Engine overheats

Tiny
BRAINSAM
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  • 2000 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
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  • 200,000 MILES
My car temperature get close to the highest and eventually goes back to the middle and eventually climbs and fall. It is never stable. What could be responsible?
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Sunday, January 15th, 2017 AT 2:15 PM

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Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Does the car ever overheat? Is your radiator fan coming on about half way on the temperature gauge?
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Sunday, January 15th, 2017 AT 2:50 PM
Tiny
JOHNNY G.JR
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Check level of coolant first in radiator and reservoir.
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Sunday, January 15th, 2017 AT 5:32 PM
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BRAINSAM
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It was and I was told the water pump and radiator top was bad, so I replaced both was bad. One liter of coolant was added recently. One of the fan stopped working and I got a replacement.
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Sunday, January 15th, 2017 AT 9:43 PM
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BRAINSAM
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I do not put water nor coolant in the return/reservoir.
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Sunday, January 15th, 2017 AT 9:45 PM
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JOHNNY G.JR
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Is any white smoke coming out of tailpipe "steam" upon startup?
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Sunday, January 15th, 2017 AT 10:06 PM
Tiny
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When you added coolant did you use the bleeder screw with the car off and bleeder screw open. Where you added coolant until the bleeder screw had a steady stream coming out of the bleeder screw and then you closed the bleeder screw. Then finished filling the radiator. Then topped off the coolant over flow tank? Also, are both radiator fans working now? Are the radiator fans coming on at about half way on the temperature gauge?
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Sunday, January 15th, 2017 AT 10:38 PM
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Also, make sure the engine is cold when you have the coolant bleeder screw open.
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Monday, January 16th, 2017 AT 7:06 AM
Tiny
BRAINSAM
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I will do that and get back. Thanks so much.
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 11:01 AM
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Your welcome keep us posted on how it goes.
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 11:05 AM
Tiny
BRAINSAM
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Enter reply. Should I also add water and coolant into the return tank /resavoir?
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 11:06 AM
Tiny
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Yes get 50/50 coolant and fill the over flow tank up as well.
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 11:09 AM
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BRAINSAM
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Should I add coolant to the overflow tank as well boss?
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 11:20 AM
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Yes fill the whole system the radiator and the overflow.
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 11:36 AM
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Use the bleeder screw to help get the air out. Also are both radiator fans working now?
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 11:36 AM
Tiny
BRAINSAM
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They are working boss.
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 12:02 PM
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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OK let me know how it goes after you use the bleeder screw and all that
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 12:13 PM
Tiny
BRAINSAM
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Good morning boss. I did what you requested of me. And still no avail. I personally watched to observe the processes but still d temperature get higher. Almost d the red n almost never returned. Kindly advise
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Saturday, January 21st, 2017 AT 1:57 AM
Tiny
KEN
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Can you use an infrared temperature meter on it to see if what temp it is running?

Here is a guide to help.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-an-infrared-temperature-meter

Please let us know what happens so it will help others

Best, Ken
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Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 AT 4:38 AM

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