1996 Toyota Camry Temp Gauge overheating

Tiny
PUNATICXX420
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  • 1996 TOYOTA CAMRY
Heater problem
1996 Toyota Camry 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 156k miles

I just replaced my radiator because my car was overheating. After I replaced the radiator my car still overheats but not as bad. What can be the problem? How come when I took it into the shop to replace the radiator they never told me about any other problems about my cooling system? Please help!
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Thursday, February 7th, 2008 AT 9:28 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Could be a water pump, thermostat and a blown headgasket/cracked head or block.

Get it block and pressure tested to find out what's causing it to overheat.
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Thursday, February 7th, 2008 AT 9:51 PM
Tiny
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I took it to the same place I got my radiator replaced and the guy said that the "heater control valve" is leaking and the the "thermostat house gasket" is bad. The heater control valve costs $90 just for the part and the thermostat house gasket costs $25. Does this sound like a reasonable price or am I being taken for? I've checked my coolant and it is still full and I haven't noticed any leaks. I asked the guy if the problem is the water pump and all he told me was that the water pump failing is a rare incident and he also told me that it's not the head gasket either. Could a leaking heater control valve and a bad thermostat house gasket be the problem for my car overheating?

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Monday, April 21st, 2008 AT 11:52 PM
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Well, first off It still could be the water pump also I just looked on a auto zone web sit and for your car make and model the thermostat housing gasket only cost about $5.00 at the most. And it's not that difficult to put on depending on the location of it., But yes that could be one reason your car would over heat. See if the thermostat gasket leaks it wouldn't be able to build up enough presser to open the thermostat. Also another thing to check out would be the fan or fan motor. That is if it has a electric fan. But I'm sure your mechanic would have noticed if the was bad. One other thing would be the hose. If the hose collapses it won't open the thermostat and cool the motor. Hope this helps. Good luck

-Rob
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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 AT 12:33 AM

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