Question about 1991 Acura Integra Hatchback
I need to replace the radiator on my 91 acura integrra it's cracked and is leaking tranny fluid I got the manual but does anybody have any layman's advice to give?
Drain the radiator there is a plastic screw plug at the bottom of the radiator, after that disconect the upper and the lowwer hoseby loosening clamps then take a large pair of channel lock pliers to rotate gently the hose where the calmp was located to crack free the hose bond to the radiator pipe after sliding off the hoses remove both smaller hose going to the radiator they use either screw on clamps or the type you squeeze with pliers to spread and remove, once emoved pull off the hoses, after that remove the two clamps located on the top of the radiator, after that unplug the wire coming off the radiator fan, you should now be able to slide the radiator up and out of the car if not remove any other hoses there is a vent hose near the radiator cap remove it. The fan must be unbolted from the radiator and bolted onto the new one there is usaully 4 bolts if neccessary remove and reuse the bolt clips that the bolts screw into from the old radiator to bolt the fan on to the new radiator after bolting the fan on to the new radiator slide the radiator back down into the rubber support bushings that are at the bottom where the radiator sits look for the two holes that the pins at the bottom of radiator fit into the radiator must fit into these holes to ensure proper installation reconnect all hoses and wires, refill radiator with 50% water 50% antifreeze mix and check for leaks after full and running for ten minutes.
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