How do i drain the coolant and also how do i flush the system with water?the light on the dashboard is almost like a symbol of the container very close to the coolant,yes cooling system diminished a little,though the car still runs pretty fine and i am yet to notice anything unusual,however i did caryr out maintenance three weeks ago but also these message (maint. required) is still showing.
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Re: RE:LIGHT IN DASHBOARD
Exactly what maintenance did you perform 3 weeks ago? There should be a drain at the bottom of the radiator and also on the engine block. The coolant should be drained at both points, refilled with water, drained again. I would do this several times to flush all the detergent out. The exact location of these drains can be found in a repair manual for your Honda. You can also get info @ eautorepair (there is a charge, but I think the site provides lots of valuable info) If you have the owners manual, it should contain some of this info. After the system is flushed out thoroughly, refill w/ 50% coolant, 50% water. good luck! countrycurt0
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okay let me tell you and i will try to show you them. first is the check engine light which is a yelloe symbol of a small engine, this means theres a problem with the engine operation or emmisions system. this you can go to an auto parts store and they will scan the cars computer for codes and give you a print out. i can help you further with the codes, next is the anti braking system which doesnt allow the wheels to skid in heavy braking or snow and ice, this symbol will say ABS.nextis the red brake light which will say BRAKE in red and will sometimes come on with the yellow ABS light this light if on alone means you are low on brake fluid, which means a leak or low brakes and you need to have the brake system checked asap, the rest of the light are low coolant, trac, which is in the ****** and controls the traction control, this light will come on if this cars has it when the abs or engine light is on because the computer shuts it done when theres a problem.hope this helps.heres a good site that will show you all lights and what they mean there are alot depending on the car. hope this is helpful.http://www.autoevolution.com/news/how-to-read-the-dashboard-lights-1370.html
It may be due to a faulty coolant level sensor - look on the bottom of the coolant reservoir and you should see an electrical harness plugged in. That sensor detects how much coolant is in the system. If you're low on coolant, or if the sensor is malfunctioning, it could be the cause of the warning light. Check your coolant level, add as appropriate, and if it does not go away, look into changing the sensor.
sound's like the drain for the a/c is plugged and filling up with water.With the a/c on you should see water draining out the bottom near the passenger side. If not try running a coat hanger into the drain and clear it.
Good, you did not add much detergent to the radiator recovery bottle (plastic bottle). You say half a cap, would that be about one tablespoon? If yes, I think it would be ok to drive, but I still would recommend flushing out the system just to be sure it has no bad effects on the cooling. countrycurt0
DO NOT operate your CRV until you have drained the coolant from the engine and radiator, then flush the system thoroughly w/ water.. Why did you add liquid detergent to the radiator? This will cause foaming of the detergent, and will probably result in diminished cooling of the system. Please describe the dashboard light that's on . Is it some type of symbol? Do you notice anything unusual about how the car is running? Please let me know the answers to the above questions, and the outcome. countrycurt0