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Bad thermostat. Could be the fans not coming on.(electrical)

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Why does my 93 Honda Accord run fine and then dies going down the road and will start again and die again?

There is a black fuel relay way up under the top left driver side dash that breaks its main wire solder connections on the circuit board under over-heat conditions. Resolder that relay. Starting fluid will show that you have lost fuel delivery under no start conditions. You can use the breather hose from the valve cover for this test.

May 12, 2014 | 1993 Honda Accord

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98 f150 4.6L Little heat and now overheats and blows resivour cap....Head gasket ?

you need to check the radiator,, there is a good chance that the lower half is pluged up

Mar 08, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Overheating is caused by few possibilities .All needs to be checked inspected.I recommend you few help links to troubleshoot the issue.Click the link below:---

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These will help.

Jul 21, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Overheats. runs fine when idiling.holding the fan off, and a/c on still cant make it overheat but once driving for 5 mins starts to overheat. replaced thermostat, water pump looks to be fine. cleaned rad....

Water pump. The impeller will slip on the shaft. As you said runs fine at idle, but when you run it harder the impeller doesn't spin fast enough (slips). Causing it to over heat. replaced to many for this problem. Also The pumps that have the metal impellers will be tight when cold, don't let this fool you. when they heat up they slip.

Jul 20, 2011 | Mazda B-Series Truck Cars & Trucks

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94 Jetta w/2.0 engine overheats.I took it to a mechanic and he said my thermostat was fine.So what else could be causing it to overheat??And it does have a small oil leak too but I can't pin point it.

Overheating could be anything in the cooling system. Thermostat is out, could be radiator, water pump, broken belts which cause the water pump to not move, cylinder head warped, cracked, or the cylinder head gasket.

Aug 06, 2010 | Volkswagen Jetta Cars & Trucks

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88 VW cabriolet overheating after running fine

it could be your thermostat has ceased to open has caused the problem,you may need to replace it, or your water pump has is faulty & needs to be replaced....hope this helps....cheers.

Jul 13, 2010 | 1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet

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2005 chevy impala overheats sometimes. Replaced thermostat, coolant level is good, no leaks found. will run fine for a few days, then suddenly overheat.

I suspect you need to have your radiator cleaned at a radiator shop. This requires special tools and the use of dangerous chemicals.

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Jun 20, 2010 | 2005 Chevrolet Impala

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It is overheating in 32 degree weather.....I have checked to see if my radiator is gettign enough anti freeze and it's fine but i dont know why it keeps overheating

The engine overheat is due to inefficient cooling. Therefore, there is coolant in the radiator but if it doesn't circulate inside the engine water-jacket to remove the heat generated from combustion's chambers, then it still causes overheat. If this keeps happening then it can cause the engine head wrapped then leaking from the gasket as people called blowed head gasket. It could be: 1- Thermostat is not opened. 2- Water pump is not working. Before starting to replace parts, it needs to verify it it is the root cause of the problem. Take out the thermostat and run the engine to feel if there is water flowing inside the upper hose. A- If it is not then water pump is not working. B- If is, then run the car a few days without thermostat to see if it causes overheated. C- Running car without thermostat still causes overheat then there are some clogging up in the water jacket defeating the cooling efficiency--> Need a good flush. Good luck.

Dec 02, 2009 | 2003 Oldsmobile Alero

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Power loss

This happened to me. The water pumped failed causing the car to overheat. I replaced the pump and it has been running fine since. It would however start when cold and died as the temp went up.

Aug 10, 2009 | 1993 Mitsubishi Montero

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Took 5-10 min to start 4 few days. Ran. Now dont start.

Sounds like you need to clean the battery terminals and check and see if the battery needs charging or replacing. Good Luck.

Feb 26, 2009 | 1993 Chevrolet Corsica

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