What needs to be fixed?

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Asked by Feb 23, 2016 at 11:05 PM about the 1996 Honda Civic DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1996 Honda Civic DX.
Was driving on the fwy, felt my car drop in speed...
pressed the gas, it dropped in speed again. Once i
took my foot off the gas petal under the hood
started smoking (white smoke). My car doesn't
turn on now. Head gasket? I have no clue. HELP!!!

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timing belt~

35,305

This would have to be seen in person by a mechanic, as there are simply too many things that can be wrong with it to be guessing at. You might have lost coolant from a ruptured hose/fitting, water pump, etc. The symptoms you describe sound like an overheated engine. Whether you have a blown head gasket would have to be determined in person. (it would help if you tell us the mileage and engine type as well.)

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It has over 300,000 miles on it and the engine is a 1.6L ... no ruptured hose, no liquid spill at all, of any kind.

35,305

300,000 miles - with that kind of mileage you could indeed have a head gasket issue. You can go to NAPA and get something called "Block Tester" which will test for blown head gaskets, cracked block, heads, etc. It will check for escaping combustion gases leaking into the water jacket. Another test would be a compression test of each cylinder, something a shop can easily do.

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