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Old 04-29-2007, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My camry keeps overheating when im at idle, but...

when i give it gas it cools down....

i left the car on for a while and the fans didnt kick on...even when its overheating....now, the fans are suppose to kick on whether im driving or not right? does this mean.

1) the relays are busted(anyway to test em?)
2)the fans+ motors are gone, need to replace them
3)wiring issue
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best way to test it is take it to someone with mechanical knowledge <3
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best way to test it is take it to someone with mechanical knowledge <3
yea i know, but i wanted to try and solve it...meh, i guess ill take it to someone
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i got SAME thing on my intergra
except when i shut it off, my fan comes on --- so it's like a turbo car where the fans works when your car doesn't for cooling hehe

but i don't have a turbo

so yeah... i thought it was thermostat, but i don't care much so i ain't fixing it just yet
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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leak/air pocket in the system ... had the same issue with my 525 back in the day and it turned out to be a hairline crack in the radiator next to the bleed screw.

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Yes, the fans are supposed to come on wether or not you're moving, especially if the car is overheating. Test the motors first. Unplug them and try feeding it voltage direct from B+ and B-. If you determine that the fans work, then you have to look into replacing the relays, or perhaps any temperature sensor that may act as a awitch.

Do you have the Camry Haynes manual? You should (although the manual prolly costs just as much as the car).
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Yes, the fans are supposed to come on wether or not you're moving, especially if the car is overheating. Test the motors first. Unplug them and try feeding it voltage direct from B+ and B-. If you determine that the fans work, then you have to look into replacing the relays, or perhaps any temperature sensor that may act as a awitch.

Do you have the Camry Haynes manual? You should (although the manual prolly costs just as much as the car).
dude, ur not gona believe it, i foung a copy months ago before i even bought the camry....lukcily i didnt toss it
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first, check the Fan, just attach power DIRECTLY to it from the battery with some kind of jumper wire(positive and negative)....if it comes on, then its probably 1 of 4 things....the thermo fan switch, or an air pocket, a fuse, or a relay...if it doesnt come on...its the fan motor

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first, check the Fan, just attach power DIRECTLY to it from the battery with some kind of jumper wire(positive and negative)....if it comes on, then its probably 1 of 4 things....the thermo fan switch, or an air pocket, a fuse, or a relay...if it doesnt come on...its the fan motor

That's what I said
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id never expect to see someone say that on a car forum, and especially from you of all people
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id never expect to see someone say that on a car forum, and especially from you of all people
are you fucking kidding me? i am the most sarcastic person in this forum, how the hell have you not picked up on this?
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my vw's fans always come on now after I drive it, The exhaust manifold heatshield was vibrating really badly so I took it off, and I modded my airbox.

Check the fan first. Does the cars temp gauge go up rather quickly?
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