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Old 18 Jun 2011, 11:01 am
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Default 2003 Honda Civic EX Leaking Overheating problems, HELP!!!!?

I have a 2003 Honda Civic EX, it recently started to leak mass amounts of clear (brake fluid?) fluid in front of and behind EVERY wheel, however i constantly started checking all my fluid levels including the brake resevouir and it was fine? Then one hot day the leaking stopped and hasnt leaked anymore but still worries me? My check engine light has been on and it is showing a catalytic converter code which is the least of my worries but i check that every few days to make sure nothing else comes up. MY car also has started to overheat when idling, then the second i pull away it goes down rapidily. I checked my coolant and it seems to be okay im just not sure what i should do, im pretty car savy but not an expert by any means. I checked under the car to see where the leaks were coming from and it wasnt the brake lines cause they seems bone dry. Any ideas what i need to replace. Just got this car 4 months ago and it is a PIECE lol but you live and learn, no warranty on the car so its now my problem. Also anyone know any way to help with a catalytic converter threshold issue without replacing it? Code p0420

All help is appreciated but please only give opinions if you know your stuff THANKS!!!

I haven't tried that but I regularly check the brake, power steering, and coolant levels .. And it only overheats every now and again but enough times to be worried about .. And idk if this has anything to do with it but my gas meter goes down and up sometimes too after I get gas on a flat area, for instance I got gas yesterday and my meter showed full on a flat surface and then I let it idle and it shot down to empty again and then shot back up , weird
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Old 18 Jun 2011, 11:16 am
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First, to see fluid and not have any loss in the reservoirs, does not make any sense. I suspect someone is messing with you or you are missing some thing. The engine cooling down when you take off would indicate either poor or no cooling fan operation. It may also indicate low fluid level, have you checked by removing the radiator cap when cool or are you just looking at the reservoir. A bad Radiator cap can also lead to this problem by not allowing transfer of fluid to and from the reservoir.
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