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Overheating on my acura legend 1991 i replaced thermostat and when the car idles it fine, as soon as a drive it a mile down the road it overheats blowing coolant out the over flow tank.and both cooling fans are working. cuold the water pump have something to do with this or not.or could it be the head gasket

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  • yogi beara 1 Jul 22, 2008

    overheating on my acura legend i replaced thermostat and when the car idles its fine,as soon a i drive it a mile down the road it overheats blowing coolant out the overflow tank.

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Ding ding ding ding! You guessed correct, the head gasket is bad. The usual sign for head gaskets gone bad is coolant mixing with the oil on the dipstick but not so on some of the overhead cams. I just finished tearing my 91 acura down after replacing two themostats as advised by a "mechanic with 20 plus years". Its not the water pump I'd say. Its a tough job to do but a possible one if you have some know- how and a ton of patience. If you are going to replace the head gasket, you may as well do the timing belt, waterpump, and the three drive belts. You're half-way there with the motor tore down. Its VERY expensive for a repair shop to do and you may want to check around before getting it done.

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