i suppose not a good thing if radiator fluid brown & dirty right?

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Asked by Sep 08, 2013 at 01:05 PM about the 1996 Toyota Corolla Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i suppose not a good thing if radiator fluid brown & dirty right?

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Nope, probably a lot of rust from not changing the coolant. Flush it a few times till ti runs clear and then add 50% coolant to 50% distilled water. If you suspect the radiator is clogged or rusted beyond repair, replace. When was the last time the hoses were changed? Might want to replace those too.

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Tom is right, as usual, but very often Ethylene Glycol looks brown and dirty. . Propylene Glycol is the green stuff. Toyota uses a special blend, make sure when you buy antifreeze it says on the bottle it specifically says for use in Toyota vehicles.

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