Engine Cooling problem
1984 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 337700 miles
Having problem with overheating, replaced thermostast and radiator cap, but still overheats. I don't see any coolant leaks (except when it overheats), no coolant on passanger floorboard either. When thermostat is removed, there is no overheating, but again no heat in passenger compartment either.
Also, just replaced starter and alternator (voltage regulator went out in the old one) and did an oil change.
And now, besides the overheating, when I go to start it first thing in the morning it doesn't want to turn over and acts like the battery is going dead (but the battery is only 4 or 5 months old) and
it seems to be " loading up" overnight-once it starts it blows lots of dark grayish smoke, but does not smoke while driving. Any suggestions?
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 AT 12:46 PM