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Old 03 Jul 2011, 09:01 am
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Default My 1995 Honda Civic LX keeps overheating. Please, PLEASE, help with suggestions.?

So far I have changed the thermostat and have had the fan fixed because there was a delay in turning on. Also, brand spanking new battery, if that makes a difference. While driving on highway it doesn't really overheat too much. It's more while sitting in traffic that the temperature starts to go up. I'm not sure what else could be the problem and when I took it to the mechanic he couldn't figure it out either. There is no leak, when I open the radiator cap there is fluid in the radiator and there is plenty of fluid in the reservoir. I absolutely cannot afford a new car so fixing this issue is an absolute MUST. Please someone help me!!!

I didn't fill it up the mechanic did and he did mention something to that affect to me.
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Old 03 Jul 2011, 09:16 am
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When u filled the car up with coolant did u open the bolt to purge the air in the system.I had a accord that was doing the same thing .the bolt to purge air on my accord was right beside the thermostat.just a suggestion with what info u have given.
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Old 03 Jul 2011, 09:31 am
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It might be the Head Gasket!! This happened to our 1994 Honda Accord! We had the thermostat, fan, and coolant changed but the gauge always climbed when we sat in traffic. We traded the car in for $1500 (it had 300,000kms), and our mechanic told us it was the head gasket that caused the car to overheat.

He said, "when a head gasket fails, air bubbles can enter the cooling system and get trapped in a perfectly good thermostat causing it to stick open. That will prevent the fan from running and then your car overheats while sitting in traffic."

Hopefully that helps you!
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