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11-20-2012 05:13 PM
blakviper
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Originally Posted by Missourileo View Post
BTW, it's time to change your timing belt. Usually, the water pump gets changed with it.
Thanks a lot, I'll add that to the list.
11-20-2012 03:51 PM
Missourileo
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Originally Posted by blakviper View Post
Sorry, I didn't want to hijack the thread, but most of the time people attack you telling you to do a search, that's why I didn't create a new one....
BTW, it's time to change your timing belt. Usually, the water pump gets changed with it.
11-20-2012 03:25 PM
blakviper
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Originally Posted by whynotthinkwhynot View Post
You should start your own thread blakviper. You won't get many responses posting in someone else's thread.
Sorry, I didn't want to hijack the thread, but most of the time people attack you telling you to do a search, that's why I didn't create a new one....
11-20-2012 01:53 PM
whynotthinkwhynot You should start your own thread blakviper. You won't get many responses posting in someone else's thread.
11-20-2012 12:06 PM
blakviper no, I haven't, and I've had the car since new, so it could be possible that it needs replacement. I'm going to check it out. Thanks dpmeeks.
11-20-2012 12:04 PM
dpmeeks Blak.. it sounds like a circulation issue. Have you changed the waterpump ?
11-20-2012 11:49 AM
blakviper hope you can give me a hand, I have a 2001 LX, I've never had any over heating issues, the car has aprox 72,000 miles and it drives well in the city, the problem is on the highway, I drives pretty good, the problem is when I go over 60 - 65 miles, the temp rises but as soon as I go below that speed it returns to the middle of the gauge inmediately. Any clues? (2 yrs ago I replaced the radiator).
07-10-2012 06:48 AM
whynotthinkwhynot Do the electronic odometer test to show the temp (in C) that the sensor is reporting. It might be that you have a bad sensor. We've had a few people with elusive overheating problems that aren't actually overheating. Throwing parts at the car can be expensive, so seek to diagnose first.

Do you have access to an infrared thermometer? That can be helpful in verifying that the temp being reported by the sensor is close to the temp of the coolant in the engine. I measure at the upper radiator hose.

When watching the temp on the electronic odometer test mode, you're looking for outrageous jumps in temp, like to 200C, which is ridiculous and would melt rubber hoses instantly.

On second thought, since you're not going full overheat- needle pegged right, then you probably don't have a problem with the temp sensor. Does the car overheat at highway speeds?
07-10-2012 06:36 AM
KrisQ @focus202

I'll keep the temp sensor in mind. I might replace it tomorrow just to cross it out.

Thanks.
07-10-2012 06:33 AM
KrisQ Thank you all for the suggestions! Special thanks to sailor.

I though about the fact that the heat shield is missing but I could not believe that the engine bay temp can be that much hotter without the heat shield so I removed the exhaust manifold and found a small crack. The crack is located on the first pipe on a weld seam.

I'll see tomorrow if I can have it welded or if I have to find a replacement.

I'll update after this part is fixed.

Thanks to you all again.
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