1998 HONDA CRV RADIATOR SPRUNG A LEAK

  • Tiny
  • Trader914
  • 1998 Honda CRV
  • 200,000 miles

I have a 1998 Honda CRV. The original radiator sprung a leak and I bought a cheap aluminum replacement one from ebay and installed it myself. Seemed easy enough - everything fit, nothing leaks. And it worked fine until the summer came. I live in Vegas & When outside temp is hot and I drive steep or slow uphill roads. Car overheats and A/C stops working.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 10:20 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
  • Member

Check the thermostat and both cooling fans if its working properly-start here

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 10:45 PM
  • Tiny
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If thermostat was broken, would it only overheat during the hot months? Would it not overheat all the time?

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Thursday, March 29th, 2012 AT 9:51 AM
  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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When the thermostat is stuck closed no matter if its winter, spring, summer or fall the engine will overheat-for good measures-replace it and go from there

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Thursday, March 29th, 2012 AT 10:43 AM

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