IT ONLY OVERHEATS WHEN I COME TO A STOP

1999 Honda Prelude

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FONY67

September, 28, 2012 AT 3:35 PM

99 Honda prelude overheating: if I remove Prelude Thermostat would that fix my problem? I would replace it down the road. $$. When I step on the gas it starts "cooling down"

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saturntech9

September, 28, 2012 AT 3:38 PM

So if your driving it doesnt overheat only when you come to a stop?If so sounds like your radiator fan isnt working or turning on when it should.

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KHLow2008

September, 28, 2012 AT 4:43 PM

For fuel injected vehicles the thermostat is a very important component that should never be removed. If you have an overheating issue, removing the thermostat is not going to solve the problem, most it can do is delay the overheating.

Saturntech9 is correct about the cooling fans not working, or you could have very low coolant in cooling system.

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FONY67

September, 28, 2012 AT 7:19 PM

Would you suggest a quick fix by making a shortcut to be fan by hooking it up directly to the battery and making an on/off switch to the dash?

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saturntech9

September, 28, 2012 AT 7:42 PM

No that's a good way to cause a electrical fire the switch can't handle the load of the motor without a relay trigger point. Also is the car only overheating when your not moving?If so is the radiator fan on when its overheating?

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saturntech9

September, 28, 2012 AT 7:44 PM

Also if the fan motor is bad it wont change anything.

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FONY67

September, 28, 2012 AT 7:48 PM

I want to thank everyone for helping. How should I start to fix the problem? Thanks in advance.

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KHLow2008

September, 28, 2012 AT 7:52 PM

Start by testing the fan motor to see if they works.

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FONY67

September, 28, 2012 AT 8:00 PM

They do both turn on.

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KHLow2008

September, 28, 2012 AT 8:05 PM

Only when A/C is turned on or even when overheating occurs?

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saturntech9

September, 28, 2012 AT 8:56 PM

Also start by answering questions when we ask them to you.

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