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It's over heating, and the steam looks like its coming from

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It's over heating, and the steam looks like its coming from the front and back of the engine. 1996 3.5 rl
JA: Have you checked the coolant? Have you checked for a leak in the cooling system?
Customer: I see no leak.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have not tried anything, but I'm hoping I can fix it myself.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Can it be the water pump and/or thermostat, since the steam is coming from the back and front part of the engine.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Acura
Expert:  Jerry replied 7 months ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** you for visiting the site.

Do the hoses feel like they have pressure in them?

If it is actual steam that you see, that is a leak. Is it possible that you see oil vapors at the valve covers from the overheating?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
not sure.
Expert:  Jerry replied 7 months ago.

I see, thanks.

Do you know if the system is full?

Do the Fans come on?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
the radiator fan does not come on
Expert:  Jerry replied 7 months ago.

I see, thanks. Does not come on when the engine is hot? (over 226F)