the halfway mark. I thought the temperature shouldn't rise s...

    2000 Toyota Camry LE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • toyota camry 2003 radiator fan not working 2 answers

    My 2003 toyora camry radiator fan does not come on at all. Tried letting it idle for a while with Ac full blast. Ac has a fan too, in the same housing as radiator fan. Car overheats. Neither fan co...

    2003 Toyota Camry LE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Radiator fans not coming on 12 answers

    1994 Toyota camry 4 cylinder 5sfe engine. My fans aren't coming on when I turn on my car or when the car reaches over 200 degrees F. The engine just overheats. I checked the Engine Coolant Temp. Se...

    1994 Toyota Camry LE

    -

    General

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 96,265 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,250.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Camry Questions

Toyota Camry Experts

#1 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 11,420
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 5,670
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,100
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 81,611 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Corolla
874 Great Deals out of 74,435 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic
668 Great Deals out of 77,418 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Altima
1,079 Great Deals out of 82,567 listings starting at $670
Used Toyota Avalon
256 Great Deals out of 13,593 listings starting at $2,375
Used Toyota RAV4
643 Great Deals out of 61,990 listings starting at $2,450
Used Hyundai Sonata
605 Great Deals out of 51,051 listings starting at $1,300
Used Nissan Maxima
347 Great Deals out of 25,224 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota Highlander
479 Great Deals out of 25,066 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,008 Great Deals out of 85,694 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda CR-V
810 Great Deals out of 59,368 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Fusion
1,060 Great Deals out of 78,462 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota 4Runner
315 Great Deals out of 20,549 listings starting at $2,295
Used Toyota Prius
252 Great Deals out of 22,368 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota Tacoma
619 Great Deals out of 35,131 listings starting at $2,155