Question about 2001 Honda Insight
I believe I need to replace the heater core in my Honda insight. I smell coolant but I do not see any. I smell the coolant inside the vehicle. It has usually been my experience that this is the heater core. How hard is this to change?
Not changing AF every 2 years, cause the acid build up.
then eats the core to death, a 1 hr job becomes 8 or more...
how hard, well on a range of 1 to 10 , (depends on skills and tools)
taking things apart is easy , getting it all back and working , now that is is challenging.
the thing is , the heater box just dont drop out of the dash in most cars with say 2 screws. (i had 1961 truck that did)
but i open the FSM for your car.
and it shows 37 steps out, and 38 back in
here is the out. (minus photos)
quote (partial) (buy the book buy the FSM and read it.....)
Posted on Nov 22, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Posted on Sep 01, 2008
It's probably the valve in the cooling hose that lets coolant flow into your heater core. This is up against the firewall about 3/4 of the way down on the passenger side. When you switch the knob from warm to cool, you should be able to see the little "arm" on the hose move back and forth. You may need someone else to watch as you move the temperature knob back and forth.
Also, watch out for over heating (not due to the valve), because it could mean that you could need to replace your water pump and/or thermostat in the near future. If you haven't replaced your timing belt recently (or if you have) and didn't change the water pump at the same time (Honda recommended) Your water pump could be failing.
Odds are pretty good though that it's just where the cable connects to the valve. It may have rusted over time and stuck, or broke the end of the cable, or just need lubricating/bending back into place.
If this is not the case, then you may just have a clogged heater core and should have your coolant system thoroughally flushed in the near future. If none of these work, you may need to replace your heater core.
Drop me a line when you check these over and I'll see what I can come up with.
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
Rule of thumb this is a timeing belt and it should be changed every 75,000 mile as a general practice. I hope this helps, dont forget to rate my answer, thanks
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
You need to make sure that the evaporator housing drain is clear. There will be a small tube or opening that usually drains out under the engine compartment near the passenger side. Run the A/C with the car raised safely, and look underneath, you should see it dripping, if not, you'll have to find where it is supposed to be dripping and clean it out with something like a pipe cleaner. Even if you see it dripping, clean it out. Then you have to buy a can of aerosol A/C disinfectant, this should be available at any good auto parts store. Turn the A/C on high and spray the disinfectant into the intake vent of the system. The location of the intake may depend how you have the A/C set. "Fresh" pulls from the outside, usually the valence right in front of the window, "recirculation" pulls from inside the car under the center of the dash. I would do both.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
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