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1991 Acura Legend Question: Keep losing all my water in radiator.

 

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YLarsen, 3.2L V6, Renton, WA, December 13, 2012, 17:15
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No heat til car been running 20 or 30 min. Replaced thermostat, coolant temperature sensor and 2 hoses. Overflow bottle is nearly full. Runs at normal temp for a few minutes then temp gauge goes up to redline for just a few seconds and then back to normal. Lost all my coolant for the 3rd time...Besides this the IACV needs replacing as the engine races up and down in Park.

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    Tomiko December 13, 2012, 17:18
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    maybe the head gasket is blown

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    ziptie12 December 13, 2012, 19:15
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    Idle problems may be due to air in cooling system. Fix coolant problem (check for headgasket as stated) then address idle problem as needed.

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    PARTS GUY December 14, 2012, 01:52
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    DO NOT DRIVE CAR ANYMORE TILL YOU FIND COOLANT LEAK!. You probably have blown headgasket by now. You need to take it to a professional repair shop and have it tested for a blown headgasket.

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    globalhelper December 14, 2012, 06:31
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    tow car to your mech and have it ck'd for headgasket issues

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