Question about 1990 Daihatsu Charade
My car continually heats up I have replaced the thermostat and driving locally it is fine but when I drive 50km out of town the car starts to lose power and heat up again. Just before I lose power there is a burning smell from the car but on opening the bonnet everything appears fine Help Help
Ok there are two common causes with the 3 cylinder when it comes to over heating. Because the engine is so robust it tends to mask the failure until put under load. The radiator may well need a flush, but generally the cause is either the thermostat which cycles the radiator fan or a failing head gasket.
Your first test should be to temporarily bridge out the fan contacts so that it runs continuously and take it for a trip. If the problem persists have a mechanic carry out a water analysis using a block tester (or buy one yourself from ebay).
It probably wouldn't hurt for you to remove the top and bottom hoses from the radiator and give it an internal rinse with a garden hose, top and bottom.
Posted on Oct 05, 2008
Sounds like the radiator may need to be cleaned and bored. Under slow, in town driving conditions, the engine isn't working too hard. Long trips means the engine has to work a lot harder. If the cores in the radiator are plugged, the water can't get through to be cooled by the air.
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 17, 2015 | Daihatsu Cars & Trucks
Apr 06, 2011 | 1991 Daihatsu Charade
Oct 17, 2010 | 1991 Daihatsu Charade
Sep 18, 2010 | 1991 Daihatsu Charade
Apr 28, 2010 | 1991 Daihatsu Charade
Apr 02, 2010 | 1991 Daihatsu Charade
Aug 29, 2009 | 1991 Daihatsu Charade
Jan 19, 2009 | 1992 Daihatsu Charade
313 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: