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If your model has electric cooling fans they may not be turning on or reaching high speed. The fans work to boost cooling capacity when the regular water pump is not enough.
There are Relays for the fans and they get the signal to turn on from temperature sensors or setting a dash control.
If all switches work, fans, etc. then your Radiator or block may be clogged.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I currently am having the same issue. I have traced the issue back to the fans. The fans would not kick on so i let it run to almost overheating temperature, and checked the fans.... nothing was working. I slammed the hood to test a wild hair idea that one of the wires or the fans wasnt getting power. When i slammed the hood, The fans kicked on and the temp. dropped. So now its on to wire chasing.
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
SOURCE: 95 honda civic lx overheating
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?
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
SOURCE: Camry overheating
Possible stuck thermostat(located front LH side below the alternator), or faulty water pump(inside timing cover)!! The fan has no connectors because its hydraulic driver through the power steering pump(V-6 models only). You may disconnect the switch on the powersteering pump to test the fan.....with the switch unplugged rev the motor to 2200RPM and you should hear the fan increase in speed. If not check the filter (LH side of the radiator) its black with rubber tubing on each side. Check also power steering fluid. Hopefully this helps!!
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
like snownbird33 said, first you need to make sure the cooling system is burped. if all the air is'nt removed it will run hot.second make sure your cooling fans are operating, they useually want come on until it reaches around 227 degrees,or the a/c is turned on.third make sure the water pump is'nt leaking if it's a 3.1 liter or 3100 (same engine ) they are bad about the water pump leaking or the blades on the pump are corroded off or propellas are slipping on the shaft.
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
Firstly, ensure you have the required 'mixture' of coolant/water (must have required coolant).
Second, I would recommend you re-test all the cooling system sensors again (make sure they're within specifications), in case a new one is faulty.
Third, ensure the new thermostat was of the correct temp setting (they all differ), so that it opens at the required time. Most cooling systems operate within 90 - 100degC.
Fourth, make sure the radiator (and associated hoses) aren't blocked.
If your temp gauge is reading higher than normal, but NOT in the danger zone...then this can be considered normal (especially if you've replaced with new components) and nothing to be concerned about.
However, if the temp gauge IS in the danger zone....then this suggests the coolant is not flowing through the cooling system properly.
If all above components test ok, then it's possible your water pump may not be pumping enough volume.
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
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