engine overheated and now check engine light is on

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by albert.mills, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. albert.mills

    albert.mills Guest


    The radiator recently cracked on my 98 civic as a result of which the
    engine was overheating -- the engine temperature gauge was past the
    red line, which i onyl noticed once steam started comming out of the

    I took it to the mechanic, and he replaced the radiator and said there
    didn't appear to be a problem with the engine as a result of it over

    so i drove the car for a day, and then all of a sudden the check
    engine light came on (the temperature of the engine with the new
    radiator is fine though according to the gauge ).

    Anyone have an idea what could be wrong with the engine?

    Is it safe to drive?

    I'll get the car fixed, but since i'm handing it down to my brother
    after i get a new car in four-five months, i don't want any expensive
    repairs. Might there be a cheaper repair to whatever the mechanic is
    likely to suggest?

    albert.mills, Sep 29, 2007
  2. albert.mills

    albert.mills Guest

    sorry that should have been "steam comming out of the hood".
    albert.mills, Sep 29, 2007
  3. albert.mills

    jim beam Guest

    if there's a check engine light, there will also be a code. get that
    read, then report back. thanks.
    jim beam, Sep 29, 2007
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