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Just had my 100,000 mile tune up at 107,000 miles on my 2006 Honda CR-V with a new mechanic (and was not having any previous problems) and the next day my car over heated. They replaced the thermostat, initially thought that did not do the job, so they kept the car over the weekend and did 'diagnostics' on Monday thinking it might be the water pump/hose. But then they stated they spoke too soon the car just needed to 'burp.' They kept the car running for 1.5 hours and it did not overheat. I took the car home and now 2 days later it overheated again. The common denominator(besides same day of week, time of time!) was bumper to bumper traffic. HELP! I am taking it back again on Monday when they will have time to look at it again!

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Amy, They may have replaced your thermostat with a faulty one from the factory, or with a water pump that is turning the wrong way internally.

Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Hi Amy. I also drive a Honda CRV. Love it! There is not enough information to even guess at what is wrong. But you do need to find out why your car is overheating. You don't want to drive it if it's overheating. This could damage the engine. I would ask the shop to pay to have it towed in and give them 1 more chance to figure out why it is overheating.

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