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over heating and 4-L problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by fireturk41, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. Nov 12, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    okay first off my trucks overheating after i changed the coolant, i put in toyota red coolant, 2 gals of it, the radiator and resivour are full, the heater isnt blowing hot, but the water temp is getting up to 125*F

    also when i put it in 4L the AT/P light comes on, i just replaced the damn transmission and the old one had the same problem
     
  2. Nov 12, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Um, did you mean 225*F?

    Maybe you have air in the system?

    No idea with the tranny.
     
  3. Nov 12, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    update...i think it was air...im slowly getting heat back but its still not hot, although the truck now stays at 195*F much better than 225*

    also any input for the 4lo problem?
     
  4. Nov 12, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    There was a thread a while back that discussed the AT/P lite. IIRC the purpose of the light is to tell you the 4WD lever is in Nuetral. :confused: Doesn't make sense to me either.

    On your rig, it may be a position sensor thing. :notsure:
     
  5. Nov 12, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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  6. Nov 12, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    thanks! maybe soon i can get my new d-shaft and tires to put it into 4wd
     
  7. Nov 12, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    exactly what i did. i kept filling the resevoir tank and let it run with out the cap on to bleed out the air
     
  8. Nov 12, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    I hope I don't screw up by asking this but-did you stick with the 50/50 mix of water and coolant I hope? or did you put straight red coolant?
     
  9. Nov 12, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    straight coolant, it was pre mixed and said not to add water
     
  10. Nov 12, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    OK I just wanted to make sure it was mixed.
     
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