Question about Honda Civic
well - "easy" is relative.
To me - it may be easy - tou you... only you can be the judge.
If you feel comfortable replacing the timing belt properly - then i'd go for it.
Just know - if you have problems - you will have to tow the vehicle to the mechanic.
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When you have a new pump - re-post and we can give you some help and tips if you want to tackle yourself.
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Posted on Apr 18, 2009
there are 2 item located in the same area one is a little below the other.it is on the housing of the one you replaced, the top one is a low coolant sensor and the one on the bottom is the temp sensor.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
You can remove the thermostat and put in a pot of water and boil it.(should open near the stamped temp on yours, 195f) From what you have posted, ti seems that you have a partially obstructed radiator core and at present, it's just bad enough for the electric fan to deal with it. (you can actually see that the temperature fluctuations happen when the fan is on and off) If you do not clean out the radiator, eventually the fan will not be enough to lower the temp and it will begin to actually go into overheat.
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
Firstly - DO NOT run engine, when guage reads hot, as this will cause costly damage to head gasket & alloy engine head.
The fact that guage takes 1min to read HOT, would confirm the guage IS working properly.
So, other components which are likely to cause hot readings (in this order) are:
- lack of coolant (or leakage somewhere): is there sufficient green coolant at the correct level? Top up mixture to correct level. Repair any leaks.
- collapsed radiator hose: when engine is cold, start engine, then quickly watch both upper & lower radiator hoses to see if either begins to flex inwards (collapse). Replace if either hose is collapsed.
- bad/incorrect thermostat rating : when replacing thermostats, you must ensure it is of the SAME temp rating (they all differ).
- Incorrect Temp sensor rating: the ratings of this sensor must be within manufacturer's spec's.
- bad waterpump: the engine relies on the waterpump to distribute the coolant throughout the entire system. If waterpump is faulty, coolant will not flow quick enough, causing overheating.
If you still believe all of the above components are OK, then have your cooling system "pressure tested". This test should be done, before looking further at other electrical components.
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Posted on Jan 27, 2010
If the fan is running and the car is really running hot it is a problem with coolant circulation, either a thermostat that isn't opening fully (I have seen intermittent ones) or crud buildup in the radiator. I say really running hot because a defective instrument sender or wiring problem could cause an incorrect reading.I would suggest replacing the thermostat first (or removing it for a while as a test) to see how the temperature behaves, and if it behaves badly a good radiator flush.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. if so It might be the Head Gasket caused the car to overheat.
Posted on Oct 31, 2011
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