1993 Toyota Celica overheats while going uphill

Tiny
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  • 1993 TOYOTA CELICA
  • 234,000 MILES
Its overheats going uphill then goes back to normal operating temp
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 11:23 PM

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Tiny
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Check to make sure the coolant is full and the fans are working. If they are both good, check the thermostat and flush the radiator to see if that helps.
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 11:47 PM
Tiny
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Did all that but when I flushed the radiator I only used water I didn't use the radiator flush. Is it a possibility the head gasket could be blown
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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 2:05 AM
Tiny
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It is possible. Are you getting any coolant coming out of the overflow?
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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 2:16 AM
Tiny
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It did a couple weeks ago but now its just shooting out steam and bubbling(boiling) sounds in the resivoir
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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 2:31 AM
Tiny
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Allow the engine to cool off. Refill the radiator and overflow. Start the engine with the rad cap off. If coolant shoots out, you have a headgasket issue.

Let me know what you find.
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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 2:45 AM
Tiny
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If I'm not mistaken I think it did the other day but I'll check and let you know then we can go from there
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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 2:49 AM
Tiny
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Sounds good. Let me know and have a great Thanksgiving.
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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 2:51 AM
Tiny
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As bad as I hate to say it. It shot out. So now where do I go from here
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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 2:59 AM
Tiny
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Then you have a bad head gasket. Pressure from cylinders is getting into the cooling system. That is what causes the coolant to shoot out. I wish I had better answer for you.
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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 3:18 AM
Tiny
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Thanks. You were a great great help. Happy thanksgiving
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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 4:52 AM
Tiny
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I'm glad to help. Let me know once you confirm problem or if you have other questions. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Joe
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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 5:02 AM

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