Toyota Camry

1996-2001 of release

Repair and car operation

Kamri's Toyota
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 1.2. Information before car driving
+ 1.3. Independent maintenance
+ 1.4. Technical characteristics
+ 1.5. Some councils upon car purchase
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
- 4. Cooling system
   4.2. Technical characteristics
   4.3. Thermostat
   4.4. Cooling fans
   4.5. Radiator and broad tank
   4.6. Water pump
   4.7. The sensor of temperature of cooling liquid
   4.8. Electric chain of the motor of the delivery fan
   4.9. Electric motor of the delivery fan
+ 5. Heating and ventilation
+ 6. Fuel system
+ 7. Exhaust system
+ 8. Transmission
+ 9. Running gear
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Body
+ 12. Electric equipment

4.3. Thermostat


Arrangement of a cover of the thermostat in 4-cylinder models

The thermostat cover in 4-cylinder models is located behind the water pump.

Arrangement of a casing of the thermostat in 6-cylinder models

The thermostat casing (it is specified by an arrow) is located behind an inlet collector over a transmission.

General check

1. Measure level of cooling liquid, check a tension of a driving belt and functioning of the temperature sensor.
2. If the engine is warmed up too long, most likely, that jammed the thermostat in open situation. Replace the thermostat.
3. If the engine overheats, check temperature of the top hose of a radiator if the hose not hot, means, the thermostat jammed in a closed position. Replace the thermostat.

Thermostat check

1. For carrying out more careful check the thermostat is necessary for removing from the engine.
2. If the thermostat is not closed at room temperature, means, it is faulty and is subject to replacement.
3. Lower the thermostat in capacity with cold water (the thermostat is closed).
4. Warm up water in capacity and watch its temperature. The thermostat should not concern walls and a capacity bottom.
5. Write down thermometer indications when the thermostat only starts to open and when it is completely open. Compare the received sizes to technical requirements.
6. Replace the thermostat if it does not open or it is not closed or it gets jammed in any situation.


1. Disconnect a wire of the minus plug of the accumulator.
2. Merge cooling liquid from a radiator. Disconnect a radiator hose from a casing of the thermostat or from an inlet tube.
3. In 4-хцилиндровых engines disconnect an inlet tube from a thermostat casing. For the best access remove the oil filter.
4. In 6-cylinder engines a cover of the air valve also unscrew nuts (are specified by shooters) in a back part of the engine. Shift wires to get access to bolts of a cover of the thermostat.
5. Disconnect an inlet tube (it is specified by an arrow) from a head of cylinders and disconnect a tube from a thermostat casing (6-cylinder models).
6. Disconnect from a casing of the thermostat of fastening and a wire and remove a casing.
7. Get the thermostat from a casing.
8. Clean being joined surfaces and establish new laying.
9. Establish the thermostat and a thermostat casing upside-down removals.