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1998 CRV Radiator and A/C condensor

I recently hit a deer in my CRV, and even though it only hit the right front headlight and bumper, the radiator is leaking. I limped the car into the nearest Honda shop and they told me the radiator needs to be replaced and the A/C condensor. The shop wants way too much for the work (to the point that the insurance is about to call it a total loss).

My question is, would it be possible for me to remove and replace the radiator myself? I do not have a lift available, but I am confident I can make do. Are there special tools/parts other than the new radiator that I need? If this should be done by a shop, what is the best way to tow the vehicle?

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There is no special tools needed you must evacuate a/c system if it did not already lose all freon from hit.

here is manual instructions:

  1. Drain the engine coolant.
  2. Remove the upper and lower radiator hoses, and ATF cooler hoses.
  3. Disconnect the fan motor connector.
  4. Remove the radiator upper bracket, then pull up the radiator.
  5. Remove the fan shroud assemblies and other parts from the radiator.
  6. Install the radiator in the reverse order of removal. NOTE:
    • Set the upper and lower cushions securely.
    • Fill the radiator with engine coolant and bleed the air.

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