2001 Honda Accord Engine over heating and car sputtering on

Tiny
VASILITHEGREEK
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  • 2001 HONDA ACCORD
Engine Cooling problem
2001 Honda Accord 4 cyl Automatic 125000 miles

The engine over heats due to losing coolant from somewhere. I can't find a leak anywhere. The oil looks fine when looking at the dip stick, so Im unsure if coolant is getting in the engine. I had a coolant flush seemed to fix the problem for about 2 months but the same problem came back. I also had a check engine light come on because of a misfire in cyl 1, 2. I replaced all the spark plugs, spark plug wires, and distributer cap. Car ran fine for 1month, now the Car sputters again on start up and is fine when we drive on the highway and streets, it just overheats driving or on the stand still and am always low/losing coolant.
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Friday, April 2nd, 2010 AT 5:28 PM

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Tiny
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Hi vasilithegreek,

If coolant in the recovery tank is depleting as well, then you have a leak in the cooling system and a pressure test would reveal where the leak is coming from.

If the recovery tank is not depleting but increasing instead, then you have a bad head gasket and that can cause the misfiring.

Get a compression test done to verify if the cylinders are good.
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Monday, April 5th, 2010 AT 11:59 AM

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