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Old 08-14-2010, 10:10 AM   #1
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I have a 2001 honda civic that continues to get hot when i am sitting and idling for more then 3 minutes or so. Then when I rev the motor or start to drive down the road the temperature will return to normal. I replaced the thermostat but it still has the same problem, although since I replaced the thermostat it seems to not get hot as fast as it used to. I am thinking maybe I got a defective thermostat or possibly the water pump is out. Just wondering if anyone else has encountered a similar problem.

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Any Cels? is your fan working?
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water pump,fans,head gasket, temperature sensor,radiator flush or more who knows..
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Did try burping your rad? Is the fan coming on, if not check the relay?
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:33 PM   #5
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Usually when the car gets hot when sitting, and cools off when driving, it's a fan issue.

Check if it turns on when sitting and getting hot. If not, there's your problem. I had the fuse go on mine once.
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Check fan(s) if they're good then its a head gasket.
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did you change your coolant recently? try burping the air out?

i would say water pump but the OEM water pump has metal fins so i don't think there's a problem w/ broken fins...
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your thermostat isnt opening.
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i've got an '02 d17a1, same problem, just needed to top up coolant cause i've got a leaky head gasket. i'm getting oil in my coolant res but have'nt seen any coolant in my oil
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