Engine Cooling problem
1995 Honda Passport 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 130, 00 miles
After driving about10 min or less, it gets hot. I feel the heat in the car. Also, when it is cold it runs good but as soon as it is hot the performance changes and runs rough. I had the thermostat changed but that did not help. The top radiator hose, thermostat housing and top of radiator get so hot you can't touch it, the bottom radiator hose is much cooler and you can touch it without getting burned whereas you can't put your hand on the top hose or radiator. The temp gauge goes from cold to 1/3 of the way up in less than 5 mins and stays there even when the engine gets hotter. Once it's hot the idle fluctuates ( goes up and down)when at a stop light and loses power as you accelerate. Also it acts like something is plugged up like maybe chocking on gas or maybe air or something. I took it to have diagnosed but they wouldn't tell me anything other than it was the thermostat but nothing has changed with the new thermostat. Could the radiator be plugged up? It doesn't seem like coolant is circulating.
Saturday, July 12th, 2008 AT 11:41 PM