My roommate’s 2000 Honda Accord was acting up, so he bought a new Toyota. He said he’d give me his Honda if I could fix it. Has about 150K miles on it.
The problem is when he drives it for more than a mile or so it starts to overheat (via the indicator meter on the dash), so he turns it off before it overheats. He said it has something to do with the cooling system not kicking in… the fans work, but not the cooling system. He thinks its an electrical issue, but he is not car savvy. Neither am I, so I’d be grateful for any advice since I don’t have a car and getting this fixed and working would be a steal (hopefully). Besides that he said the radiator probably needs to be replaced and that engine leaks oil.
Any idea what the problem could be and is it fixable, and is there a ballpark dollar figure so I can get an idea of the costs?
Thanks in advance!