Acura Coupes and Sedans 1994-2000 Repair Information

Radiator

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 6

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Fig. Fig. 1: View of the upper radiator hold-down bracket and bolt



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Fig. Fig. 2: It may be necessary to move an A/C line out of the way for easier radiator removal



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Fig. Fig. 3: Using a pair of pliers, squeeze the spring clip to remove the clamp



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Fig. Fig. 4: Disengage the connector to release the wiring harness



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Fig. Fig. 5: The lower radiator hose at the radiator may be hard to reach, as shown on this Integra model. If this is the case, remove the hose at the other end where it may be more accessible



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Fig. Fig. 6: Thread the radiator bolts in by hand to avoid cross-threading them

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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CAUTION
Do not open the radiator draincock or remove the radiator cap when the cooling system is hot and under pressure. This can cause serious burns from hot, pressurized coolant. Allow a sufficient amount of time for the cooling system to cool down before opening up the system.

  1. Loosen the radiator drain plug and, using a large capacity container, drain the cooling system.
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  3. Remove the radiator cap.
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  5. Disconnect the upper radiator hose.
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It is recommended that each clamp be matchmarked to the hose. Observe the marks and reinstall the clamps in exactly the same position when reinstalling the radiator.

  1. Remove the radiator hoses.
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  3. Label and disengage the wiring from the thermosensors and the electric fan assemblies.
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  5. For vehicles with automatic transaxles, disconnect the oil cooler lines at the radiator. Plug the transaxle ports and the hose ends to contain the fluid and prevent contamination.
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  7. Remove the radiator. Be careful not to damage the radiators cooling fins while removing the unit. While the radiator is not heavy, it may be awkward. Use both hands to steady it during removal and installation
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  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Refill the cooling system with the proper type and amount of coolant.
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You may need to bleed the air out of the system to avoid the possibility of a trapped air pocket that may cause engine overheating.

 
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