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1994 Celica Overheating


ben_welsh
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I have recently bought a 1994 Automatic Celica on 56,000 miles. The Temperature gauge seems very quick to rise to the 2/3 mark when the car is stationary, or carrying out parking manouvers but will quickly drop to the 1/3 mark when in motion. Is this a sign of a potential problem or is the gauge just very sensertive? The coolant level seems okay and appears to be the right colour (reddy brown), and the car is yet to approach overheating. The car is booked in for a service but not for several weeks.

Could anybody provide any answers or solutions?

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could possibly be a sign of the thermostat - may need replacing...

check if the heaters are working ok - warm/hot air when car is warm + stays warm as you drive and the temp needle drops.. nothing to woory about (i hope!!) :thumbsup:

Good Luck

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  • 3 weeks later...

Thanks for your advice.

I got a local garage to check it out for me and they reckoned it was okay. The fans are comming on and the thermostat appeared to be functioning. The car was not overheating.

I had the coolent and Oil changed a week later, but the sensitivity is still there.

Toyota want £55+vat before they will look at the problem (local garage did not charge me) , so I have taken the decision to just leave it for the time being and just monitor the fluid levels and keep an eye on the gauge.

Thanks again.

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  • 4 months later...

I PUT A NEW STAT IN MY 95 ST202 , TEMP GUAGE HOLDS STEADY AT HALF WAY , NEVER ANY HIGHER. £ 17 FOR A NEW STAT ,--- ALSO SOME ANTI FREEZES ARE RED COLORED.

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