2005 Toyota Camry Overheating

Asked by Sep 05, 2015 at 10:56 PM about the 2005 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've replaced the thermostat, flushed
the radiator, replaced the water
pump, and the top radiator hose.  My
car is still drinking coolant like crazy
and my radiator is cold to the touch.  
I don't smell anything combustible
through the vents, and I don't have
white smoke.  My car has almost
200,000 miles on it.  Is it the
radiator?

9 Answers

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The part of your question is confusing me that your radiator is cool to the touch and you are adding fuild. There is only three places for the fuild to go (FLOOR, ENGINE, TRANSMISSION) no white smoke, did you look at the oil itself is it milky? Did you check your transmission fuild? If the passes were clogged you would build up pressure and heat.

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The oil isn't milky and the transmission fluid is fine.

"Drinking coolant like crazy".....you might consider performing an engine compression test. Also...you might have AIR trapped in the cooling system.

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Just a simple test bro , as you said radiator is cool , start the engine and open the hood touch the radiator and check it if it's cool and now there are two radiator hose upper and lower touch the upper hose and touch the lower hose ,if the upper hose is hot and the lower hose is cold than the thermostat is not working.

Best Answer

Both hoses are hot

It appears you might have a restricted radiator. Consider this "old school" test. D/C the lower radiator hose and remove the radiator filler cap. Take a garden hose and place the open end of the hose onto the lower outlet of the radiator. Try to get a good seal between the hose and the rad. with your hand and a rag. Have some one turn the water on FULL BLAST. Water should flow up through the rad and come squirting out of the rad. fill hole about 12 inches. You have accomplished 3 things. Cold water should have closed the thermostat preventing most but not all water from going into the engine. You reverse flushed the radiator and the water pump. You tested for restriction in the radiator. Good Luck

BTW....you might still consider that COMPRESSION TEST. We have not ruled out a bad head gasket. Also when you refill these cooling systems today you should be using a special cooling system refill FUNNEL. Follow the directions carefully. This funnel helps bleed air out of the cooling system.

Turned out to be bad motors on my radiator fans. Replaces them and I'm as good as new.

Great. Thanks for the update.

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