2003 honda civic over heating
Solve? Although I clicked the link to solve the problem, I have no answers but am tempted to go after honda.
Same problems still occuring on my 2003 honda civic (103,000)!
-Changed thermostat's twice (180 degree; Yes, it is correctly positoned with the jiggle tab to the top and the correct side facing the engine)
-Installed new water pump
-Checked coolant level
-Changed the timing belt
-Checked for head gasket symptoms (white exhaust, corrosion in cylinders/plugs, loss of fluid, checked cylinder compression (all check out)
-Had the entire system presure tested 3 times with no visible leaks
-Run the car for 45 minutes with no visible drips/leaks
-proped the front of the car up to get air out of the system
This weekend I had spare time on my hands so I replaced the thermostat (checked the other, which according to bioling water at 180 worked as designed) I flushed the entire system, took out the radiator and had it blown out, flushed the entire system, installed new upper and lower hoses, checked the fan switch, I will be replacing the coolant with new, installing a new radiator (since they cost only 100 online and I have the hole front end off anyway, I'll be reinstalling the fans and switches, and trying it out again.
I drive about 100-450 miles between overheating, but it is very sporadic.
Still have the same heater issues- cold air when stopped and not accelerating at times. I am tempted to check the heater core next- but there is no loss of fluid from that ethier?
When I get the system back together, I'll try running the car for a few weeks without the heat on to see if that corrects the problem.
All of the steps to repairing the cooling system seem easy and cost 1/10 of getting them checked at a shop if you have the time!
I'll update again next week!
Jun 12, 2008 |
2003 Honda Civic