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I installed a new aluminum rad, upper and lower rad hoses and coolant temp switch in the rad......1991 celica GT, 5sfe manual.

Ok, so heres my problem......
- Car runs fine
- Car does NOT over heat
- Cooling system will NOT build pressure
- Fan kicks in as it should and then off as it should
- Did I mention car does NOT overheat !!!

WHY !!! WHAT !!! HOW can I fix it !!

HELP ME !!!

Thermostat stuck ??


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if you RAD is not boulding you might want to re-check your hoses, Rad hoses are air tight and if there is no pressure then you might either have a hole in the hose or on the rad, also check the hose clamps. To chesk for leaks in the hose the easy way is to spray water on it and see where it bubbles. <MIKE>
 

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I was just old that my celica should have a bleed screw on the gooseneck, now its after dark here so It will wait till moring for me to check, but does anyone know if this is so ?

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Car is going into the dealer this week to have the water pump replaced. Its not circulating anything, so out it comes !! $115 for the pump.

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So as some of you may know, last wednesday I took it upon myself to replace my rad, upper and lower rad hoses, thermostat and coolant switch in the rad as mine were all 13 years old and worn to hell. So, I then spent 3 days trying to get coolant to flow through the engine, total no go, we all thought the water pump was TOAST !! Had the car towed by porters towing today to Toyota Plaza, dropped her off at 2 pm.

4:45 Toyota calls says the car is working fine I can pick her up. I was like, WTF !! I siad is the mechanic sure ? He said yeah, but they'll keep her overnight and test it all again in the moring if I like, I said yeah please.

4:50 Toyota calls back. My coolant is only good til -7, so I say go ahead and replace it and I'll cover it in the morning.

So, they figure the car was severly air locked (apparntly 90-93 2.2L celicas are bad for air locking and the cooling system should be serviced only at the dealer....dually noted) They figure the ride on the tow truck freed up the air..... I was like WTF !!!

I love my car.

John
 
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