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OVER-HEATING!! I have a 2000 Honda CR-V with 150,000 miles that is running hot. I have checked the radiator. Added coolant to the radiator and radiator reserve tank. No leaks! I started the car and let it run until the radiator fan kicked on a couple of times. The temperature gauge remained normal. I then ran my car at about 1,100 rpm for about a minute and the gauge jumped and the car started running hot. I checked the oil to make sure there was no water mixed in, no water in the oil. I also checked the belts, they all look good. None of them appear to be worn or loose. Could it be my thermostat? Could the thermostat be stuck?

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  • Niki DaRouse Jul 31, 2009

    radiater cap needing to be replaced would cause my car to over-heat?

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Yes, a bad rad. cap can cause overheating.
Regarding the thermostat, there is a easy test you can do. With the engine cold,(and off) remove the rad. cap and set it aside. Make sure the coolant level is ok. Start the car and let it warm up on it's own. Watch the temp. guage. When it approaches normal, look into the radiator where the cap goes. You should see churning or water flow movement, but NO continuous bubbles coming out of the coolant.( If you see continuous bubbles, you have a blown head gasket!) If no bubbles are present, slowly increase the RPM while continuing to observe the coolant. The flowing/churning should increase. It might overflow a little, too. Thats ok. If you see what I've described, your thermostat is opening and allowing the water to circulate. Then, the cooling fans should cycle ON once the temprature is high enough, and then OFF when it cools down enough.

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When i had the problem it was my themostat. easy fix, may also be your radiator cap needs to be replaced.

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