I recently had a timing belt replacement, water pump, drive belt, etc on a 2003 honda civic. The car started to overheat 1 week later . Took it back to the shop they said it was a fuse. Two days later it still was overheating, now they said the car has serious damage and needs 1000-3000$ work. The car was fine prior to the timing belt. HELP!!!!!
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Had the same problem with two cars I had. First was fixed with a radiator flush and refill, second was fixed with a new water pump and belt. I would also look at the radiator and see if there is a lot of bugs and other gunk on it. That can cause the heat not to dissipate without the speed of driving pushing air over it. Pressure washer or coin-op car wash wash high pressure sprayer can clean that off.
Did the timing belt break? Are you 100% that it is "in time" correctly? Does it spin over effortlessly? If so,do a compression check,and make sure you dont have any bent/broken valves,or blown head gasket.
what would cause the 2001 honda civic to over heat after brand new water pump theromastat timing belt and alternator blet replace yesterday and when it overheated i pulled over and checked all the fluids i had like oil or transmission fluid all over my under part of motor alittle on my breather and top part of hood , the oil also has a tendency to smell like gas but its not oil/gas mixture please help
Remove and raise upper hose at thermostat end and remove lower rad hose. Fill rad with a hose and watch for flow from bottom rad hose and/ or bottom rad hose connecton.......water should fall though rad easily. Honda rads are cheap.....any restriction....replace rad.
Remove thermostat....fill thermostat housing with hose and watch for water flow at bottom rad hose. Flush good.
Remove heater hoses.......flush back and forth until a good flow is present "With heater control set to hot" if no or poor flow....replace heater core.
Stop leak can plug everything.
Also.......not likely causing over heating....but ....at your mileage,if you do not know if the timing belt has been changed.....CHANGE IT NOW! Water pump is optional at this mileage.
check your oil make sure the crank seal is ok that u didnt spill ur oil and blow it up. then check the timing belt - you may not have had the tension tight enough on the timing belt and it may have skipped a bit causing it to not fire. i think thats the most likely.