2001 Honda Civic overheating and losing coolant

Tiny
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  • 2001 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES

2001 Honda Civic mileage: 140,000. My wife's car is overheating and losing coolant. However, there is no water in the oil and no oil in the coolant. I continue to add coolant, as it gets low. What could be the problem?

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 AT 7:36 PM

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Tiny
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Overheating is usually caused by a partially plugged radiator or a malfunctioning electric radiator fan. In addition, pressure check the cooling system for any leaks.

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 AT 7:37 PM
Tiny
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I would like to add that headgaskets are a very common problem on these vehicles. If there are no visible signs of external leaks, you can guarantee it's a headgasket.

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Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 AT 10:14 PM

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