2003 Honda Civic Q&A
2003 Honda Civic Question: Vehicle over heats
I have a 2003 Honda Civic, I notice that it only takes a few seconds for my vehicle to warm up to normal. I can drive my vehicle for approximately 30 miles before I can see that it starts to over heat, once I exit the freeway it jumps all the way to the top. I have replaced the thermostat twice, just replaced spark plugs and had oil changed, not milky. No leaks found. My concern is what can make my vehicle reach normal temperature in just seconds. I can drive the vehicle sitting from over night and reach the normal temperature in under 5 minutes, no white smoke or anything - iiwakoll
Is it actually overheats, steam coming out, etc... or only the gauge shows you this? The temperature sender might be bad. I'd hook up a diag. computer and monitor the temperature through the ECM, since it has a different sensor and compare it to the temp. gauge's reading. If the temperature raises normally from the ECM and very quickly at the gauge the sender might be bad. You can check this: squeeze the upper radiator hose with your hands, rev up the engine and see if pressure builds up in the hose quickly - if not, the water pump won't circulate the coolant correctly. Zee - ZeeTech
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