Honda

Have Honda questions? Ask a Honda repair expert.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a 1996 honda accord, with about 70K miles (true mileage).

Customer Question
Although, old it runs fine...
I have a 1996 honda accord, with about 70K miles (true mileage). Although, old it runs fine and i generally keep up with maintenance as suggested. Recently the fan has started coming on AFTER i shut off the car. I checked the water level and it's ok. I replaced the radiator about 4-5 years ago. When I am driving, the temp guage is well within the normal zone, but i think the car is going from cold (when i start the engine) to its stable temp while running much faster than i noticed before. What should I have checked next?
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Honda
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Honda Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
6/5/2015
Mechanic for Honda: Honda-Man, Honda Mechanic replied 3 years ago
Honda-Man
Honda-Man, Honda Mechanic
Category: Honda
Satisfied Customers: 3,313
Experience: I have an Associates Degree in Automotive. 10 Years experience on all makes and models. 20 Years Honda only including factory training. Over 30 years total.
Verified
Welcome to JustAnswer. My online handle is Honda-Man, I am ready to help with your Honda question.How long do the fans run after the engine is shut off?Will it do it if it's not fully warmed up?When this happens is it even a little warmer than usual? Thanks!
Ask Your Own Honda Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Fan runs perhaps a minute or two. Not very long.
According to the temp gauge it is warmed up. But i have not tried to turn the engine on, run it briefly and then shut it off to see if it will still happen. But the guage rises so quickly that even a short run time might fully warm it up.
Usual temp when I am driving is 60-65F, when this has happened it might have been 70-75F. 80 max. And it has happened after driving only 2 miles, no traffic.
Mechanic for Honda: Honda-Man, Honda Mechanic replied 3 years ago
Thanks for the reply. The fans will run with the engine off normally if the coolant temp is above 223 F This helps cool down the engine to stop fuel vapor lock in the fuel rail. It is probably working as it should but you must have a stuck thermostat. It would be a good place to start replacing the thermostat. Your ambient temp is not high enough to cause your problem. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to assist you. Your satisfaction and accepting my service or providing a positive rating is what I work for! If you can't rate in this way please let me know so I can continue to help. A positive rating is the only way the site will compensate me for helping you. You can still ask follow-up questions after the rating.Thanks again! ~Honda-Man
Ask Your Own Honda Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a mechanic for hondaLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Honda-Man Your Own Question
Honda-Man
Honda-Man
Honda-Man, Honda Mechanic
Category: Honda
Satisfied Customers: 3,313
3,313 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I have an Associates Degree in Automotive. 10 Years experience on all makes and models. 20 Years Honda only including factory training. Over 30 years total.

Honda-Man is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Thank you very much for saving my daughter and her family a lot of money on her Honda. You are definitely on my list for future help. Thanks, again.

FredUSA

I just heard from my mechanic. You were right...a $45.00 job. THANK YOU!! Your response was received in less than 10 minutes!!

Linda B.USA

Your answers were clear and the diagrams were perfect. Dealer wanted $87 for an hour of labor and even I did it in 15 minutes.

EdUSA

HONDA PLATINUM was great. I really appreciate his help. I was ready to trade my new Honda until he told me to wait until I got 3,000 miles on it and my gas mileage would get much better.

SummerUSA

I took the Power Steering O-Ring service bulletin linked from JustAnswer to my Acura dealer, and not only did they no-charge the o-ring, they also replaced the power steering pump at no cost.

Gary RStevenson Ranch, CA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Kyle N.

Kyle N.

Honda Master Tech

3,635 satisfied customers

Honda Dealer Tech, ASE Master Auto Tech

John G.

John G.

Honda Technician

2,643 satisfied customers

Dealership tech since 1982. ASE and Honda Master Technician.

Chris (aka-Moose)

Chris (aka-Moose)

Technician

531 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Marty

Marty

Bosch Master Tech

131 satisfied customers

Bosch Certified Master Technician

Amedee

Amedee

Former ASE Master Technician

1,417 satisfied customers

ASE certified tech advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

399 satisfied customers

ASE Certified Tech 34 years.

