Cooling system

Tiny
GMAAS
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  • 1996 ACURA TL
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 186 MILES
How can I access the lowest radiator hose on a 1996 Acura tl 3.32?
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Monday, January 3rd, 2011 AT 11:14 PM

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Tiny
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Hello

I apologize I have looked in two different maintenance manuals, and AllDATA and neither reference any oddities with replacing the radiator hoses. This usually means it is considered standard/basic mechanical work. Which means that an average mechanic will be able to look at it and understand how to remove it though it may take a extra effort compared to other vehicles.

It may be you have to jack the car up (please brace it properly) and go from the bottom. Or remove the tire and fender well. You may need to remove a section of the fan shroud or even other parts (window washer bottles, overflow containers) etc to get to it. You may have to remove other engine parts to get to it also.

You may have to take it to a reputable auto repair shop to do this job for you if you are not sure.
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Sunday, March 27th, 2011 AT 2:59 AM
Tiny
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Hello

Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.

98-031
03/17/2003
Recall - MIsfire Detection

99-023
03/26/2001
Recall - Lower Ball Joint Replacement

99-038
08/30/1999
Recall - A/T Extension Shaft Sealing Bolt

NHTSA99V227000
08/18/1999
Recall 99V227000: Transmission Case Bolt Can Loosen

NHTSA99V069000
04/20/1999
Recall 99V069000: Lower Ball Joints Wear
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Monday, March 28th, 2011 AT 12:00 AM

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