A Cars forum. AutoBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » AutoBanter forum » Auto makers » Honda
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

88 Accord Overheat



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old September 22nd 04, 04:42 AM
toohothonda
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default 88 Accord Overheat

I have an overheating problem with my '88 Accord. It has
193k miles on it.

On a hot day, when idling, the temperature gauge rises close to the 'H'
mark, and when I park the car and shut it off, I can hear it boiling over
under the hood. When idling, the A/C also isn't very cold. Whenever the
car is moving, the A/C runs fine, and the temperature gauge remains in the
middle.

When it boils over, and I check the fluid level in the radiator after it
has cooled, sometimes it's fine, and sometimes it's ~8 ounces low (which I
top off when I see that).

Sometimes it's so bad that, starting with a cold engine, with just 10-15
minutes of stop-and-go driving, it boils over when I park it.

Both fans run when the A/C is on. I've had the following replaced: the
fans, the radiator, radiator cap, thermostat, and water pump, but I still
have the overheating problem.

Is there something that could be causing excessive heat in the engine? Is
there anything else in the cooling system I should check?

Ads
  #2  
Old September 22nd 04, 05:02 AM
jjjsan
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Was the coolant changed out on a regular basis.
Are you using only water in radiator?
See any oil in radiator,
How is your oil condition, does it look milkey.
There maybe some blocked water passages in the engine.
So the coolant is circulating through the engine and cooling it
correctly.
Go to radiator shop have them flush out engine.


  #3  
Old September 22nd 04, 01:02 PM
Jafir Elkurd
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Do both fans work?

"toohothonda" > wrote in message
lkaboutautos.com...
>I have an overheating problem with my '88 Accord. It has
> 193k miles on it.
>
> On a hot day, when idling, the temperature gauge rises close to the 'H'
> mark, and when I park the car and shut it off, I can hear it boiling over
> under the hood. When idling, the A/C also isn't very cold. Whenever the
> car is moving, the A/C runs fine, and the temperature gauge remains in the
> middle.
>
> When it boils over, and I check the fluid level in the radiator after it
> has cooled, sometimes it's fine, and sometimes it's ~8 ounces low (which I
> top off when I see that).
>
> Sometimes it's so bad that, starting with a cold engine, with just 10-15
> minutes of stop-and-go driving, it boils over when I park it.
>
> Both fans run when the A/C is on. I've had the following replaced: the
> fans, the radiator, radiator cap, thermostat, and water pump, but I still
> have the overheating problem.
>
> Is there something that could be causing excessive heat in the engine? Is
> there anything else in the cooling system I should check?
>



  #4  
Old September 23rd 04, 04:14 AM
lcopps
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Sounds like the fan thermostat. The '88 Accord fans are hard-wired to
turn on when you fire up the A/C. If they cool fine when the A/C is on,
then the thermostat that controls them is bad, or their wireing. Until
you get it fixed, run the A/C. The coolant level is going down because
it is boiling into the overflow.

toohothonda wrote:

> I have an overheating problem with my '88 Accord. It has
> 193k miles on it.
>
> On a hot day, when idling, the temperature gauge rises close to the 'H'
> mark, and when I park the car and shut it off, I can hear it boiling over
> under the hood. When idling, the A/C also isn't very cold. Whenever the
> car is moving, the A/C runs fine, and the temperature gauge remains in the
> middle.
>
> When it boils over, and I check the fluid level in the radiator after it
> has cooled, sometimes it's fine, and sometimes it's ~8 ounces low (which I
> top off when I see that).
>
> Sometimes it's so bad that, starting with a cold engine, with just 10-15
> minutes of stop-and-go driving, it boils over when I park it.
>
> Both fans run when the A/C is on. I've had the following replaced: the
> fans, the radiator, radiator cap, thermostat, and water pump, but I still
> have the overheating problem.
>
> Is there something that could be causing excessive heat in the engine? Is
> there anything else in the cooling system I should check?
>

 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Honda Accord - brights no longer work Alex Rodriguez Driving 2 January 5th 05 10:31 PM
connecting an iPOD to a 2005 Accord stock radio SoCalMike Honda 10 October 14th 04 07:21 PM
Exhaust Manifold / Header question (1996 Accord EX) Chip Stein Honda 0 September 22nd 04 02:23 AM
Hate, Envy and Angst: The Accord Owner belches about Audi A4: suspension damage after only 35K Saintor Audi 2 May 17th 04 06:09 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2018 AutoBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.