To better assist you I have attached the choices of a Honda Civic. Please let me know your model and also the size of your engine in liter.
With the miles you have it could be your thermostat, water pump, and radiator or heater core. Let's try to go simple to the complex.
Next time this happens jump out and feel both heater hoses going into the fire wall. If both are cool then my first thing would be to change your thermostat as it may be sticking wide open. If one is hot and the other cool, then your heater core may be plugged.
The last vehicle did the same but the water pump was bad. So please make sure you check your belts that they are nice and tight and there is not play in your water pump pulley and there is no leaks from it.
Monday, February 2nd, 2009 AT 8:14 PM