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Help identify part on '94 Camry...

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Old 03-25-2012, 07:42 PM
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Question Help identify part on '94 Camry...

Hi,

First post on here... I was helping my aunt with her car and I noticed this part was broken. However, I am not sure what it is. Can someone please help me identify this part so I can find a replacement? This is on '94 Camry DX and it looks to be on the housing where the upper radiator hose is attached. It has two plastic fittings and two hoses attached to it. It looks to be a sensor of some sort.

Thanks in advance!

Link just in case pic isn't working:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7015935893/


 

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Old 03-25-2012, 07:42 PM
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Shoot! The pic didn't load. Let me try it again.

Added link instead...
 

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:52 PM
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The photo is not working.

From the description this appears to be a coolant temp switch. When the coolant is hot the switch opens connecting one hose to the other.

Might be for the emissions system. Would assume an auto parts person could look it up based on description plus car info. If you have a digital camera bring this in to allow viewing. Also look under the hood for a sticker stating if the car is built to California or Federal emissions standards.

If a tube broke off and is still inside one of the hoses remove it and glue it back onto the sensor making sure the glue does not plug up the inside of the tube.
 
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:12 AM
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I didn't see pic on those links... it keeps on loading...
 
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:49 AM
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Thanks! I think Toyomoho has it. I think it's the coolant temp switch.

I think I have the pic up correctly now...

Thanks again everyone!
 

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Old 05-05-2012, 07:16 PM
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Update: the part with the two tubes is called the Thermal Control Valve. It's also called the Thermal Vacuum Valve or TVV in the Chilton's manual.
 
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