cooling system

perugino
35

Asked by perugino Feb 09, 2010 at 09:09 PM about the 1996 Acura TL 3.2 Premium Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I changed the thermostat, water pump and timing belt on my 1996 ACURA TL but it still over heats. Does anyone know what i may be missing or forgot to check?

25 Answers

jml12345
1,285

try the radiator.

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perugino
35

Sorry, I forgot to mention that too, that was the first thing i replaced it had a leak.

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jml12345
1,285

does your fan turn on?

perugino
35

Yes it does it even stays on after I turn the car...

perugino
35

After i turn the car off..

jml12345
1,285

thats good . do you have heat?

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jml12345
1,285

did you by any chance put the thermostat in upside down? it can go in 2 ways. some are marked and some arent. maybe theres not enough coolant, or theres a leak somewhere you cant see it.

perugino
35

YES... The car runs great For example today I drove about 50-60 miles when I stoped @ a light it started to heat up. I turned the heater on and drove off and it cooled off. I stopped for about 20 min and then when I left again I drove about another 15 miles with no problem. It over heats when i drive for a while then stop. Its driving ME crazy oh and I dont see any leaks.

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jml12345
1,285

what are you trying to tell me? im a little cofused.

jml12345
1,285

did you use radiator stop leak (liquid or pellets) before you did all this work? im thinking of that, thermostat flipped, coolant.

perugino
35

Yes I did. I used the poweder one. Should I change my thermostat or just take it out and go with out it?

jml12345
1,285

this is really mind boggling. when you put the thermostat in, did you put the round side in or cone side in?

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perugino
35

Its called Allumaseal..

jml12345
1,285

flush your system out. stop leak does what it says it does and more. i hate to say it but you acsidently clogged your radiator with the powder.

jml12345
1,285

or maybe your heater core.

jml12345
1,285

are you there? i hope youre not pist about my last post.

jml12345
1,285

are you there? please type back.

perugino
35

Yes im hear bro im just thinking if i should do it or if i should take it to a shop. No man im not mad thats why im hear i need advise...

jml12345
1,285

talk to a mechanic before you do anything else, by the way sh-t happens.

jml12345
1,285

its 10:16pm where im at, so ill see ya toomarrow.

perugino
35

THis is true, SH*T does happen! Thank you very much for your time and advise i decided to take it to a shop for the coolant flush. I will let you know what happens thanks...

Azneaster
0

hey i was reading ur post. one thing u want to check is for cracks on any of ur gasket. i had the same problem before with my 97 TL. brought it to the mechanic. they change my fan & fan belts. after that. he change my exhaust gasket. cause he said it have a crack. u can give that a try.

freya34
265

I have practically the exact same thing happening. I'm finally taking into the shop. Did you find out what was wrong?

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freya34
265

I'm hoping you got this resolved. I just got my 96 TL back from the shop after it was having the same problem. It turned out I just had some hoses that were loose and fluid was leaking out. Since the cooling system is supposed to be pressurized, this was a big problem. Only $140 to fix.

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anjy834u
2,425

well if the issue is not getting sorted out, then i think u should consult a dealer. http://www.acuratls.com/

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