Toyota Camry 2000 coolant leak

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Asked by Sep 28, 2015 at 01:24 PM about the 2000 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The coolant is leaking whenever I drive; Stand by is ok
Found the leak here in the picture.
Can this be just a washer inside that metal tube? (please check the circle)

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94,085

There is a gasket just under the flange were the two bolts are

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Once you remove the nuts, there must be a gasket under it. But where the hose meets the metal tube there seems to be some bit of corrosion. Is it possibly leaking from the rubber hose down the metal tube? I'd replace the hose and get a new worm style clamp.

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Joemom, Tom, Thanks a bunch. Joemom, you are right on the mark with the arrow. I saw bubbles coming out of it once I stop the car after driving and immediately open the hood. I'll replace the gasket. Hopefully, I can take the old one to auto part store and get the exact same thing (not sure about the size) Tom, Good eye on the corrosion; It is not the source as I saw bubbles coming out of the tube where joemom pointed the arrow. I should probably fix that corrosion too; Do you know if I should expect a lot of coolant leak once I open it?

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222,475

There will be some coolant spilling, you can drain the radiator partway to avoid a big mess.

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148,425

I second Tom with a worm-drive clamp. Those spring clamps will not hold forever

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148,425

Don't get just a gasket but a new thermostat while you are at it. And pay close attention to the direction you install, the thermostat it's self will have RAD side embossed on it, Also be careful it's seated properly or when you torque the housing can break.Use some High-temp silicone sealer Best wishes.

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You're welcome, glad I could help....

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Thanks for the help. I changed both the thermostat and the gasket; There was lot of old silicone there we had to cleanup, and I was told not to put sealant at all, so skipped that part.

222,475

Nice, glad you got it fixed.

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