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2004 Honda Civic Question: 2004 honda civic ex cooling system problems

 

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roberte1010, 1.7L 4 Cylinder, Sun City, CA, February 06, 2012, 15:46
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the car runs at the right temp. the only thing i see wrong is that the coolant is going in to my radiator overflow tank and not going anywhere. After a long drive the coolant will spray out of the cap on the overflow tank. i also see that i have small bubbles when the cars warm and on but also after i turned the car off for about 5 mins. i have changed my radiator cap and the thermostat

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13242 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper February 06, 2012, 16:09
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    IS THE COOLING FAN WORKING AFTER THE CAR IS WARMED UP. THE BUBBLES COULD BE A SIGN OF A LEAKING HEADGASKET.

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    roberte1010, February 06, 2012, 16:21
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    yes fans are ok, how long till death if i keep running it like this if head gasket is bad, also can a bad cooling system cause a transmission to heat up and jack up the bearings

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    globalhelper, February 06, 2012, 16:28
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    WELL WATER IN THE CYL CAN'T COMPRESS SO YOU COULD POSSIBLY BEND A VALVE AND YES HOTTER THAN NORMAL TRANS FLUID CAN DISTORY A TRANS

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