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1995 Honda Odyssey just started, while driving, car goes to red line for overheat, then down to normal range, then back up & down. the radiator doesn't seem to be overflowing. also, fyi, my sister only has been using only antifreeze with no water.

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  • atwitter Nov 21, 2009

    added water. no change. now the gauge just goes to overheat. plus the engine stopped. i know my sister had it in for repairs & i'm wondering if it could be the same issue. the garage that she had it in at is under reconstruction & can't het hold of anyone there plus can't get hold of that mechanic either - the number has been disconnected, is no longer in service, or has been changed - but no idea what to. plus she is still making payments for it. i have no idea where to take it to not that either of us can afford more repairs but we can't be without the vehicle either. if that mechanic were available or that garage open, i'm sure they'd fix it right this time, but... if there is anything that i might be able to check or do that might be able to get it working right again? also, the oil light just came on - but i've checked the oil probably at least 4 or 5 times in the past 24 hours & it stays good. the coolant is at max level, i think still maybe more on the green side.



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You need to use 50/50 antifreeza.

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  • Jerry Parmanand Nov 21, 2009

    What work did you had done on it?



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