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Old 04 Dec 2011, 08:17 am
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Default My 2002 honda civic ex is overheating?

my civic started overheating and i found out i had a crack in my radiator so i replaced it, then about a week after it started overheating again, some of the issues seemed to be pointing to the thermostat so i replaced that but its still overheating, my fans don't kick on at all unless i run my ac, so im def thinking a fan issue now, but also when i run the heat only cool air comes out and it doesn't help cool the engine down like running the heat should do..i also put a mod on my thermistor for my ac because i had a short and it fixed my problem but would modifying my thermistor mess with my heat
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Old 04 Dec 2011, 08:32 am
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This will seem like a silly question...but have you checked the level of coolant? After that many repairs, I'd say you either have an extremely low coolant level, or you may have a lot of air in the coolant lines (air bubbles can impede the flow of coolant through the system).

Outside of those things...really the only things that are left are the major issues, the water pump, and most severe (but least probable), a cracked head.

There are a few things you can do...check to see if the car is leaking coolant at all (check all the hoses and clamps you removed when repairing what you have thus far), make sure the coolant level is appropriate.
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