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What is the problem if when your car is running hot you put coolant in but after driving 10 minutes the coolant goes into the overflow jug?

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2009-11-29 07:18:43
2009-11-29 07:18:43
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Hey Shonda==Sometimes the low coolant sensors get coroded and you have to thake them out and clean them. Also make sure you have the radiator full when refilling the system. GoodluckJoe

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It means you've got air in your cooling system, and it's easy to get it out.

You need a 12mm deep-well socket on a ratchet and a gallon of Honda-compatible coolant. Turn your heat all the way on, then follow the upper radiator hose to where it goes into the engine. There's a bleeder bolt on top of the part the radiator hose hooks to...it looks a little like a Hershey's Kiss that's made from aluminum. Anyway, loosen that. (Note: do this with the engine cold, 'kay?) Next, remove the radiator cap and start slowly pouring coolant into the radiator. When it comes out the hole in the bleeder bolt, add just a little more then snug down the bleeder bolt. Put the radiator cap back on, and you're done.

You might have a bad thermostat. stopping the coolant flow and causing it to flow back in the overflow bottle.

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It should reset itself when the coolant is back to the appropriate level as long as the sensor is working properly. If you look in the overflow reservoir and can see coolant, the sensor or wiring might be the problem.

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There could be several reasons. Under normal operation, the vehicle will experience this as the coolant heats up and expands into the over flow. A bad water pump, low level of coolant, as well as a clogged radiator could also cause this problem.


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