My 97 Honda Civic overheat (ed?) Yesterday. Filled up the radiator with coolant (it was low apparently) but then after driving 20 miles or so, it did get hot again.
I stopped re-filled put in one of those powdered patches in the radiator (just in case), turned on the heater and drove home, another 78miles.
Now I am wondering what is up since there is no apparent leak on my radiator.
What could be causing it?
Could it be the water pump? Mine is original (150k) and I heard it was supposed to be changed at 100k. True?
what else could be happening?
what could I have done to the car by driving it too hot? (I stopped immediately when I realized it, of course but it was waay past the red already).
HOw do I check for damages? It seems to be fine, just bogging a bit on first gear that is all. Result of that?
I just don't want to be scammed by the mechanic who thinks girld don't understand anything! :)
I would appreciate any help. Knowledgeable folks!
have the same problem?
Monday, December 18th, 2006 AT 2:32 PM