OT, need advise on 2004 Toyota Tacoma cooling system

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 11:58 pm:

Hi all,
Now that the weather is warming back up, I'm noticing my Tacoma is running warmer than normal. I realize that there could be multiple causes: sticking thermostat, bad water pump, leaking head gasket and bad radiator.
I actually suspect the radiator--it is a single row, aluminum core, plastic tanks. It looks clean as a whistle looking in the fill tube. The truck has a little over 90k on it now. Was wondering if maybe the fins are not solid to the tubes or??? Any ideas? Look like replacement units are around $150--kinda hard to justify repairing the original, huh?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 12:09 am:

First, David, verify the gauge is correct.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 01:47 am:

Ricks,
Hmm, ah ha! I do have a HF remote reading thermometer around here somewhere--I could even verify if it's the thermostat with that too, right?
Now to remember where I put it. . . .


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 02:31 am:

My Pontiac Grand Prix started running hot whenever I was in slower traffic. Turned out there was a bad ground for the circuit for the electric fan that cools the radiator.


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