Do you leave it sit outside and run or do you drive it around and it still takes half and hour to warm up?
Water pump defective.
If your radiator isnt leaking and car is having a over heating problem and coolant spewing out. Chances are your thermostat needs replaced. possible the radiator needs to be flushed. But more likley its thermostat
cooling system needs flushed out and a new thermostat installed, also if the radiator is still original it probably needs replaced or rodded out.
Could be your electric fan on the radiator is shot, or the relay is bad.
you must be a wierdo.stupid.
Have flushed complete cooling system replaced water pump radiator thermostat clutch fan added 2gal straight anti freeze then filled to capacity with water and truck is still over heating. What else could possibly be wrong
you might want to check for a blown head gasket or a cracked head or block. espically if it loosing water out of the radiator with out leaking on the ground.
Test gauge function with a mechanical gauge to get actual engine temp.
Low coolant? System air bound? Hoses collapsing under pressure? Water pump not circulating coolant?
The radiator can be flushed with water running continuously. This will flush out any loose particles. The only way to completely clean the radiator is to have is professionally cleaned in a chemical bath.
System airbound? Coolant level? Temperature control cable?
Have the heater core flushed. It might be plugged up with corrosion and dirt.
It could be a clogged radiator or cracked head or bad head gasket.
could be the water pump That is a typical symptom of an air lock in the cooling system
The defrost is cooing your coolant by circulating the fluids through the heater core. Check the water pump to insure that its pumping and check the radiator for blockages in the fins. Also check for an air bubble that can happen when a thermostat is replaced.
change your thermostat.
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check your fan clutch if its weak it will overheat
If it has electric fans, make sure they are coming on when it get's hot. If not, then check the fuses and relays for them and power to the fans. Might just be a relay for the fans.
Check the water pump
have you flushed your radiator or changed the thermostat it could be stuck
did you use the right anti-freeze or you may have a bad fan/fan switch
well the Honda civic has main problems with the thermostat and radiator considering the year if it has never been replaced you should replace the thermostat then radiator cap and if this doesn't help you can do a pressure test to see if you have a leak or blown head gasket. the car could also have a bad water pump if this is the problem it will only take Min's to over heat the engine. you could havethings blocking your radiator i would have this flushed or replaced. also it could be your heater core hope this helps
form_title=Replace the Coolant Fluids form_header=The fluids in the cooling system need to be replaced regularly. When was the last time you go your coolant flushed?=_ If the thermostat needs to be replaced, would you like me to install a new one?= () Yes () No Have you noticed any leaks in your radiator?= () Yes () No
bad thermostat, bad waterpump, plugged radiator, or the cooling system is filthy and needs flushed out.