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1997 Honda Civic Question: Coolant Overflow Tank



run19tex, Lubbock, TX, September 10, 2009, 18:47

Is it possible for a loose cap on the coolant overflow tank to cause the car to overheat? Also i noticed underneath the car coolant collects on the bottom of the radiator... could the radiator leak coolant?

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    September 10, 2009, 19:39

    It is not vary likely that a loose coolant cap on an unpressurized coolant overflow tank will cause the engine to overheat as long as the coolant level is where is should be. Yes, a radiator leak can cause coolant to collect at the bottom of the radiator. I would recommend you have the cooling system on your 1997 Honda Civic pressure tested to be sure where the coolant leak is coming from before replacing any parts.

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