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My Honda Civic 96 has a problem with the radiator fan. It's not running when engine begins to heat insufficiently, creating an engine shut down. I changed thermostat and water pump. Still, the problem persist. What are my options?

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That would be the radiator temperature switch or the fan relay.

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Maybe its the fan, you didn't mention if you have checked it. if in the Phillipines have the radiator overhauled it would be good thought. The fan may be turning but slow.

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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)!

I have:

-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!

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