Mechanics

COOLANT SYSTEM PROBLEAM I THINK?

Acura Integra

I own a 1996 Acura Integra GSR DOHC VTEC 1.8L and im having cooling system problems. My car is smelling like its over heating and there is smoke coming from the rear of the motor. I replaced the thermostat and the thermostat switch along with the radiator. My top radiator hose looks to be bloated and is hot. When I look at my coolant level it is ok in both the overflow and the radiator. I also notice that there is condensation near the firewall and the lower rear motor mount. What could this problem be and how do I fix it?

i hear people talking about bleeding the coolant system how do I do that also I don't see a bleeder anywhere.

please help im stuck and don't wanna do anything that can potentially hurt my car any more then it already is
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Hondavtecdc2
August 4, 2007.



So is some one going to respond to my post or what? I really need to know whats wrong with my car

Tiny
Hondavtecdc2
Aug 5, 2007.
Your second post was not really necessary and some of us do have lives outside of this forum. This is something I do to be nice and help out others. If you wish to be impatient do it elsewhere and find a mechanic.

Now if you wish some help on this forum we only give advice and that is where it ends.

On your car, there has to be a small leak. There are a number of smaller hoses that move engine coolant around. For instance, to the Idle air control valve there are two hoses, small that move coolant through this valve and sensor. One of these could be leaking. I would bet that the coolant level has to be dropping ever so slowly. The other problem with the leak is that the coolant could be landing on the exhaust and causing the white vapor. The other problem with a leak no matter how small, is that it allows air into the cooling system. Yes, you need to purge the air from the system, but until the system is sealed again, the purging will do no good. This greatly contributes to overheating of the engine. Find the leak.

Bruce Hunt
Aug 6, 2007.
I will start to look for the leak now. How do I purge the system. My friend was speaking of a bleeder valve but I could not see such a thing anywhere on the block. Thank you for the help.

Sorry about the second post but I was getting frustrated.

Tiny
Hondavtecdc2
Aug 6, 2007.
Be nice take a chill pill everybody is waiting on us it just too many to deal with so relax.


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i already apologized for my second post.

Tiny
Hondavtecdc2
Aug 7, 2007.
Be nice take a chill pill everybody is waiting on us it just too many to deal with so relax.


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i already apologized for my second post.[/quote:e03bfe7ffe]

What have you done to it so far?

Rasmataz
Aug 7, 2007.
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Be nice take a chill pill everybody is waiting on us it just too many to deal with so relax.


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i already apologized for my second post.[/quote:80c5c18afb]

What have you done to it so far? I know how to bleed it holler when you need me

BLEEDING COOLING SYSTEM
Always bleed air from cooling system after replacing coolant. Set heater for maximum heat. Remove radiator cap. Loosen drain plug and remove drain bolt (if equipped) from engine block. Drain coolant reservoir. Fill coolant reservoir to MAX mark with 50/50 water-coolant mixture. Loosen bleed bolt and fill radiator up to base of filler neck. Close bleed bolt when coolant flows out without bubbles. Tighten bleed bolt. With radiator cap removed, start and operate engine to normal operating temperature. Add coolant if necessary and check for leaks.


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Rasmataz
Aug 7, 2007.
Thank you I found a coolant line that I think to have been my problem no wi will try to bleed the coolant system. Again thank you and if any one of my friends have any problems I will refer them to here.

Thank you

Tiny
Hondavtecdc2
Aug 7, 2007.