Question about 1992 Honda Accord
Car cut off while driving. Tempture gauge went all the way to hot.found out water is not circulating to the engine.
Not that many things to check here if this happens. Either the water pump is not working correctly (i've even seen the impellers melting due to lack of coolant), the thermostat is jammed closed (which won't allow the coolant to exit the engine and go to the radiator) and needs replacing, or the radiator is clogged up and needs to be cleaned or replaced. In any case here though, you will need to drain the coolant to inspect the parts. Usualy there is a petcock on the radiator to drain it all, but will take a while. If all else fails, you can always unplug the lowest radiator hose to empty the system, but have a big bucket ready cause this will cause the coolant to gush out pretty fast.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I used to have this problem too on my 95 Honda Civic EX. It would get hot then it would cool down when I stopped. I replaced the thermostat and it took care of the problem. I am not a mechanic but it was real easy to change out. I bought it at Auto Zone and they even gave instructions on how to replace it. Also don't forget to buy the new seal for it. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
SOURCE: driving with air on gauge
Did you flush the radiator when you replaced thermostat too? Sounds like it's clogged and the coolant is not circulating as it should. It probably needs to be rodded out or replaced by now.
Check your cooling fans for proper operation. Make sure the outside of the radiator & condensor are clean, and not full of bugs & debris...I hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 06, 2011
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