What Is the Type of Coolant in a 2001 Toyota Camry?

by Danielle Hamill

Coolant, or anti-freeze, is the substance in your 2001 Toyota Camry that absorbs the heat exuded from your engine, and dispels it through the radiator. Its jobs include preventing freezing and corrosion. Coolant is ethylene and water and should be flushed out completely and replaced at least once a year.

Coolant Type

Toyota recommends the 2001 Toyota Camry Sedan receive "Toyota Long Life Coolant." If you choose a different type of coolant, make sure it is not alcohol-based and it is mixed in a 1:1 ratio with distilled water.

Checking Level

To check your coolant levels at home, make sure your Toyota has been off long enough for the engine to cool. View the level of coolant by looking at the radiator reservoir. Coolant should be between the "low" and "full" lines. If coolant is below the "low" line, add coolant until it is properly filled.

Replacing

To flush your Toyota's coolant system, let the engine to cool, remove the radiator cap, unfasten both the radiator drain and engine drain plugs, allow the coolant to drain, and replace plugs. Refill the coolant system to the "full" line, replace the radiator cap, and start the engine.

About the Author

Danielle Hamill began writing in 2007 for website developer Interactive Internet Website, Inc. She has contributed to websites such as Family Travel Guides and Caribbean Guide. Hamill holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Florida State University.