Heater won't heat up/radiator issue

Tiny
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  • 1999 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
1999 Honda Accord, very cold week, not above freezing for several days. Did not start the car for a few days. Started the car to warm it up, but the car didn't heat up in side, like it normally does. Drove it around the block, didn't help. Parked it and turned it off. Added antifreeze and haven't tried to restart it for 48 hours. How can I tell if I have done reversible damage to the auto?
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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 AT 3:01 PM

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Tiny
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Chances are you've done nothing. How much coolant did you need to add? Also, is the engine (temp gauge) showing that the engine is warming up?
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Sunday, December 19th, 2010 AT 2:38 AM
Tiny
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A quart to a quart and a half was added between the radiator and the overflow jug. The car temp indicator on the dash has the temp running right between hot and cold when the car has warmed up. In the mornings, I start the car about 10 minutes before I leave to let the car warm up and the frost dissolve off of the windows. I did notice a spot on the drive way when I pulled away.
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Monday, December 20th, 2010 AT 3:21 PM
Tiny
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Was the spot coolant?
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Monday, December 20th, 2010 AT 9:36 PM
Tiny
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I can't be positive, I will check in the morning and respond. Thanks for your help!
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Monday, December 20th, 2010 AT 9:52 PM
Tiny
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Let me know what you find.
Joe
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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 AT 1:30 PM
Tiny
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I let the car warm up for 7-10 minutes this am and there wasn't a spot in the driveway. But, there wasn't frost on the windows and it was 40 degrees outside, so certainly not as cold as it has been. And on a frosty morning, I let the defrost do the job of an ice scrapper so I let the car warm up longer. The temp gauge was just a little above cold and the heat was blowing warm but the car wasn't toasty yet.
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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 AT 2:16 PM

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