Ok i've had the car for about 2 months now. When i first got it i would just have to check the water to make sure there's water in there. So when i get up in the morning i put water in there then i can drive it all day. Now for about a week now i would have to put water in there every time i stop, even at a red light for a long time. Then as soon as i turn the car off it overheats, The water would bubble up from the heat rise to the top of the water jug and then empty out. I wait a few min. or so then put water in there and get back on the rode. As soon as i stop the same thing happens again. What is going on with my car? What do i need to do with it?
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Re: What do i need to do with my car.
When you add coolant VWs are notorious for water bubbles.So you need to make sure when you add coolant allow the vehicle to come up to temp and add coolant to attempt to "Bleed" the cooling system.Try it.Also on the overflow the o-ring gets old and doesn't hold the required 20 PSI pressur.Caps are notorious as well.Hope this helps.
Sounds like you need to change your thermostat.Seems like its sticking closed.Possibly the rad.cap.And as the other solution stated there is a secondary electric water pump in engine compartment close to manifold connected w/hoses(usually you can even hear it)Hope this helps.
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very posible its the ac compressor and yes it has to be replaced complete take belts off turn pulleys one at time and check for play at pulleys if any noise coming out of ethere one thats the problem ok
I've had problems of overheating previously where my car's thermostat would hit 140. I think I've fixed the issue, I've replaced the thermostat but it was still doing that and 2 hoses blew and needed to be replaced. I've had to consistently fill my radiator with 50/50 antifreeze on a daily basis to ensure it won't overheat, so far that seems to be keeping the peace.
But now as of 5 days ago, I'm experiencing these new issues of stalling. Upon taking my civic into my mechanic, his meter showed that there was a misfire in the 2nd cylinder a month prior and now all 4 are misfiring. He thought it was the head gasket at first. I had just recently replaced the spark plugs with NGK Platinums, new spark plug wires and a new distributor cap.
I've received many possible culprits to my problem consisting of possibly the Throttle Position Sensor, Fuel Filter/Injection, Distributor or a radiator cap. I'm financially strapped at the moment and only could afford the radiator cap which didn't solve anything, however my radiator is running on 80% water at the moment. I'm really at a loss and I feel like I've done what I could and I'm at my wits end. Please help my poor little Civic cheat death for a little longer.
Do you drive it every day? The clock can kill a battery in 2 days if it is not run. How did you check the battery>? Volts, amps?,Electrolytes? The battery must maintain minimum 13.5 volts at all times. The electrolyte fluid can tell you a lot about the condition of a battery, One dead or weak cell, you might as well trash it. Just because it is a newer battery doesn't mean it is good, I've taken them off the shelf, dead. If you have an amp meter on the dash, it should always show charging, or 13+ volts, a light will only show when it is not charging or a very low battery is being charged, depends on the car. Get one of those floaty ball things at the auto store and check the water in the battery, and make sure it is up on water, bottled water works good, distilled type, no minerals. Hope this helps.
after the vehicle cooled completely and all the oil drained down it showed half full? that would mean it was anywhere from 2 to 2.5 quarts low? unless you mean that it showed halfway up the full / safe area on the dipstick.
the oil light being on usually means low oil or low oil pressure, if the vehicle still doesn't try to start after it is completely cool then you might have a locked up engine or multiple problems, check the oil again now that it has been sitting awhile look for water in the oil also check for oil in the water.
check battery connections again, make sure they are tight, if lights and such work then try to get a jump from someone. even new batteries can go bad
I would definitely be worried about that oil light though.
what is heater tap you saying right name for it? if something is blocked the overflow bottlw wouldnt do anything here an idea to check u have 2 hoses running from the rad check if both are hot if not then rad is blocked or water pump is shot sometimes you can tell if water pump is shot is there is a hole near the spindle if it has antifreeze coming out even a little needs to be repaired replace actually more i think about iut you do have water pump prblem