Got overheated & now won't crank

Asked by Oct 21, 2016 at 05:48 PM about the 1998 Honda Accord DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1998 Honda accord , while driving the
dash broad & radio staring going in & out , put oil in
it and while I was driving it ranned hot and starting
smoking and it went dead , so found out it was the
alternator , battary was completely dead , bought a
new alternator & belt & radiator .. I boost it off and
everything comes on but it just want crank , while
trying too crank it my boyfriend was putting water
in it and the water shot out the radiator we don't
know what's wrong please help us please

2 Answers

300

Ok lets work backwards . If the water was being forced back out while attempting to start the engine it's possible the head gasket is blown and exhuast/compression is being sent thru the Coplant system . Not knowing how badly or how long it was driven overheated etc etc. 2nd Hondas have a coolant bleeder valve just off the thermostat housing ( they must be air bled or you will constantly have over heating issues ) I suggest a quick you tube video on how to properly bleed the sir from the system to save you even more headaches . 3rd since the alternator apparently shorted out I'd first look for blown fuses i.e. ign. 1 ign 2 ecm.etc. maybe you will get lucky and it will be as simple as that . As far as the smoke ..was it steam from the overheating or actual smoke like black/gray as if something such as wires ? If it was the latter you are in for an expensive repair depending on how bad the damage is . Just for general info .if the alternator wasn't charging amd the battery was on its way to complete discharge the cooling fans would have stopped and thus I'd guess caused the overheating issue . But again without being there it's impossible to say exactly what happened .Good luck

64,995

You probably seized the engine and/ or warped or cracked the head. I doubt an old car like yours is worth fixing so sad to say I think you need a new one.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Accord

Looking for a Used Accord in your area?

CarGurus has 77,741 nationwide Accord listings starting at $899.

ZIP:

Search Honda Accord Questions

Honda Accord Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,100
#2 JP1956
JP1956
Reputation 1,610
#3 Jonathan Ford
Jonathan Ford
Reputation 1,480
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
815 Great Deals out of 88,110 listings starting at $1,299
Used Toyota Camry
1,103 Great Deals out of 90,763 listings starting at $1,599
Used Honda Accord Coupe
179 Great Deals out of 10,568 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Altima
1,154 Great Deals out of 79,677 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Corolla
858 Great Deals out of 70,595 listings starting at $1,874
Used Nissan Maxima
321 Great Deals out of 24,382 listings starting at $999
Used Honda CR-V
920 Great Deals out of 59,352 listings starting at $1,990
Used Acura TL
178 Great Deals out of 5,746 listings starting at $1,100
Used Hyundai Sonata
821 Great Deals out of 46,093 listings starting at $1,000
Used BMW 3 Series
945 Great Deals out of 30,260 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,065 Great Deals out of 77,909 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Avalon
201 Great Deals out of 12,905 listings starting at $1,600

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Accord For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 47,167 listings starting at $18,964
2016 Honda Accord For Sale
85 Great Deals out of 2,947 listings starting at $13,999
2015 Honda Accord For Sale
124 Great Deals out of 3,820 listings starting at $11,999
2014 Honda Accord For Sale
293 Great Deals out of 7,920 listings starting at $10,000
2013 Honda Accord For Sale
68 Great Deals out of 1,985 listings starting at $8,875

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.