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95 Honda Civic CX, 155,000 miles, engine gets hot quickly (all I have to do is drive a few miles and the engine temp goes up, fast). No leaking radiator fluid. Hoses are all in good shape. There is no oil in radiator fluid (and no fluid in oil). I thought maybe the radiator (being 14 years old, might be clogged?). Honda dealership said that i might have a blown head gasket, not sure, but will charge me $2,300 to fix. What should I do next?

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  • kathleenn Jul 27, 2008

    Thanks Kevin... So, maybe you can help further. The dealership mechanic also said that there appeared to be "seapage" at the pump but no apparent leaking. He thought that the pump seemed to be fine otherwise... Should I be concerned?

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The water pump on your civic is driven by a timing belt, i fit is out of calibration, you may have other issues than overheating, the way you describe it, there is a possibility that you may have an issue with the head gasket other that a clogged radiator. also check on your seals and see if they are cracked and needs replacement.

refer to the link below for more information,

http://www.askmehelpdesk.com/cars-trucks/92-honda-civic-lx-overheating-7535.html

good luck

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    marlon john madrid Jul 27, 2008

    in addition to that is coolant at the proper level mixture?

    are the fan relay
    & temperature sensor working?

    if the thermostat is sticking closed it will
    stop hot coolant from getting to the sensor. check to see if the fan motor is good?


    some of the things you may check before getting your head gasket repaired.


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Check the water pump and the thermostate.

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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    Legin Varghese Jul 27, 2008

    if there is a blown head gasket you will water in the engine oil and the silencer pipe. the blown head gasket blow because of high temp if it blown there no other option you have to change it and them get the water pump and the thermostate checked.

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