Q: Honda Civic blowing cold air at idle and making noise when braking

asked by on

When I'm stopped my hot air starts blowing cold. 2 weeks ago a mobile mechanic checked radiator but no leaks and also filled it with fluid and it was okay. Reason for the mobile visit was because my the temperature gauge went all the way up to hot and I had to stop and get the car towed. Now its happening again. Also when I press breaks it sounds like water is pouring, my fiance said its metal on metal. Mechanic said it may be the head gasket. Other posts I've read with similiar issues said cracked head gasket. I did rear end someone a month and a half ago so maybe that did it? What are my best options?

My car has 198000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Claimed by Mia Bevacqua

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Honda Civic blowing cold air at idle and making noise when braking

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Check engine light came on.was told it was a TDC sensor drove to a shop and the light disappeared It's been 3 days now

If the TDC (top dead center) sensor malfunctions it will likely cause the symptom your car experienced. And, if that sensor (or the circuit) was the cause of the stuttering, then obviously you have an intermittent issue because the car...

Q: Where is the MAP sensor on a 2006 Honda Coupe 1.8L?

The MAP sensor will come into view once you remove the engine cowl cover and the under-cowl panel. The MAP sensor is a small device held on with one screw and you will see a wire harness connected to it....

Q: frozen interior windshield and no heat? Heater Core problem maybe? 2003 Ford Taurus

Hello - the lack of heater function could have 5 causes: the engine is not getting up to correct temperature (center of the gauge) due to a malfunctioning thermostat, the heater control valve is not letting hot coolant into the...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.