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Old 05-19-2008, 12:17 PM
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the white lemon rides again (for 10 miles this time)

i'm haveing a coolent system problem. so far i have checked for the thermostsat (none was there) replaced the thermostat and a hose that was busted. i think the overheating caused some other problems so i replaced spark plugs and wires ans flushed the radiator. the car stoped overheating and was driveable for a little while. the other problem i'm haveing is a sticky gas pedal or throttle cable ( i have been useing wd40 to fix) i belive the over heating is caused by the car idleing too high. i was driveing and had to stop at a light on a incline after i made it up the car started overheating again and now it seems that there is a hole or leak in the radiator itself, when i parked the car the fans were running and i added coolent only to get a mist of coolent in my general area, and now water is pouring out the bottem of the car.
i plan to fix the coolent issue first and then attack the idle issue(my fist step is to clean the throttle body with carb cleaner)
am i on the right track, thanks in advance for any help
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i'm haveing a coolent system problem. so far i have checked for the thermostsat (none was there) replaced the thermostat and a hose that was busted. i think the overheating caused some other problems so i replaced spark plugs and wires ans flushed the radiator. the car stoped overheating and was driveable for a little while. the other problem i'm haveing is a sticky gas pedal or throttle cable ( i have been useing wd40 to fix) i belive the over heating is caused by the car idleing too high. i was driveing and had to stop at a light on a incline after i made it up the car started overheating again and now it seems that there is a hole or leak in the radiator itself, when i parked the car the fans were running and i added coolent only to get a mist of coolent in my general area, and now water is pouring out the bottem of the car.
i plan to fix the coolent issue first and then attack the idle issue(my fist step is to clean the throttle body with carb cleaner)
am i on the right track, thanks in advance for any help


cleaning the throttle body plate SHOULDDDD fix your sticky gas pedal!
go to an autoparts store and see if they sell any of the dye that you put into your coolant that locates the leak in your system.
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no need for dye the leak is on the top section of the radiator (i got a new one today).
also i tried reading the cel code and i got a 43 but as far as i can tell i have a 2.0 and the resource page lists a 43 as a fuel system issue on the 2.1 si
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:36 PM
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im retarded i just found the engine code b21a1
dose this change the kind of radiator i need?
why would someone sell the car as a 2.0 si when it was realy a 2.1?
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umm.. pics of said car? Does this car have gauges cut into the passenger side dash?
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