Question about 1991 Honda Accord
My car isnt regestring that its overheating, but it is. i just won't let it get hot enough to explode everywhere. i thought it was a leaky radiator. but maybe not.. took out the thermostate to double check it wasn't stuck. but after 2 miles the car starts to drive very rough the chokes and dies get off the road to cool it off and now it wont start back up.wtf? can someone pleaaaase tell me what to fix on this car?
Hi Kristi You need a mechanic to look at this for you.
What you are describing is a possible Head gasket fault, if the engine is running erratic and now will not start the spark plugs could be wet.
If this is the case if you try to start it or run the engine it could cause a lot more damage.
Signs for head gasket :- rapid engine temperature rise, boiling of coolant, erratic idle to the point of no start, coolant loss excess water from exhaust probable white smoke from exhaust when engine is running. Water leaking either external to head gasket, water leaking internal of engine i.e. into bores. Water leaking into engine oil.
This can be seen via dipstick will show raised oil level and possibly a creamy texture. can be confirmed by excessive creamy substance in oil filler cap and rocker cover. Now on saying this it could be something more simple like an under active cooling fan. This is why I advise someone to look at it before you start spending money on things it might not be. Good luck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
check your ignition coil for cracks. i had the same problem. when the coil heats up it expands thus causig a break in the windings. it cost me $300 to find this out.
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
Remove and raise upper hose at thermostat end and remove lower rad hose.
Fill rad with a hose and watch for flow from bottom rad hose and/ or bottom rad hose connecton.......water should fall though rad easily.
Honda rads are cheap.....any restriction....replace rad.
Remove thermostat....fill thermostat housing with hose and watch for water flow at bottom rad hose.
Remove heater hoses.......flush back and forth until a good flow is present "With heater control set to hot" if no or poor flow....replace heater core.
Stop leak can plug everything.
Also.......not likely causing over heating....but ....at your mileage,if you do not know if the timing belt has been changed.....CHANGE IT NOW!
Water pump is optional at this mileage.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
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When the car is completely cool,check the electric fan(s) for smooth rotation.
Clean/check/change the thermo sensor,contact and wire.
Excavate air pocket in coolant system / check for head gasket leak
This test will kill two birds with one stone.
MAKE SURE THE COOLANT SYSTEM and ENGINE IS COLD!
RAN THIS TEST IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA ONLY!
You will spill some coolant during this air pocket purge test.......BE KIND TO THE ENVIRONMENT and ANIMAL please clean up after the test!
Put the front end on a pair of ramp or park your car on a VERY STEEP HILL (radiator facing top of the hill) .
Top of the coolant reserve tank
Let it ran for 10-15 minutes.
Monitor for air pockets escaping from coolant reserve tank.
Small amount of bubbles is OK at 1-5 minute mark
After the thermostat open up (after 195 F warm up) at
5-12 minute mark or after high idle you should see less bubbles.
If you do not see any in rush of bubbles then your thermostat may be partially stuck or rusted badly inside the thermostat hosing.
Give the thermostat host few gentle taps.
If you see larger bubbles surfacing after 15 minutes then should do a hydrocarbon (HC) dye test to test for potential head gasket leak.
Let engine cold down and top off coolant reserve tank.
Start monitor for coolant lost
A coolant flush is require every 2 years or 24,000 miles.
I recommend the thermostat that has a relief pop-let to reduce the change of burst radiator and coolant hoses.
Make sure you get a new thermostat gasket,black RTV and fresh coolant for the job.
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Posted on Dec 05, 2009
If it's running rough, chances are that it's misfiring. If the Check Engine light is flashing/blinking, it is definitely misfiring.
If that's the case, drive it as little as possible... Or straight to the mechanic because the more you drive it while it's misfiring, the higher the chance is of you ruining your catalytic converter.
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Posted on Apr 24, 2012
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