Question about 1998 Honda Accord

1 Answer

High temp gauge and no heating

My temp gauge goes near the red and i have lost heat in the car,i'v not lost any water and all the pipes are hot.could this mean the thermostat needs changing or is it the water heater valve?

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • peterbrand Jan 24, 2009

    my car is a rover 414si,does it cost much to fix the head gasket

  • peterbrand Jan 24, 2009

    i was thinking it might be the water heater valve and thermostat,i cant see any oil in the goes onto the red on idle and i think it does when im driving

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Coolant in the oil is rare, My basis for this, 30 years of auromotive repair, 100's of head gasket jobs.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    what is your local labor rate per hour in US $'s

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    this goes far beyond a simple thermostat, you have blown the engine's cylinder head gasket.


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 979 Answers

Let's don't say that it is the head gasket yet. There is a heater core that could be bad. First, replace the t'stat. When putting water/ antifreeze back into the car. Add the water to the outgoing hose of the radiator that feeds into the engine. This will insure you get water into the engine. Of course you will still add water to the radiator itself. Let the engine run while you are adding water. It won't overheat while you are doing this. If you do have a blown headgasket, you will have water in your oil. Does the gauge go to the red at low RPMs only? Lt me know what you find out.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

  • Bill Dickerson
    Bill Dickerson Jan 25, 2009

    The head gasket repair can be very expensive. Hopefully, there is no more damage inside the engine. This may run upwards of $1000. A lot of labor involved here and some parts. The best of luck.


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Heat/defroster doesn't work. blower does.

As far as heat, does the engine reach normal operating temp? Do the heater hoses get hot? Can you check circulation through the heater core?
Check the actuator doors under the dash, see if properly operating?

Oct 14, 2016 | 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT

1 Answer

1996 jeep cherokee temp gauge reads hot 10 mins. after start-up

If you have a viscous fan hub then have it replaced as it is not drawing air through the radiator at idle or slow speed (crawling traffic). Check that are no air locks in the system as they will cause heating problems.

Jan 09, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Temp dial reads hot but is not overheating

The temp sensor, is a thermistor resistor supplying restricted voltage to the gauge depending on the heat of the engine, if it has gone faulty (close circuit) the gauge will read hot all the time. You need to find the sensor, generally near the top of the engine, thermostat area and unplug it, the gauge will then not read. Replace the sensor. (WHEN THE ENGINE IS COLD)

Dec 27, 2013 | 2004 Buick LeSabre

1 Answer

Cause no heat temp gauge red lined in

sounds like the thermostat is stuck shut..unless the head gasket is blown somewhere.. it will pump the antifreeze level down to form an air pocket.. this will cause overheating constantly check each cylinder for even compression..the lowest reading will most likely be the blown cylinder..

Dec 15, 2013 | BMW Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Heat not blowing hot air and car temp gauge goes high

the way to check the thermostat is with the motor hot feel the upper radiator hose to see if can squeeze it. you should be able to squeeze it. the water pumps is big problem to

Jan 26, 2013 | Chrysler Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Auto coolant hot temp light comes on and temp gauge goes up more when idling at a light

If temp gauge is going into the red on a 3.4 engine it must be shut down or head damage can happen within minutes. I have a Monte Carlo that was overheating. I changed everything, thermostat, water pump, belt tensioner, radiator, all with no result. It would start out okay on a cold start but then I would come to a red light and the temp would creep up. Higher and higher until it neared the red zone. The heat would run cold. Most of the time, as soon as it was about to touch the red it would start to drop, the heat would blow hot again and all seemed okay but not for long. This would get worse and worse until the red hot light came on and I found myself on the side of the thruway. This problem is a blown head gasket. I had no other obvious signs, no white smoke from the exhaust, no oil in the antifreeze. I even changed the intake gaskets. Head gasket issues are common on the 3.4 liter engines.

Sep 09, 2012 | 2002 Chevrolet Impala

1 Answer

My 1999 Chevy Malibu runs hot? It started when it overheated. We changed the thermostat, then water pump, then temp sensor gauge and the temp gauge goes high but only when the heater stops blowing hot...

Air pockets will make the guage do that, and also cause your heat to come and go. Also, a poor radiator, as in rotting, or plugged up, will cause high temperature issues.

Sep 20, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

The high temp gauge will max out and then back to normal. Also the heat will not work then kick in all of a sudden.

Let me guess...When the temp gauge goes hot, the heater goes cold, and vice versa? Check your coolant level first in the radiator (when the engine is COLD) and also in the overflow reservoir. ONLY use a 50/50 mix of coolant and water, using the same COLOR coolant that is already in the radiator (if it's green, buy green, if it's orange/red, buy orange/red). Next thing to have checked/replaced is the thermostat which is inside the cooling system of the engine. Finally, and the most expensive, have the water pump checked/replaced.

I would put my money on low coolant level in the radiator. As the engine heats up, the coolant will "surge" through the system as the water pump tries to **** air through the system due to low coolant level. If the coolant isn't flowing, the heat can't escape the engine block and it starts to overheat.

Dec 19, 2010 | Chevrolet Monte Carlo Cars & Trucks

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Honda Accord Logo

199 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts


Level 3 Expert

74269 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22082 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7221 Answers

Are you a Honda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides