Hi all! (Be forewarned, I’m a girl and need help lol)
I could us some advice. I recently bought an 04 honda civic hybrid and within 20 min of purchase the check engine light came on so I stopped at auto zone to have them pull the codes, then the car wouldn’t start. Long story short it ended up being a busted radiator and the fans weren’t turning on so the car kept overheating and wouldn’t start when it was too hot. We also changed the thermostat.
Fast forward to now, the car was running very sluggish so we changed the spark plugs and it made a HUGE difference. Nowww I have to fill her with water every time I drive her and she runs hot/overheats after about 20 minutes of driving.
I’ve been told it’s a bad engine, but don’t understand how the car can run well until she overheats if that’s the actual problem.
Are there any tests that I can do or short term fixes and can try? I just started a new job today and won’t get paid for at least a week or two. Any suggestions help greatly.