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Old 25 Mar 2005, 02:00 am
Latitude Wizard
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Default 95 honda civic overheating - help anyone??

Hi,
I have a 95 honda civic.
I had my temp spike up suddenly once in a while... 2 months later my
radiator broke down. I had the radiator changed. car drove ok for a week or
so then started spiking up on heat.... going to max. The only way i could
control it is by turning on the interior heater to max. as i turn heater to
max the temp begins to climb back. Then i changed the thermostat (drained
fluid). It ran a little better..... less spikes. But now it's almost
predictable.

if i drive on highway wihtout turning on my interior heater the heat will
climb to max. again i have to turn on heater to max to cool it down to
normal (half way).

I really need help to suggest me what could this be?? The fan is working
when i short the wire going to temperature switch. Also if the temp goes up
3/4th i do see the fan running.

anyone with ideas?? I am dreaded that i may need to run heater during
summer.

help me pls.

shamNOSPAMsdewan AT hotmail DOT com


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Old 25 Mar 2005, 07:50 am
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Default Re: 95 honda civic overheating - help anyone??

You probably have an air bubble in your system. It could be in your
heater core, and those bubbles take a while to dissipate, if ever.

Try running the engine stationary at a couple of K RRM with the
radiator cap off. Watch the temperture, because you don't want
overheating. When you see the coolant level drop, add more coolant.
Eventually you will hear a distinct burb, signalling that th air bubble
came out.

Hope that's it
Remco

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Old 25 Mar 2005, 08:28 am
jim beam
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Default Re: 95 honda civic overheating - help anyone??

Latitude Wizard wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a 95 honda civic.
> I had my temp spike up suddenly once in a while... 2 months later my
> radiator broke down. I had the radiator changed. car drove ok for a week or
> so then started spiking up on heat.... going to max. The only way i could
> control it is by turning on the interior heater to max. as i turn heater to
> max the temp begins to climb back. Then i changed the thermostat (drained
> fluid). It ran a little better..... less spikes. But now it's almost
> predictable.
>
> if i drive on highway wihtout turning on my interior heater the heat will
> climb to max. again i have to turn on heater to max to cool it down to
> normal (half way).
>
> I really need help to suggest me what could this be?? The fan is working
> when i short the wire going to temperature switch. Also if the temp goes up
> 3/4th i do see the fan running.
>
> anyone with ideas?? I am dreaded that i may need to run heater during
> summer.
>
> help me pls.
>
> shamNOSPAMsdewan AT hotmail DOT com
>

sounds like you have a coolant leak. check all your hoses and if
necessary, the water pump "weep" hole. my crx was losing coolant
because the water pump seals had gone.

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Old 26 Mar 2005, 01:27 pm
Joseph Wind
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"jim beam" <nospam@example.net> wrote in message
news:1111760916.57aa6fbaa2b9a80cf65832a9e9943236@t eranews...
> Latitude Wizard wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have a 95 honda civic.
> > I had my temp spike up suddenly once in a while... 2 months later my
> > radiator broke down. I had the radiator changed. car drove ok for a

week or
> > so then started spiking up on heat.... going to max. The only way i

could
> > control it is by turning on the interior heater to max. as i turn

heater to
> > max the temp begins to climb back. Then i changed the thermostat

(drained
> > fluid). It ran a little better..... less spikes. But now it's almost
> > predictable.
> >
> > if i drive on highway wihtout turning on my interior heater the heat

will
> > climb to max. again i have to turn on heater to max to cool it down to
> > normal (half way).
> >
> > I really need help to suggest me what could this be?? The fan is

working
> > when i short the wire going to temperature switch. Also if the temp

goes up
> > 3/4th i do see the fan running.
> >
> > anyone with ideas?? I am dreaded that i may need to run heater during
> > summer.
> >
> > help me pls.
> >
> > shamNOSPAMsdewan AT hotmail DOT com
> >

> sounds like you have a coolant leak. check all your hoses and if
> necessary, the water pump "weep" hole. my crx was losing coolant
> because the water pump seals had gone.
>


I have to agree, you never mentioned replacing the water pump. If you have
at least 100k miles it's time to replace the water pump.


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