thebesthonda

thebesthonda

ASE MasterTechnician

2,299 satisfied customers

26 years experience

< Previous | Next >

Related Honda Questions
A/C clutch will not engage..compressor..relay
A/C clutch will not engage. I narrowed it down to the red/blue wire on the compressor relay. The relay is good. My understanding is that the ECM takes the signal from the A/C thermostat, processes it,… read more
lorunner
lorunner
A tech
High School or GED
1,068 satisfied customers
1994 HONDA ACCORD LX: FUSES..A/C CLUTCH WILL NOT ENGAGE..COMPRESSOR
IN A 1994 HONDA ACCORD LX THE COMPRSSOR WILL NOT COME ON, RELAY GOOD, FUSES ARE GOOD, CHARGE IS GOOD, A/C CLUTCH WILL NOT ENGAGE, WHY WILL THE COMPRESSOR NOT COME ON?… read more
lorunner
lorunner
A tech
High School or GED
1,068 satisfied customers
honda civic hybrid: hi, for honda civic hybrid 2003 1.3l i
hi, for honda civic hybrid 2003 1.3l i want the chart in the how to do for replacing the cooling liquid an i want to now where is the thermostat an the flushing nuts i wnat the chart and the how to do… read more
TIM MOHR
TIM MOHR
SHOP OWNER
Master's Degree
8,037 satisfied customers
At what temperature should my radiator cooling fan come on
At what temperature should my radiator cooling fan come on in my 2011 Honda Ridgeline.? Have replaced relays & fuses, fan comes on sometimes at around 235 but not always. … read more
Anthony P.
Anthony P.
high school
569 satisfied customers
Tiny radiator on front drivers side is leaking red fluid.
Tiny radiator on front drivers side is leaking red fluid. What is this? … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
5,460 satisfied customers
2001 civic ex both radiator hoses get hard and hot is
2001 civic ex both radiator hoses get hard and hot is overheahet … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
5,460 satisfied customers
Check engine light is on. I had a new radiator and electric
Check engine light is on. I had a new radiator and electric something fixed. I got the numbers.. … read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
Have a radiator I ordered for a 2001 Honda civic and after 2
Have a radiator I ordered for a 2001 Honda civic and after 2 months realized the neck where cap goes is misformed and need to order another one but want to make sure the place where cap goes is made c… read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
5,460 satisfied customers
Where is coolant drain plug on engine, not radiator, for
Where is coolant drain plug on engine, not radiator, for 2014 Honda CRV 2.4. … read more
Honda-Man
Honda-Man
Honda Mechanic
3,313 satisfied customers
Why is the radiator empty and the reservoir is full - 2002
why is the radiator empty and the reservoir is full - 2002 Honda crv … read more
acramstr
acramstr
Shop foreman
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,234 satisfied customers
I have a 98 Accord V6, I replaced coolant thermostat and
Hello, I have a 98 Accord V6, I replaced coolant thermostat and upper and lower hoses. Refilled coolant and burped system with no spill funnel and front end jacked up. Idle hunts up and down, while dr… read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
5,460 satisfied customers
2008 Honda accord 2.3: Thermostat for vehicle indicates
2008 Honda accord 2.3: Thermostat for vehicle indicates proper running temperature. Heater will put out only warm temperature even when fully warmed up and set to 85 degrees. AC off. Is this adjustmen… read more
Joecamel90
Joecamel90
Technician
Associate Degree
24 satisfied customers
Water wont flow and has new thermostat. 2000 accord 4 cyc.
water did flow changed thermostat it didnt flow pulled the thermostat checked it to make sure wasnt stuck put back in still no flow … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
5,460 satisfied customers
where is thermostat on 1996 honda accord 4 cylinder
where is thermostat on 1996 honda accord 4 cylinder… read more
Joecamel90
Joecamel90
Technician
Associate Degree
24 satisfied customers
Honda Accord EX: radiator fan only runs when i turn on a/c
radiator fan only runs when i turn on a/c… read more
HondaPlatinum
HondaPlatinum
High School or GED
148 satisfied customers
2011 Honda crv. Both fans cycle continuously independant of
2011 Honda crv. Both fans cycle continuously independant of coolant temp, when climate control is in any position (ac off) … read more
justinsbg
justinsbg
Lead Diagnostic Tech
Associate Degree
1,005 satisfied customers
How can I locate the heater inlet hose as opposed to the return
How can I locate the heater inlet hose as opposed to the return hose on a 1988 Honda Accord?… read more
HondaPlatinum
HondaPlatinum
High School or GED
148 satisfied customers
where is the thermostat located on my 2005 honda civic
I want to change the thermostat on my 2005 Honda Civic EX, but do not know where the thermostat is located.… read more
Kyle N.
Kyle N.
Honda Master Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,635 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x