1997 Toyota Pickup 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 68000 miles
My '97 Tocoma 2.4L started to heat up very slowly last winter. It takes much longer than normal for the temp gauge to reach the halfway point. Even afterward, I am getting little heat inside the cabin. Here are the things I have done yet the problem still exists:
1) Replaced thermostat (twice in a week).
2) Put cardboard in front of radiator to block cold air.
3) Replaced radiator cap.
4) Verified the heater core valve at the firewall to operate properly.
I read from some Forums that people with similar problem was able to correct it by replacing the water pump. It does not make sense to me ! If the water pump is a culprit, the engine would have overheated instead of slow to warm up.
Winter is right around the corner. Please help !
have the same problem?
Thursday, September 4th, 2008 AT 12:27 PM