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2000 civic ex overheats and engine quits

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#1 Subsforever


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Posted 11 February 2008 - 08:08 PM

My friend has a 2000 civic that i am trying to fix. The Civic had a coolant hose i replaced then took it for a test drive and the temperature spiked and the engine stopped a wouldn't turn over again it acted like it was seized and then about 15 minutes later it started again. I got frustrated with it so i let it sit for two months and today when i went to start it the car started but made a terrible squeaking noise that got intermittently worse and the engine would slow, after about 15 seconds the engine quit all together and wouldn't turn over. Oil looks good and i pulled the spark plugs cam cover and timing belt cover and everything looks good. Any ideas what it might be or could anyone point out a good Honda forum for such questions. i have little experience with Hondas having only owned Subaru's myself.

#2 Hondasucks


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Posted 12 February 2008 - 01:01 AM

Try www.civicforums.com (I think that's it, google "Civic forum" if it doesn't work)

Sounds to me like you got a bubble in the cooling system that didn't get bled out. I don't know a whole lot about Hondas, but I know some Subarus and some Toyotas have a bleeder screw/plug that you have to take out while you are filling the cooling system or it gets air in it.

#3 Nug


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Posted 12 February 2008 - 08:01 PM

Sounds like it's wasted.

Pull the belts off first to make sure you didn't have an accessory seize up. This is fairly common.

#4 waimaks


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Posted 27 February 2008 - 03:04 AM

Sounds like it's wasted.

+1 for wasted
I'd try turning the engine over with a ratchet or such and see what you feel.

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