Honda Civic/CRX/del Sol 1984-1995 Repair Guide

Hoses

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The upper/lower radiator hoses and all heater hoses should be checked for deterioration, leaks and loose hose clamps every 30,000 miles (48,300 km) or 24 months.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 4

  1. Drain the cooling system.
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CAUTION
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant may be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.

  1. Loosen the hose clamps at each end of the hose.
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  3. Working the hose back and forth, slide it off its connection.
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When replacing the heater hoses, maintain a 11/2in. (38mm) clearance from any surface. Draw the hoses tight to prevent sagging or rubbing against other components; route the hoses through the clamps as installed originally. Always make sure that the hose clamps are beyond the component bead and placed in the center of the clamping surface before tightening them.

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedures. Refill the cooling system.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Cooling system components-1984-87 fuel injected engines



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Fig. Fig. 2: Cooling system components-1984-87 carbureted engines



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Fig. Fig. 3: Cooling system components-1988-91 carbureted engines



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Fig. Fig. 4: Cooling system components-1988-91 fuel injected engines

 
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