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Old 02-04-2008, 10:45 PM
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If u havent fixed the problem..it does seem like it can be ur head gasket..i 2 had the same problem..what u can do to determine if ur head gasket is done with with no cost is..open ur hood. remove the radiator cap..tell anyone near the car to stay far back..U go inside the car and crank the car like u want to turn it on, but dont turn it on.if u do its ok.but just crank it. once u crank it and u have the radiator cap off, if the head gasket is done with then the radiator will squirt radiatior fluid out of the radiator. it shouldnt do that..u should be able to have the radiator cap off and be able to start the car up withouth it spilling out when the cap is off..make sure u warm up the car a bit and then u procede to do so.
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:40 AM
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Water pump is probly not pumping at full capacity. Usually when they finally quit they'll spray everywhere. Honda's are very notorious for water pump failure. If the hose from the water pump to the thermostat is extremely soft its a very good indication. If your having heating problems inside the car, something could have gotten lodged inside the heater core and is restricting flow. But chances are its the water pump.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:17 PM
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did you bleed the radiator, those bubbles are pobably trapped air trying to escape,i had similar probs and i never thouroughly bled it.
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:39 PM
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headgasket? check your upper coolant hoes.. sqeez it and it its hard its most likly your head gasket but if its soft then not... also check your thermostat sensor and your intakemanifol gasket and throttle body gasket.
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:55 PM
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ok, so first stop opening your coolant cap when your engine is hot. like the cap says dont open when hot because under pressure. Also your hoses will feel stif when the engine is hot because there is stil pressure in your lines, when it cools you should be able to squeze the hoses which is a sign that the pressure has droped and it is safer to open your cap to the radiator. Second, How many miles are on the car? have you ever had the water pump replaced? would suggest replacing water pump and even timing belt if you have high miles and dont remember these items being replaced. Also have you replaced the water temp sensor? could be bad and isnt telling the engine to kick on the fans...
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:47 AM
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i fixed my problem. it was my main ground
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:21 AM
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if the coolant was leaking past the head gasket causing your exhaust to smoke, what color would it be?
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:19 PM
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by eric416 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">if the coolant was leaking past the head gasket causing your exhaust to smoke, what color would it be? </TD></TR></TABLE>

Would be clear, it would look just like steam and should dissapate fairly quickly. To the OP, if ur not getting any smoke out of the tailpipe when it's warmed up, then it's not burning it and u don't have to worry about ur headgasket. Sounds like eather the fans not turning on is the problem, or possibly a plugged radiator.
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:30 PM
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I had this exact same problem with my car when i first bought it. i have the exact headers and everything. The things i did to fix it were replace the head gasket, heat wrapped the headers and two brand new high preformance cooling fans with a new relay.
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:48 PM
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Had the same symptoms with a different setup. Ended up being the fan switches and the water pump.
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:09 AM
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by BrentonJ &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Had the same symptoms with a different setup. Ended up being the fan switches and the water pump.</TD></TR></TABLE>

TO ALL: Figured out the problem, the fan switch is busticated so I hot wired the rad fans through a switch in the cabin and then directly to the battery terminals. It's a ghetto fix, but it'll work for now.

Thanks to everyone for your help and input!
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:25 PM
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thats goim haveing same problem where is the fan switch located at??
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:35 AM
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Good day I am from south Africa. I have an imported 1992 Honda prelude h22a1 4th gen. Both my fans come on at half way through the gauge. But the car still heats up. I've recently replaced my head gasket and all the seals. The car has 104000km and was serviced every 4000 intervals and was never driven hard at all. I'm not sure what could be the problem. Could someone really assist me.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:28 PM
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all temp sensors working ok and thermostat?
when was your waterpump changed last time?
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