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98 crv still overheating

I have repaired the radiator and replaaced the thermostat and it's as if the water isn't getting through. It just spits it back out. Any suggestions!?

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  • tspicer45 Jul 08, 2008

    I've already checked the oil and all that good stuff. It isn't a head gasket. I am thinking that a new radiator as oppsosed to a repaired one may be the solution. My car doesn't run hot as easy when I have the heater running and I am noticing water secretions in the front tiop of my radiator, I just can't pinpoint a leak.:(

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I hate to be the one who tells you but,if your radiator cores arent blocked as you said you have your radiator fixxed,its a head gasket,antifreeze is leaking by the head gasket and going into the piston chamber when the piston goes up it pushes the fluid back into the radiator,check your oil distick for a milky white look,antifreeze in the oil,if your car starts to have white smoke its antifreeze getting into the exaust ports either way head gasket

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  • fabcutter May 05, 2011

    Yes i say head gasket ,my crv was overheating new thermo,radiator, waterpump was stuffed and head gasket leaked,no water in oil or oil in water no white smoke ,ran fine,head gasket was the problem.smell the overflow tube if it smells of exhaust fumes its hg.

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My suggestion is the water pump - I don't think it is circulating the coolant.

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Well, I have the same problem and the thermostat is out, so I'm running with out a thermostat and only if I get stocked in traffic fro too long my car overheat. I checked the radiator and is very clean but the car looks like is burning the water because it get low on antifreeze.
I never let the temperature gauche to reach the red section. I stop and add more antifreeze before I keep on going.
Any more help for me too?

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