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Old 12-16-2009, 07:56 PM
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coolant drip, sisters ride

no she doesnt have a prelude, she has a 95 civic sedan 1.5 and i think this forum is the next best thing to asking questions anywhere else.


last week the was was being driven and noticed that the temp gauge was pointing almost to the top of the red line area. her radiators cap had busted,, what i had retrieved from the radiator was the spring and the small round rubber thing that i believe holds the spring

-replaced the cap and refilled with antifreez.. couple days later i noticed green puddles coming from the front right side of the engine.. checkt it out today and i found this






that belt is from the alternator and the to the left is the timing belt cover

that bolt that is leaking does not hold the timing belt cover it is right next to it though

i have yet to get a manual for this car and i am not sure weather there is a gasket there or not....or what to do next


i tightened the bolt carefuly dreading me stripping it....the car used to drip once or twice every 3 seconds and after tighting the bolt it now drips about once every 5mins.....


any help is appreciated thanks





here is a link to a vid i shot of it




http://img710.imageshack.us/i/cimg3537.mp4/
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:19 AM
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Re: coolant drip, sisters ride

i have the same leak on my 2.1 liter 1991 prelude i looked at mine and by looking at it i would have to say its the water pump

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Re: coolant drip, sisters ride

found the manual for the civic.....turns out you are more than likely correct lol

im not sure how much fun its going to be replacing that water pump because im sure its not good to drive it like that right?


p/s, alt, a/c, and timing belt have to be removed.....lol great..... alot of chances to screw up hahah but good practice



how long have you been driving your lude with that leaK??
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Re: coolant drip, sisters ride

The hardest part about changing the water pump and timing belt getting the car back in time. You need someone who knows what they are doing to forthat.

She doesn't need to be driving it like that. If you do all the labor it is not expencive to do but like I said you need someone to put it in time unless you are able to.
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Re: coolant drip, sisters ride

im in the process of replacing the water pump its s pain in the backside but it needs to be done..... i wish you luck on your sisters car

have a god one :)
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Re: coolant drip, sisters ride

yea i put the time in all right lol.....well started sat. realized i was short on many tools


was really "fun" getting the crank pulley off....got all done tnite only to find that it idles baaad and is prob off time....great
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Re: coolant drip, sisters ride

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The hardest part about changing the water pump and timing belt getting the car back in time. You need someone who knows what they are doing to forthat.

She doesn't need to be driving it like that. If you do all the labor it is not expencive to do but like I said you need someone to put it in time unless you are able to.
True. If you do it yourself, way cheaper than taking it to the shop. Normally where i live it runs about 800+bux. insane!!
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Re: coolant drip, sisters ride

i did mine too i reied to get the crank pulley off without the tool and may have skipped a few teeth on the timing belt but kept that in mind while putting it all back together figures out where the number 1 piston is took the spark plug out put something in the spark plug hole going into the combustion chamber and watched it as i turned the crank brung it back up to top dead conter ( the highest point that the piston goes in the cylender ) also known as tdc turned the cams untill the timing mark was pointing up and put it all back together and it was good to go

i hope this info helps ya out

have a good one
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Re: coolant drip, sisters ride

thanks for the info

yea that same night i couldnt fall asleep so i got back to work...took of the crank pulley again....after carefully reading the manual i noticed that i hadnt lined up the oil pump correctly so i re aligned everything...cylinder 1 @ tdc and a while later it started up perfectly


my tips take your time because i could of avoided that mistake if i would of read slowly and carefuly


but the job is done and now i have experience for when i do my ride...overall....sweeeet lol
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