1995 Toyota Camry over heating then temp goes down as driving

Asked by Apr 08, 2017 at 10:54 AM about the 1995 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car is over heating after driving for about 30
minutes. Temp gauge goes almost to red then
slowly goes down to the center position. He oil is
not mixing with coolant, but I have to put coolant in
it when I drive it

10 Answers

75,515

If you notice white smoke out the tail pipe that has a sweet smell to it then it is a head gasket. Chances are if it is not leaking. Otherwise the thermostat should be changed out and make sure the fans are working.

Thanks for replying! White smoke comes out when I start it up in the morning until the car warms up, but no continuous smoke. I have notice the smell of freion. My friend changed the thermostat for me which tripped on the check engine light which wasn't on. I thought it might be the head gasket was praying it wasn't.

75,515

Ask your friend if he purged the cooling system after refilling it from air pockets. This sight shows how... www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUpXgAJ1gjU

No he didn't

75,515

Try purging the cooling system, there is air trapped in the cooling system. Do not be letting the engine get hot.

Ok I'll try that. I went out and bought a water pump so I'll hold off on replacing that. Thanks so much!

75,515

Yea, try purging the cooling system first, it helps to have the front of the car raised up some since air bubbles go upward.

Ok I've taken note of everything you've said I will keep you posted

Update: Flushing the system seems to have solved the over heating problem. Thanks so much

75,515

Your welcome.

Your Answer

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 91,207 nationwide Camry listings starting at $300.

ZIP:

Toyota Camry Experts

  • #1
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    13,850
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,700
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    3,050
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,110 Great Deals out of 66,541 listings starting at $561
Used Toyota Corolla
895 Great Deals out of 60,571 listings starting at $850
Used Honda Civic
707 Great Deals out of 65,173 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Altima
1,096 Great Deals out of 79,270 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Avalon
232 Great Deals out of 16,460 listings starting at $1,890
Used Toyota RAV4
778 Great Deals out of 51,340 listings starting at $1,195
Used Hyundai Sonata
830 Great Deals out of 55,067 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Maxima
323 Great Deals out of 22,349 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda CR-V
742 Great Deals out of 60,314 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota 4Runner
317 Great Deals out of 25,481 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Tacoma
668 Great Deals out of 46,330 listings starting at $2,700

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
18,935 listings starting at $20,188
2017 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 1,167 listings starting at $12,741
2016 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 1,832 listings starting at $10,980
2015 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 1,419 listings starting at $9,995
2014 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 1,421 listings starting at $8,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.