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HONDA CIVIC RADIATOR PROBLEM

1994 Honda Civic • 166,645 miles

I am driving my car and I see more water in my over flow it go's to the top an I replaced the thermostat yesterday cause it was stuck I put my hand on the motor it didnt feel like it was over heated could my radiator be going bad or is my head gasket blown I do not see any signs of a blown head gasket yet are these warning signs its about to blow is my engine in fact over heating on the way home I noticed my cooling temperature gauge go up past half way for a couple seconds at a red light then I proceeded home it went back down half way an the car was smoking it was at night time so I think the cool air something to do with why I didnt over heat an car blow up please help me I will give you my best recollection the past three weeks in fact its been boiling coolaint going up to the of the over flow I just changed out the thermostat to see if it would stop but it has not I am out of answer an luck please help me find out what it is I just hope that its my radiator thats going bad the clutch fan does turn on its a 5 speed Manuel transmission I do see the radiator fan come on and it still gets really hot around the radiator
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Guest
March 7, 2013.



It only takes one good overheating to blow a head gasket in those. You really need to have it tested professionally before you do more damage than you already have. A radiator or anything else could have started the problem that developed into something more severe from driving it.

Wrenchtech
Mar 7, 2013.