Engine Cooling problem
1997 Honda Accord 4 cyl Automatic 146000 miles
Hello, My name is karla.
My best friend recomended me this page to see if you can help me with my problem :-(
I have spent on my car almost 2500 dollars in the past 2 weeks and I am so upset because I still the same.
while my car is running it stays at the regular temperature, but as soon as I stop on a red light or if I am in traffic it starts overheating al the way to high. (RED ZONE) it even brakes the radiator cap. As soon as the car starts running again the temperature starts cooling down.
the car has NEW:
THERMOSTAT (new), did not have one previously
ALL 3 TEMPERATURE SENSORS ( fan switch AND Timer fan)
THE FANS ARE WORKING PROPERLY
water pump is in good condition.
timing belt good condition
spark plugs good condition
engine presure is on 150 for the 4 cylinders.
spark plug cables (new)
cover for the valve (new)
air filter is in good condition.
ALSO. I drove from FL to VA and did not have overheating problems until I got to the first traffic light in VA.
NOW my car is not turning on for some reason. It seems like it wants to turn on but it doesn't. Advance auto part has told me that it is the battery because batteries in VA are stronger than FL batteries ( is it true?) And that my car is not use to constant cold lower than 35 degrees.
please help me find out what is going on with my car it is a shame that after spending so much money nothing is better. 5 mechanics and no answers.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 AT 4:29 PM