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2004 honda accord ex keeps overheating when using my air, no

2004 honda accord ex keeps overheating when using my air, no ac used just cold temp, have changed both relays, thermostat but keeps over heating

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Pete

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My car is accelerating on its own and I can't find anything

My car is accelerating on its own and I can't find anything on what's causing it or how to fix it I need assistanceJA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the fuel filters?Customer: It's the stock transmission and I just changed all the filters earlier this weekJA: What is the model/year of your Honda?Customer: 2001 Honda civicJA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: Yes I'm trying to fix it myself. I've replaced the head gasket water pump all the seals and filter and the thermostatJA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?Customer: My battery light and check engine lights on coolant fans are not turning on when they are suppose to and my knock sensor is reading a low voltage code

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david craig

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I have a question about my car running hot. The temp gauge

I have a question about my car running hot. The temp gauge starts climbing after about 15 minutes if I am in traffic and will go all the way to the red, but never actually overheats. If I can move over 30 mph, the temp will go down, but goes back up when the car slows down. I have changed the thermostat, the radiator, the radiator cap , and have had the engine flushed many times. All this has cost over $800 already and still the problem persists. Now the mechanic is saying it is the water pump. I just don't know at this point and don't want to spend more money without knowing if it is the problem. Is there any way to verify that the problem is the water pump, or is there anything else that it could more likely be causing this symptom.

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Carguy1

technician

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2003 Honda Civic EX. Automatic. 153,000 miles. Just

2003 Honda Civic EX. Automatic. 153,000 miles. Just purchased car for daughter. For the last 4 months the Engine overheats sometimes. Recovery tank fills with water and has twice blown the screw-on cap off. Tested twice for head gasket leak by a shop. Both times negative. No water in oil, no bubbles in radiator, not losing water other than filling recovery tank and not returning to radiator. New water pump, new radiator, two new thermostats and two new radiator caps. New temp sensor. New recovery tank and two new caps. Both fans are running. New coolant twice, system purged of air.Engine will idle for an hour with AC on and not overheat. Sometimes while driving in town, while sitting at a redlight it will start to overheat. Putting car in park and rev engine to 2000 rpm and temp drops. Driving on interstate sometime causes it to overheat. Some days can drive all day with no problem. Other days it will overheat. The only thing that is consistent is that the recovery tank fills completely up. I transfer water from recovery tank back to radiator and radiator is back to full. Outside temp here is 93-98 degrees during the day.

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justinsbg

Lead Diagnostic Tech

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The drive gear is blinking on and off when car is moving.

The drive gear is blinking on and off when car is moving.JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any fluid leaks lately?Customer: 188,888. No fluid leaks.JA: What is the model/year of your Honda?Customer: 2004 CrvJA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: Want to do it myself. Have not done anything yet.JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?Customer: Well the car overheats and I replaced the radiator cap but it still overheats. NO check engine light coming on.

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MASTER TECH

Master Tech

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I think I have a problem with the IAVC electrical connector.

I think I have a problem with the IAVC electrical connector. Can you please tell me which wires are for charge, ground, signal, etc.JA: Have you checked all the fuses? Do you have a wiring diagram?Customer: It is a 2002 Civic 1.7 lx. The fuses are good. I do not have a diagram.JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: I have cleaned both the throttle body and the IAVC.JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?Customer: When I start the engine there is clicking from behind the glove compartment. For each click the Tach. needle goes down and back up to 1500 rpm. After about 17 times the needles for both tach. and thermostat fall. The car will then run in limp mode.I put in new relays, but problem persists.

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MASTER TECH

Master Tech

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I have a specialized question about a Honda air conditioning

I have a specialized question about a Honda air conditioning issue. I'm a fairly experienced technician, so I need someone to answer who has specialized Honda AC knowledge please. Responses with general AC advice won't help if you see what I mean.OK....2010 Honda CRV. AC compressor not coming on. Applied power directly to all three of the male plug prongs in the elect. connector coming out of the compressor, but compressor clutch doesn't engage. One of the 3 prongs makes a small spark when touching it with 12v, so it appears to be accepting the voltage, but again nothing happens with compressor. Compressor turns manually. This made me assumed the coil in the compressor clutch is bad. However threre's one other thing....using a test light, when I probe the plug that connects to the compressor (the plug that should bring power to the compressor) I expect to have power in that plug when the AC dash switch is turned on. However I don't have power at this plug. I made sure the thermostat is all the way cold, etc. so AC should be on, I stuck a tiny probe up in the plug to make sure I'm getting good contact, but no power at this plug.Is this no power at the plug the problem? Or is there something that controls the power going to the compressor, or some other legitmate reason power wouldn't be at this plug all the time? I shouldn't have to jump the cycling switch, since the AC is off, and lack of pressure should make the cycling switch be "on".

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HondaPlatinum

Vocational, Technical or Trade School

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I have a 92 Honda Accord Lx and I was driving the other day

I have a 92 Honda Accord Lx and I was driving the other day and my car shut off and it will not crank I've replaced the alternator and battery and thermostat and coolant temp sensor and ignition coil and ignition switch and the main relay lol it's a pain but idk what else it could be and its getting no sparkJA: What is the model/year of your Honda?Customer: Accord 1992JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: I have a 92 Honda Accord Lx and I was driving the other day and my car shut off and it will not crank I've replaced the alternator and battery and thermostat and coolant temp sensor and ignition coil and ignition switch and the main relay lol it's a pain but idk what else it could be and its getting no sparkJA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?Customer: A person had it for 2 years without matience before meJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Honda Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.

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Eric

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Could you help me diagnose a problem I'm having with my

Could you help me diagnose a problem I'm having with my car? It idles poorly, sometimes misfires, sometimes hunting idle, runs rich. The other day it threw a code 1. I cleared the code and it hasn't come back.

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Honda-Man

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