Engine Performance problem
2001 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Automatic 91000 miles
I had problems with my car temperature. It went up and down (from 50 to 75) when my car was slowing down or idling after haveing driven for a while (45 mins). If there's no traffic or anything, the temperature would stay normal all the time.
I brought my car to a shop, and they couldnt figure out what the problem is. The fans are working, the radioator if full with liquid, etc. They said it could be the thermostat. We changed it. But it got worse. When I started the car, the temp went all the way up (100).
Now my car is staying overnight. They wanted to check the water pump saying that it might have been the problem all along.
my question is, couldnt they have told me this earlier? And if I putback the old thermostat into the engine, would my car go back to like it was before?
have the same problem?
Sunday, November 30th, 2008 AT 1:30 AM