Mechanics

HONDA CIVIC RADIATOR PROBLEM

2000 Honda Civic

Replaced the radiator but now we cant get any warm air coming through the vents, in the water hose going in is warm but the one coming out is cold
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Rogera1994
January 27, 2013.




Heater core may be clogged.

What was the reason you replaced the radiator? Did it overheat?

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jan 27, 2013.
Hit a deer and pushed in the driver side front of the car. Needed to replace radiator and driver side head light

Tiny
Rogera1994
Jan 27, 2013.
Change the thermostat. Make sure both heater hoses are hot

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jan 27, 2013.
The hose coming out doesn't get hot. It was running for a little over an hour. We took an air compressor and had air going through and coming out the other end so it isn't clogged.

Tiny
Rogera1994
Jan 27, 2013.
Use a garden hose and flush it both ways. It does not take much to clog it.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jan 27, 2013.
Where would be the best place to bleed the air out of the coolant system

Tiny
Rogera1994
Jan 27, 2013.
Should I have the car idleing or off for burping the system
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Tiny
Rogera1994
Jan 27, 2013.
Yes, you need to have the engine idling to burp the air from system. After running to operating temperature, allow to cool down and recheck level in radiator. You might have to repeat process a couple of times to bleed the system. Remember to turn the heater on while bleeding system.

KHLow2008
Jan 28, 2013.

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