Question about 1986 Honda Civic
I can agree with no thermostat...until the wx cools... then the cold engine will burn more gas... because it cannot warm up.
Just put a175 or 180 degree thermostat in place of the existing one... and you will ROCK
Posted on Oct 23, 2009
Hay I had the same issue it heated up quick and got too hot, the problem is that the thermostat can wear out and restrict the circulation of the coolant. an easy fix just get the bugger taken out no need to replace it and it will run just fine
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
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Feb 08, 2013 | 2001 Pontiac Montana
Dec 25, 2012 | 1989 Pontiac Firebird
The overheating of the car can be due to many
reasons and you need to check on each one to confirm the working of the system.
1. In the first place the working of the engine must be assessed. it must be smooth with a good indication that the tuning timing and the power seems good. This will confirm that the settings of the engine is good and so there is less scope that the engine seems to heat up on its own.
2. Secondly the radiator pressure cap must be tight and good, the radiator MUST not loose coolant after a run or in a few days time- since this must be a sealed system and there is no scope of water overflow or loss unless there is a leak- sometimes the leak is too microscopic as under high pressure only steam might escape and so reduce the coolant. So check for leaks while the engine is hot , specially the radiator, the hose or the fittings.
3. The working of the water pump must be good to ensure a good flow and circulation, so check for leak in the water pump, check for presence of water in the exhaust or leaking on the engine gaskets.
4.Make sure that the coolant is good and clean if not drain and refill , if there is presence of rust please have a good flushing of the radiator or else the chances are that the radiator ports can be blocked and reduce the efficiency of the cooling .
5. Finally the cooling fan, the radiator fan must be working, check the thermostat/thermistor to work accordingly with good flow, have a good water jet wash on the radiator for a clean radiator cooling fin exposure.
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Aug 16, 2011 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero
Hello and welcome to FixYa!
If you have overheating problem, it can lead to multiple
issues. You may be running on low coolant that's why the vehicle overheats. If
that's the case, please add coolant and make sure that it sits on the right
level, too much coolant can cause overheating too for coolant will overflow.
The vehicle may have a faulty or worn out radiator blower
motor that's why it overheats. If that's the case then you will need a blower
motor replacement to resolve the issue.
If the radiator is clogged with dirt and rusts this issue
occurs too. The coolant doesn't flow normally on the cooling system if it's
clogged. If that's the case, I strongly suggest that you have the radiator
flushed to drain out dirt and rusts. If you think that the radiator served you
enough then it's better to have it replaced.
Please do check the radiator hoses, If you have worn out
hoses it can cause coolant leakage which can result to overheating. A tiny hole
is good enough for the vehicle to overheat.
A faulty thermostat sensor can cause the issue too. If you
have worn out thermostat, the fan may not trigger that's why the fan won't work
when under stressed conditions. A blown radiator blower fuse can cause this
issue too so I suggest that you check the radiator blower fuse and replace it
when necessary. What causes the radiator blower fan fuse to blow? It's because
of a failing radiator blower motor, If that's the case have the radiator blower
fan motor replaced.
If the fluid in radiator doesn't circulate then it means
that you have a blown head gasket or a faulty water pump. I suggest that you go
for the water pump replacement first specially if you think that it's near the
end of it's service life. Usually, water pops out the radiator when engine is
reved (a sign of faulty water pump and possible blown head gasket).
Hope you find this information helpful enough and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!
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