Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

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 1000 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!

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: Am I looking at the right thing for my car?

Hello. My research indicates that those should be the correct replacement shocks, as long as the vehicle is not a Civic SI. These shocks will fit both the sedan and coupe versions of that year's Civic, however they will not...

Q: How do I quickly cool the cabin?

If your car is too hot to comfortably be in, you can rapidly cool the cabin. Rapidly cooling the cabin will result in a cooled-down interior in only a few seconds, and takes only a few steps: 1. Use the...

Q: Compressor shaft seal leak

Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Put a manifold set (A/C gauge set) on the A/C ports and check the system when it is running on high A/C. Look to see what the pressures are on the high side and...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...