over heats on 2003 Toyota Echo

I have a 03 Echo that over heats!Upper hose gets hot, lower hose stays cool! When car gets hot,coolant comes out overflow tank. Have replaced thermostat! Help?

by in Syracuse, NY on May 22, 2011
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ANSWER by on May 23, 2011
You may have air trapped in the cooling system or the radiator could be plugged. There is the possibility that the head gasket is leaking. Another possibility is a failed water pump, that the impeller is corroded away or has come loose on the shaft. If you want to find a Toyota specialist, here's our directory link for you: https://repairpal.com/directory?address=13206&car_brand_names=Toyota
COMMENT by on May 24, 2011
Thanks for the input! Turns out to be the head gasket! Thanks again