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LEAKING RADIATOR FLUID, FOUND THE LEAK, D

2001 Honda Accord

Engine Cooling problem
2001 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 116000 miles

My car runs out of water in the radiator, and starts to overheat almost weekly. Today, I think I found the leak, I took pictures from my camera phone (low quality). I could get some better pics if needed. The caption on the first pic says "Leak under there" where the arrow is pointing. On the 2nd pick, "Leak under there" , on the 3rd pic, the leak is where the big arrow is pointing, and the arrow at the top is just pointing out the location of the radiator cap.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/386187_top_view_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/386187_from_right_side_view_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/386187_close_up_1.jpg

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Markdubi
July 22, 2009.




Hi markdubi,

The radiator top tank is bad causing the leaks. This often happens when coolant level drops and instead of coolant, steam which has a higher temperature than boiling coolant is moving around in the radiator. This would cause the tank to burst over time.

You need to get a new radiator unless you are able to get a replacement top tank.

After replacement of the radiator, pressure test the syatem for possible leaks at other area in the system.

KHLow2008
Jul 27, 2009.


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