Honda CRV/Odyssey 1995-2000 Repair Information

Radiator

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION




CAUTION
Never open a radiator cap or cooling system when the coolant temperature is above 100°F (38°C). Avoid physical contact at all times, wear protective clothing and eye protection. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. If spillage occurs take care to clean the spill as quickly as possible.CRV and 4-Cylinder Odyssey Models

  1. Drain the coolant into a sealable container by loosening the radiator drain plug.
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  3. Remove the upper and lower radiator hoses.
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  5. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, place a separate sealable drain container under the transaxle Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) cooling lines and disconnect, drain and plug the lines and radiator fittings.
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  7. Detach the electrical connectors for the radiator cooling fans.
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  9. Remove the two upper radiator support brackets and cushion assemblies.
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  11. Carefully lift the radiator upward and away from the vehicle.
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  13. Remove the fasteners that secure the cooling fans to the radiator.
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To install:
  1. Install the radiator in the reverse order of disassembly.
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  3. Once installed, on Odyssey models, open the bleed valve on the thermostat housing 1 / 2 a turn.
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  5. Set the heater to the full hot position.
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  7. Fill the cooling system with a 50/50 mixture of a suitable coolant and water and bleed the air out of the system as necessary. Alternately squeeze the upper and lower radiator hoses to help force out any trapped air pockets. On Odyssey models, close the bleed valve once a steady stream of coolant is visible.
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When mixing a 50/50 solution of coolant and water, using distilled water instead of regular tap water may help prevent the cooling system from internal deposit build-up.

  1. With the radiator cap partially installed, start the engine, and allow the engine to run until the cooling fan runs two times. Turn the engine off and top up the cooling system and overflow reservoir as necessary.
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  3. Close the radiator cap, restart the engine and check for leaks.
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V6 Odyssey Models

  1. Note the anti-theft code for the radio and then disconnect the negative battery cable, then disconnect the positive battery cable and remove the battery.
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  3. Drain the coolant into a sealable container by loosening the radiator drain plug.
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  5. Remove the upper radiator trim cover by carefully prying out the two piece pressed in plastic fasteners.
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  7. Remove the wire harness holder next to the stamped Y-shaped support bracket located just behind the grill.
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  9. Remove the bolts that secure the stamped Y-shaped support bracket, and remove the bracket.
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  11. Disconnect the wire harness guides from the battery tray.
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  13. Remove the ground strap and the relay box bracket from the battery tray.
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  15. Remove the battery tray mounting bolts and remove the battery tray.
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  17. Remove the wire harness holders from the upper radiator support, and detach the electrical connectors for the cooling fan motors and air conditioning compressor clutch.
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  19. Remove the upper and lower radiator hoses.
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  21. Place a separate sealable drain container under the transaxle Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) cooling lines, then disconnect, drain and plug the lines and radiator fittings.
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  23. Remove the upper radiator support bracket/cushion and condenser bracket assembly.
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  25. Remove the upper cooling fan shroud mounting bolts, and loosen the lower bolts for both cooling fans, and remove the fan assemblies from the battery side of the vehicle.
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  27. Disconnect the coolant overflow reservoir hose from the radiator cap fitting.
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  29. Carefully lift the radiator upward and away from the vehicle.
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  31. If the radiator is being replaced, remove the metal ATF cooler line and transfer parts as needed.
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To install:
  1. Install the radiator, cooling fans, wires, brackets and battery support in the reverse order of disassembly.
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  3. Install the positive battery cable, then connect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Set the heater to the full hot position.
  6.  
  7. Fill the cooling system with a 50/50 mixture of a suitable coolant and water and bleed the air out of the system as necessary. Alternately squeeze the upper and lower radiator hoses to help force out any trapped air pockets.
  8.  

When mixing a 50/50 solution of coolant and water, using distilled water instead of regular tap water may help prevent the cooling system from internal deposit build-up.

  1. With the radiator cap partially installed, start the engine, and allow the engine to run until the cooling fan runs two times. Turn the engine off and top up the cooling system and overflow reservoir as necessary.
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  3. Close the radiator cap, restart the engine and check for leaks.
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  5. Enter the radio security code.
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