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95 Civic over heats.....Help!

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Old 10-03-2006, 09:56 PM
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Hi Ooooooooo,

So heres why I think my car overheats. I used to live in NY and now I live in LA. Before I drove across country my car never overheated, before I left I decided to put one of those cleaning detergents in at the same time I got an oil change. With the detergent in the engine and a fresh oil change I set out to drive cross country. Everthing was going fine until I got to New Mexico when I felt my car acting a little slugish. The route I took from NY to NM was about 2000 miles or so. Anyway I got the oil changed again in NM and they said the oil was extremly low. After NM I kept heading out west. thru to LA and thru the MOJAVE desert. Thats when my car started to overheat. The temperature was about 100 degrees easily and my car started to overheat so much that I had to drive with the heat on full blast to vent the engine. So I finally made it to LA and my car still kinda overheats when I'm driving for only around 15-20 mins



Long story short does anyone know how to keep my civic from overheating. I don't think I've ever put any water in it. In fact I don't know where to put the water.
 
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Old 10-03-2006, 10:50 PM
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you need to check the coolant. to add coolant, take the radiator cap off, then fill it up. you will have to bleed the system after. does your fan come on? check your thermostat. i bet it's stuck close.

 
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Old 10-03-2006, 11:09 PM
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does your 2 rad fans come on ??

the tops and bottoms of those rads are plastic. they are prone to develop hair-line cracks. see if you can examine it for a small crack.
 
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Old 11-25-2006, 04:27 PM
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hey,

i waited to long and the radiator blew. there was a small hole in the bottom of the radiator that i couldn't see. anyway i got it replaced after i was stranded on the road and it ran me like 300 bux.....ouch!
 
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