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Heating/cooling problem
1999 Acura CL

Heating/Cooling Problem

(1999 Acura CL)
My car has been leaking antifreeze/water. Many people suggest its my water pump, thermostat, etc. I don't know what to replace first??

It overheats and the tubing that follows to the engine has no pressure sometimes my water container will start to shake/boil i dont know if its the pressure or lack of water flow to my radiator??
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on January 15, 2011
It sounds like a head gasket is blown. Thats a common sign of pressure backing up into the over flow.
Take it in and ask for a cooling system pressure test, that will tell you if its the radiator or the head gasket. Once they pressurize the system, it usually pushes antifreeze out of the probelm spot(like the rad) if not... its the head.

Also check the Thermostat, it could be stuck in a partial closed position. If the engine is a high mile'er , replace it anyway. they are cheap, around $15.00 or so.
DO NOT START REPLACING PARTS!!! spend the money on a "Correct diagnostic" of your problem
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on January 15, 2011
It sounds like a head gasket is blown. Thats a common sign of pressure backing up into the over flow.
Take it in and ask for a cooling system pressure test, that will tell you if its the radiator or the head gasket. Once they pressurize the system, it usually pushes antifreeze out of the probelm spot(like the rad) if not... its the head.

Also check the Thermostat, it could be stuck in a partial closed position. If the engine is a high mile'er , replace it anyway. they are cheap, around $15.00 or so.
DO NOT START REPLACING PARTS!!! spend the money on a "Correct diagnostic" of your problem
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