MY CAR KEEPS OVER HEATING BUT THEN ONCE THE HEAT...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2002 HONDA CIVIC
  • 14,000 MILES

My car keeps over heating but then once the heat gage gets all the way up into the red it goes bacjk down by its self. Is it a ther o mastate problem?

Monday, December 31st, 2012 AT 4:47 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Racefan966
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Have you checked or change the thermostat? Is the radiator staying full or is it loosing coolant?

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Monday, December 31st, 2012 AT 4:49 PM
  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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It could be going back down because it ran out of coolant and the sensor can't read air. This will fry your engine in a heartbeat. You needs to have the system pressure tested to locate and repair any leaks.

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Monday, December 31st, 2012 AT 4:52 PM

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