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95 honda civic lx overheating

Replaced radiator, thermostat, upper & lower hoses, radiator cap. While idling, fan comes on, does not overheat. Overheats after driving approximately 3-5 minutes, steams out of the overflow.

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  • rpmhag Jan 08, 2009

    When fan cycles, tempurature is at normal. No leaks. 50/50 coolant mixture. Heater works. What do you mean, does the heat work with fan?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Radiator has been flushed

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    is radiator cap bad

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COULD BE COOLANT SENSOR,HEAD GASKET,CHECK THE TIMING,THE PROPER MIXTURE OF COOLANT,WATER PUMP.DID YOU HAVE IT CHECKED OUT?ANY LEAKS?HEAT WORK WITH FAN?

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