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2003 Toyota Echo Question: over heats

 

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petey59, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Syracuse, NY, May 22, 2011, 07:06
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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?

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    Superbob May 23, 2011, 14:00
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    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.
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    Visitor, May 24, 2011, 13:09

    Thanks for the input! Turns out to be the head gasket! Thanks again

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