91 Accord overheats

Discussion in 'Accord' started by juandelacruise, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. Car runs for 3 minutes or one kilometer then the temp gauge goes to red line
    hot. Turns off engine and wait for 4-5 minutes to cool and it goes back to
    median. Runs again for 3 minutes or about half a mile or one kilometer and
    the gauge goes up again to hot.Was able to limp home using this cycle.

    Upper radiator hose is very hot, lower hose is is just lukewarm. Got home
    and allowed t he engine to cool a bit. Removed the cap. Revving the engine
    and peeking through the open radiator cap doesn't produce any water flow but
    the level rises a bit. I don't think its the head gasket for I don't see any
    small bubbles coming out.

    Could it be that the thermostat is stuck closed? Pump defective?
    juandelacruise, Aug 21, 2005
  2. juandelacruise

    Jason Guest

    I suggest that you take the car to a radiator shop and have them do a test
    of your cooling system. An alternative would be to replace the thermostat
    just in case it is not working properly.
    Jason, Aug 21, 2005
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