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It's a 1987 accord that is overheating and boiling coolant…

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It's a 1987 accord...

It's a 1987 accord that is overheating and boiling coolant into the reservoir but it is not running different or burning coolant

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the coolant? Have you checked for a leak in the cooling system?

Coolant level is fine and there are no leaks

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Accord yourself? What have you tried so far?

I will be fixing it myself

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Mechanic for Honda: Carguy1, certified tech replied 4 months ago

Check and make sure the cooling fans are working, if they are working, then I would start by replacing the thermostat. If it's sticking closed it will cause the car to overheat. If that doesn't resolve the issue, then I would do a combustion test to check for a head gasket leaking exhaust into the cooling system.

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