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Old 13 Jul 2010, 02:16 am
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Default 1998 Honda Accord Radiator Empty?

But my overflow is not it's full all the time and my car is not over heating what does that mean please let me know thanks
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Old 13 Jul 2010, 02:31 am
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u have a leak in the colent lines is the car leaking out on the ground?
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Old 13 Jul 2010, 02:46 am
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It could mean that your radiator has a leak somewhere, top it off with water, drive it for a little and than check for any visible leaks around the radiator, hoses, etc.
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Old 13 Jul 2010, 03:01 am
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Fill the radiator,and ONLY have the reservoir [overflow] 2 the COLD mark, any fuller than that and u will vacuum the coolant out of the radiator,as the engine heats up and the coolant [water] expands.
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Old 13 Jul 2010, 04:01 am
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Your Accord has a cooling capacity of ONLY 4 Qts.You have a major leak (all coolant leaks are a major problem)The radiator is a indicator of trouble in the system.My guess is the two small hoses going to the heater core(A small radiator in the heater box)A pinhole leak at the clamp will boil out the coolant in a matter of minutes without showing drips on the ground.If you have a high milage car,it's time to replace ALL hoses,the thermostat,radiator cap and all the tired hose clamps.A flush would come next followed by fresh 50/50 antifreeze.Small price to pay to save your motor from an over heated condition(always fatal)Please visit the site given and spend a few minutes under the hood.Do it now or pay the big bucks later.Good luck.
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Old 13 Jul 2010, 04:16 am
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Definitely you have a leak. Possible areas are radiator, water pump and hoses. Have this check first to avoid major problem. Hope this help!
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There are two possible causes. One is a bad radiator cap, in particular the outer seal that maintains the vacuum that slurps coolant out of the reservoir as the engine cools. Replacing the radiator cap with a genuine Honda cap will settle that matter - aftermarket radiator caps are very untrustworthy.































The other possibility is that there is a small leak (bigger than a water pump leak, but not very big) that is preventing the vacuum from building up as the engine cools. Those can be a devil to find.
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First of all replace a new radiator cap and see if problem continues.There is a leak of coolant,but not low enough to cause overheating,have the cooling system pressurized to find out where the leak is and fix it.
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Old 13 Jul 2010, 05:01 am
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What makes you think your radiator is empty? is it made of glass? You might have a small leak, but I can't imagine it being empty without your engine overheating, if you don't have any coolant your engine will overheat.
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