TOY CAMRY 2008 se do you have to remove the front bumper cover to replace radiator and thermostat

30

Asked by May 15, 2015 at 02:05 PM about the 2008 Toyota Camry SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Inquiring for additional labor cost

8 Answers

146,315

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEs4wgLdZrE

146,315

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiTB0yIC0V8

146,315

Looks like not. For either. But I'm curious, did it get damaged? Even the coolant is good for 10 years, the Toyota "Long Life" stuff they put in at factory. A 2008 should not need a radiator. That one guy took the grille off bot not bumper cover, the A/C condenser is in front of radiator, don't mess with that. One, it's not necessary to and if you do all your A/C gas will escape, adding cost to job For thermostat follow upper hose to where it attaches to engine, just like most cars

30

Replace engine and 9 days later it ran hot. mechanic suggested to replace radiator and was charged to remove bumper cover too for replacement. and it ran hot again 20 days later. and now he said it blew a head gasket and will replace engine. radiator had looked fine after first time it ran hot and still had fluids. However after radiator was replaced with thermostat lost the fluids.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
30

No it wasn't damaged

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
146,315

Wow, sounds like you have been getting the s- end of the stick with your car. Even if you have like 200,000 miles, that would mean easy highway driving and that engine should have lasted. Unless it was neglected with oil changes or ran low. I hope the mechanic is standing behind his work. But it lifts up and out after unbolting brackets and hoses, not straight out front. Otherwise, as mentioned the condenser would have to have been removed

Best Answer
30

I now hired an attorney to deal with his lies. Thanks

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
146,315

Good move

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 95,402 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,250.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Camry Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Toyota Camry Experts

#1 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 11,070
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 5,560
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,020
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
963 Great Deals out of 74,534 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Corolla
949 Great Deals out of 66,777 listings starting at $1,595
Used Honda Civic
817 Great Deals out of 69,451 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Altima
1,034 Great Deals out of 82,410 listings starting at $670
Used Toyota Avalon
296 Great Deals out of 13,735 listings starting at $2,499
Used Toyota RAV4
752 Great Deals out of 54,759 listings starting at $2,488
Used Hyundai Sonata
684 Great Deals out of 48,644 listings starting at $700
Used Nissan Maxima
377 Great Deals out of 24,392 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Highlander
564 Great Deals out of 22,454 listings starting at $2,944
Used Honda CR-V
853 Great Deals out of 63,607 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Prius
308 Great Deals out of 22,985 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota Tacoma
697 Great Deals out of 31,796 listings starting at $2,750
Used Ford Fusion
1,043 Great Deals out of 76,005 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,110 Great Deals out of 82,177 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota 4Runner
372 Great Deals out of 20,690 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 21,225 listings starting at $18,299
2016 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 40 listings starting at $14,994
2015 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 2,699 listings starting at $10,995
2014 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
117 Great Deals out of 2,952 listings starting at $9,980
2013 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
58 Great Deals out of 1,097 listings starting at $8,888