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Can an empty coolant reservoir tank cause the temp gauge to rise to ''H'' without the 2003 civic actually overheating?

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Yes! If the coolant level drops below the temperature sensor the steam that is generating in the system will cause the gauge to read incorrectly.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

Testimonial: "thank you! After the oil change, I added some 50/50 coolant to the reservoir, drove it around in the same conditions &the gauge stayed where it should"

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