1999 HONDA DX HEATING PROBLEMS?

  • Tiny
  • hondaDx
  • 1999 Honda Civic
  • 170,000 miles

I know this is a common rhetorical question but I want suggestions please! I just drove home from work haling A** and its the morning not to hot outside but when I came to a stop light my car started overheating? I changed the thermo stat not that long ago could it be it being defective? Or my fan not kicking in? Will do my own research before I get back on here thank you ! Love this site I actually get info and exact ddetails!

Monday, July 9th, 2012 AT 2:09 PM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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Check your radiator first, when it's hot feel for cold spots if there are then your rad may be bad. If it's a bad tstat, normally it will overheat very quick. Make sure your coolant level is full as well as it may have dropped since the t-stat change.

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Monday, July 9th, 2012 AT 2:26 PM
  • Tiny
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Yes I checked it and emptied the radiator put in some new coolent and still over heats the same. Could it be the t-stat messing up again. Thanks man

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Friday, July 13th, 2012 AT 7:53 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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When does the overheating occurs?
Are the cooling fans working?
Do you have coolant losses issues?

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Friday, July 13th, 2012 AT 1:14 PM
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When I drive off the freeway and my civic Dx only has 1 cooling fan. I see that the radiator if empty but the extra tanks still full

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 AT 2:33 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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Check the radiator cap and if bad, replace it and bleed the system and retest. If radiator still deplete, get a pressure test done. Most probably the head gasket is bad.

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 AT 12:27 PM

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