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Where do i put engine coolant - 1993 Honda Accord

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Two places: the overflow tank (usually a white-ish plastic tank with a small hose running to the top of the radiator) and the radiator itself. The radiator is right in front of the car, the first thing you see behind the front bumper. On top is the radiator cap, usually silver-ish.

First, and MOST IMPORTANT: LET THE CAR COOL OFF! Coolant is not only very hot, but is pressurized as well. If you take the cap off when it's hot, you are very likely to get sprayed with boiling hot coolant. Not my idea of a good time.

When you can put your whole hand on the radiator cap without it feeling particularly warm, you should be okay. Radiator caps have sort of a press-and-turn arrangement like a pill bottle: using your palm, press down and turn counterclockwise. Once the cap is off you'll hopefully see some coolant inside the radiator: if it is anything less than completely full, add coolant/water mix until it is full. It's okay if you spill a little.

Re install the cap, pressing down and turning. It has sort of two positions, make sure it's completely turned tight.

make sure the overflow tank has coolant in it also. usually it has a flip-top cap: it is not pressurized like the radiator. It will have one or two lines marked on it indicating the correct levels when hot and when cold.

I'm pretty sure your car uses regular 'green' coolant. You can buy it pre-mixed (easier) or concentrated and dilute it yourself (a little cheaper). It's best to used distilled water (not spring water, just plain distilled water) to prevent minerals from building up inside the radiator. While you have the radiator cap off, you'll be able to see the fins and tubes inside the radiator, and they will have some amount of crusty gunk on them: a little is okay.

Good luck, and Happy Motoring!

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Open the hood in the front of the car when the engine is cold only remove the radiator cap start the car and fill it up the engine will get to its running temperature when its full put radiator cap back on there it is thanks pierre

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