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Old 11-22-2009, 03:51 AM
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should i be concernced....loosing heat

i was driving just now and just before leaving i left my car idle for about 5min....car was 1/4 on the temp gauge and the air was some what warm from the heater....as i started driving instead of it getting warmer it got colder and this has been happening for a couple of weeks...i know its a 5speed and it may be my shifting but idk when i drive w my friend in his civic even if its dead cold and he takes of it eventually gets 1/2 to the temp mark and with air as hot as an oven


idk if its normal just thinking ....but besides that that while driving my temp gauge goes down idling increases of course since it got cold it has never idled below 1k

anyone else notice this or should i be worried??

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Re: should i be concernced....loosing heat

I'm thinking either low colant level, partial blockage in your heater core, or early sign of water pump failure. Check the coolant level and if it looks good pull your heater core hoses and use a water hose to back-flush the core and see if any debris or trash come out. I can't remember off the top of my head if the 4th gens have a heater bypass valve on the heater hose but if it does it too could be and issue. Try these out and I hope one helps you
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Re: should i be concernced....loosing heat

Umm its losing heat meaning the the thermostat is missing. If any of the things said above happen it will cause the car to over heat. Check and see if you have a thermostat.
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Umm its losing heat meaning the the thermostat is missing. If any of the things said above happen it will cause the car to over heat. Check and see if you have a thermostat.



no thermostat is there...checket prob is that it fits loosley.....shouyldnt it be snug???
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I'm thinking either low colant level, partial blockage in your heater core, or early sign of water pump failure. Check the coolant level and if it looks good pull your heater core hoses and use a water hose to back-flush the core and see if any debris or trash come out. I can't remember off the top of my head if the 4th gens have a heater bypass valve on the heater hose but if it does it too could be and issue. Try these out and I hope one helps you
coolant lv is good,, water pump was replaced about 2yrs ago so idk
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Re: should i be concernced....loosing heat

for the record....when i had gone to the local autozone......they sold me the wrong thermostat the last time i changed it...i remember going back and telling them it didnt fit snug they assured that was the part......went a couple weeks ago to kreagen and got the right.....big darn difference
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Re: should i be concernced....loosing heat

I would have said low coolant level also and blocked up heater core. Have you ever had the heater core replaced?
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