I hate to say it, but if you have steam coming from the exaust, it's probably indicative of engine damage, possibly a blown head gasket. Generally if the radiator is cold, and the car is overheating, the possibilities include, a stuck closed thermostat, a stopped up radiator, a non-fuctioning water pump, or possibly a severly low level of coolant in the system, i.e., not enough coolant in the engine to circulate any through the radiator. Whatever you do, do not attempt to open the radiator cap while the engine is hot. You will severly burn yourself. Wait until the car is cold, open the radiator cap, and check the coolant level. My suspicion is that you will not see any coolant, because it has all either leaked out, or been boiled out. If you find this, I reccommend you get some help properly filling the radiator. It OS not as easy as just putting water in, because the system, has to be "burped" that is, the air pockets must be purged with a process that involves constantly carefully removing the cap while the engine is running, and adding more coolant several times. This can be dangerous if you don't know exactlt what you are doing because you can severly burn yourself strongly suggest you get some help. After all this, you I suspect you will find that the engine is damaged, and needs fairly expensive repair.
If the Toyota Celica VVTI is not blowing hot air through the heater, but the engine is overheating, there could be a problem with the radiator being plugged up. Sediment sometimes builds up in the radiator that can clog thermostats. Another problem might be the thermostat sticking or the water pump is leaking.
Hi have you checked the radiator for blockage if it is blowing water back out the radiator this could be the problem.
could be the water pump That is a typical symptom of an air lock in the cooling system
Probably a bad thermostat.
Over-obvious answer? Your radiator, or one of your radiator hoses, leaks - badly.
faulty control valve on heater or air in the lines
Your heads are probably warped from overheating. have them checked out by a machine shop. Sometimes they can machine them back to flat, but you might have to replace them.
A blown head gasket will pressurise the cooling system sometimes to the extent of blowing the radiator. A blocked radiator will cause a lack of coolant flow and overheating, which can cause head gasket failiure. Without inspecting the vehicle there is now way to tell which component failed first. Best wishes.
Sounds like a bad head gasket
You might need to either replace your thermostat or the radiator itself. I can't tell what "tube" you're talking about, but it COULD just be the radiator cap that's bad and you're venting into the tube that goes to the coolant recovery reservoir. If that's the case, just get a new radiator cap. If the radiator hose is leaking, replace it. Unfortunately, I can't tell what's wrong from your description.
If the engine is overheating rapidly and/or blowing oil then it could be.
bad water pump or low coolant level
It could be your head gasket... is it blowing blue smoke out the back? or you could have a messed up valve or something It could be your head gasket... is it blowing blue smoke out the back? or you could have a messed up valve or something
play in the fan shows the front pump bearing worn....bleeder hole located just behind the water pump pulley small 1/4 " drilled hole leaking anti freeze???? do you get a lot of white smoke from your tailpipes???? if so head gaskets are bad as well... water pump bad could have created that condition allowing the engine to over heat thus blowing out the gaskets!!
It's probably the radiator. Make sure there's enough coolant in the radiator.
To find the outlet on a radiator is simple. All you have to do is find the hot and cool air that is blowing.
it's either overheating or blowing oil onto the manifold
Because you don't have enough coolant in your radiator.
On many engines you have to bleed the air from a bleed screw or trapped air will stop coolant from circulating. Thermostat installed backwards? Radiator plugged up? Hopefully it's not head gaskets. If it's blowing white smoke and the exhaust smells sweet, then it is head gasket.
Low coolant?Bad thermostat?System airbound?Bad water pump?
most likely thermostat stuck less than $ 15 part
Coolant level is probably low, Have it checked for an antifreeze leak.
sounds like the head gasket ...same thing just happened in my 97 cavalier
Purg The Air Out of the Cooling system
The hot water is in contact with the metal casing of the radiator, so that metal radiator takes some heat from the water. The heat then passes from the inside metal of radiator to the outside metal of the radiator through convection. The outside metal of the radiator then passes it to the air that is blowing by it outside.