my 2001 toyota camry temp gauge goes up when idling or when in a traffic jam. IVE ALREADY PUT IN A NEW RADIATOR, THERMOSTAT, TEMPSENSORS, radiator switch, coolant BUT STILL NO CHANGE. When the fans come on temp gauge goes down.

Asked by Apr 02, 2015 at 11:22 AM about the 2001 Toyota Camry CE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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if the coolant is full, it is possible there is air in the system, hopefully. with all that new work, the only thing left is the water pump. If I were you though, I would probably do a combustion leak test. the kit is about 40 bucks, and lots of youtube vids on how to do it. if you fail the test, you have a bad head gasket.

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I agree with mike above post, he knows what he's talking about. But how high past mid-gauge? Just a little?... ¾ up? In red?

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