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Radiator has busted twice in one month - 1996 Acura TL Series

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  • Calvin Murphy May 11, 2010

    where. when. what are you doing to it. are you grounding out on speend bumps? did you try jb weld on it? kinda vague on details bro.



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I have a 1996 acura 3.2 tl with ovearheating problem,i change the radiator still overheating.

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Ccarver96: 1st the radiator, unless it has been replaced with an aftermarket "all metal" radiator, is going to be aluminum with plastic tanks.
Your radiator should have large round pins about 2-3 inches long manufactured on the bottom plastic tank. You should have something similar on the top tank. These are out near the ends facing downward. for the bottom tank and straight up for the top tank. coming off the lower core support, there should be places with holes and there should be large rubber grommets which fit into the holes and then the pins for the radiator, fit inside the center of the grommets. This way you have rubber isolating the plastic from touching metal.
At the top, there will be brackets which will have rubber rings which fit inside the brackets and the rings fit over each pin on the top radiator tank. The brackets then are bolted to the upper tie bar of the core support. You now have a radiator which is secured within the body of the car but has rubber mounts which keep it from touching metal. That is what keeps the radiator from getting damaged.
If your radiator is getting damaged other than that, if it is touching the body at any other point, the body has been damaged and needs to be repaired.
If the radiator is being blown apart from running hot, you need to have the cooling system checked or give me more input as to where the radiator is splitting. Is it splitting at the seems from heat?

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  • Bill Hackett May 04, 2009

    NOTE: do not attempt to repair the radiator at any place where it adjoins plastic and metal and/or is close to the two materials.

    I have found no materials which will remain as permanent repairs.



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