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Overheating My car is Honda Civic Lxi 1996 model. Almost every 3 months I encounter overheating which causes me to send my car to radiator shop always. There is no leak in my radiator so everytime i encounter this i always send my car for radiator cleaning. Most of my freinds who have honda with the same model encounters the same problems. What mmight be the cause and solution for this?

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    carlos prodigalidad Mar 21, 2009

    It started when my coolant reserve tank drain often. Have the radiator and the "cooling system" all cleaned up. Radiator hose & other hoses connected to the cooling system were replaced. Next thing, after about 3 months, my cooling fan got broken. The fan is giving out a loud squeeking sound and was replaced. After about a week, I noticed a sharp rise of the temp nearing red when I was just about 15 miles away from my starting point. Have it cooled down but after about 5 km driving, the temp rose again. I brought it to a car care center and the mechanic says the noticeable leak under the engine indicates that the overheating is not coming from the defective cooling system but rather on the leak on the gasket under the engine. My car is Honda Civic lxi 1996 model.

  • jennie727 Apr 16, 2009

    I have a 1996 honda civic ex with a vtech engine. car is overheating even with a new thermostat and gasket. Its leaking antifreeze below the upper hose. will someone please tell what the problem might be. thanks!!!



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Most alunium /steel cars need there anti freeze changed at least 1x a year .Electrolis will build up and slow of almost stop the water flow causing heat buildup

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My fan doesnt kick on when my car gets between cold and hot

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