My truck is a 1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L V6 ~ 214,000 miles and still running strong. About 2-3 weeks ago I broke down on the side of the road. I needed a tow to a garage. I was told I needed a new timing belt and was also told a radiator because mine had a crack at the top. I opted to have everything done. Also had the water pump replaced, and all hoses and belts replaced. Since I've had my truck back I've noticed the temperature gauge is floating a little higher then it usually is. Over the next few days I've noticed it coming up higher and higher. When I turn the car off, I noticed it shoots way up before it goes all the way down. I was told to replace the "fan clutch" and that would solve the problem. I did so. $200 & 1 day later, same problem. It's not going as high up, but I'm also not pushing it. It's a lot higher then it should be. I don't beleive it should be sitting more then 3/4th the way up on the gauge, and it's only in the mid to high 70's here in new jersey, my concern is what happens when 90 degree weather hits. Right now my truck is at the same mechanic and he said he is going to change the thermostat even though he did so 3 weeks ago. Any suggestions as to what it could be? Does this sound like the symptoms of a simple faulty thermostat? Thanx
have the same problem?
Monday, April 23rd, 2007 AT 12:34 PM