Car reads that it is overheating. Took it into dealership for diagnostic, was told it is NOT overheating and that it needs a 'control panel' My Questions "Where Is The Control Panel??"
the control panel is your dash board. unfortunately, honda dealers are not always accurate about their work. the best way to make sure your car is not overheating is by using a temperature gun and pointing it at the engine. if you dont have a temperature gun, then you can check using your fans. your fans, are designed to turn on for periods of around 10 seconds when the car reaches a certain temperature. so what you can do, is turn on the car, let the car reach its operating temperature, and start watching the fans. if your car starts to overheat and the fans dont turn on at all, it either means your tw is bad, or your fan switch is bad. if your car begins to over heat and the fans come on and dont turn off, then it means your car really is over heating. if your dash shows your car over heating and the fans turn off after a couple of seconds, then once again, it points to a bad tw. the tw(water temperature sensor) is sends the temperature of the coolant to the dash, and do go bad some times. it is pretty simple to change. directly under neath the distributor, there are two sensors with cables attached to them. one of the sensors which has two wires, is the etc(enging temperature control) and the other one with only one wire is the tw(water temperature sensor). if your car is not over heating, then it most likely points to that because when the dash goes bad, usually more than one of the needles goes bad, or the needle jumps alot. hope this helps, and if you need more help, leave a comment and ill be glad to help. goodluck
Jun 18, 2011 |
1992 Honda Prelude