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OVERHEATING AND LOSING COOLANT

2001 Honda Civic • 4 cylinder FWD Automatic • 140,000 miles

2001 Honda Civic mileage: 140,000. My wife's car is overheating and losing coolant. However, there is no water in the oil and no oil in the coolant. I continue to add coolant, as it gets low. What could be the problem?

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2CarPros-Archives
January 4, 2011.




Overheating is usually caused by a partially plugged radiator or a malfunctioning electric radiator fan. In addition, pressure check the cooling system for any leaks.
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2CarPros-Archives
Jan 4, 2011.
I would like to add that headgaskets are a very common problem on these vehicles. If there are no visible signs of external leaks, you can guarantee it's a headgasket.

F4I_guy
Jan 5, 2011.

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