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Old 22 Jan 2008, 02:46 pm
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Default Faulty thermostat signs?

I have a 95 acura integra and it it takes forever to heat it up....and after i've been driving it for a while it still doesn't heat to the middle mark....the car never overheats though....could this be a faulty thermostat?
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Old 22 Jan 2008, 03:01 pm
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its possible but its also possible that because the vehicle is a tad older that its working fine. i would check the coolant fluidd levels and make sure that you have enough. and if it really bothers you that bad you can always take it to the dealership and have them check it out for a small diagnosis fee ( normally around $45.00).
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Old 22 Jan 2008, 03:16 pm
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Yes quite possibly, try taking the thermostat and test it. Pour boiling water over it and see if it oopens and then closes again. Also check to see if all of the radiator is getting hot as if only half the radiator is getting hot then ther eis a fault with the radiator.Hope this helps
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Old 22 Jan 2008, 03:31 pm
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pull the thermostat out and put it in a pan of boiling water, watch for it to open , if it does then you know its good and your problem is something else. if itdoesnt then you found your answer.
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Old 22 Jan 2008, 03:46 pm
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there is many common coolant porblemscheckthis out http://www.team-integra.net/forum/di...icID=84739join team integra.net
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Old 22 Jan 2008, 04:01 pm
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Thermostats normally fail open, so that it takes forever to warm up. A new thermostat is cheap enough so that you should just replace it.
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