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Old 31 Dec 2012, 09:02 pm
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Default I have a 2001 honda civic ex, my car started running hot but no smoke from the hood a few months.?

I replaced the thermostat thinking that was my problem, after doing so my car ran fine for a few days then right back to running hot and I have radiator fluid all on my hood but when I go to add some it doesn't need it. I can't even drive my car for five mins without it running hot and smoking. Can someone help me?
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 09:18 pm
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take off the thermostat, you don't need it
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 09:31 pm
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open the hood















start the car















look for leaks
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 09:48 pm
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If it is overheating that quickly, you could have a warped head/damaged head gasket. Civic engines are very prone to damage from excessive engine heat, and if has been running hot for several months...















If you see oil in the coolant or vice versa, would probably be cheaper to replace the engine.















Take it to a reputable repair shop and have it checked.
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