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2003 CR-V; Hot temperature gauge

Temperature gauge reached the HOT level this morning just driving 2 blocks; is this an indication of an engine problem?

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  • stephanie520 Mar 12, 2009

    thank you. I have parked it in my garage and will have it looked at. Just got laid off so I really don't need major engine problems. Thanks again!

  • stephanie520 Mar 12, 2009

    I won't be driving it until I get it checked out. Thanks so much!

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When the engine overheats it could be for several reasons but most likely a problem with the cooling system, it's never a good idea to drive a vehicle that is over heating, you could start by checking the drive belt to make sure it's not wore or lose, here's a list of other things it could be.

  1. bad water pump
  2. faulty thermostat
  3. coolant level is low
  4. faulty temperature sensor
  5. cap on coolant reservoir not maintaining proper pressure.
  6. radiator core blocked or grille restricted

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Kind of, it's over heating, probably do to a stuck thermostat in the closed position, have it replaced, and if you keep driving it with it hot like that, you can end up with serious engine problems.

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