1997 Honda Accord Radiator Replacement

Tiny
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  • 1997 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 136,000 MILES
I recently replaced the radiator in my 97 Accord. The check engine light has now come on. Like a bonehead, I did not label the lower tubes (not the exhaust hose) and Im afraid I may have crossed them up. However, the car has not been over heating and seems to be running fine.
any advice would be great!
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Monday, June 29th, 2009 AT 6:16 PM

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Tiny
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Check engine light could be a coincedent. Have the trouble codes retrieved by using a diagnostic OBD-II scanner. If you don't have one, most auto part stores will use their own scanner to retrieve your trouble codes for you, free of charge. Post the code(s) you retrieve and I will follow up.
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Monday, June 29th, 2009 AT 6:18 PM
Tiny
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Will do. Thanks.
For the time being, eveything should be fine? Would having the lines crossed affect how cold the A/C should or shouldnt blow? I've noticed its not as cool as it used to be.
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Monday, June 29th, 2009 AT 6:27 PM
Tiny
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If you mixed the radiator hoses up, you would know it. Yeah driving will be fine, probably just a sensor or something starting to fail that is throwing the engine code.
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Monday, June 29th, 2009 AT 6:28 PM
Tiny
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Its not the hoses. I got the intake and exhause hoses. Its the smaller lines at the bottom of the radiator just left of the lower hose.
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Monday, June 29th, 2009 AT 6:35 PM
Tiny
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So you think you mixed up the tranny fluid cooler lines (ATF cooler hose) ?


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Monday, June 29th, 2009 AT 6:40 PM
Tiny
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Correct! Those are the ones in question but I dont know if I crossed them or not
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Monday, June 29th, 2009 AT 6:43 PM
Tiny
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Correct! Those are the ones in question but I dont know if I crossed them or not. How would I know if I did?
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Monday, June 29th, 2009 AT 6:48 PM
Tiny
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After driving it, does the ATF smell hot, burnt?
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Monday, June 29th, 2009 AT 6:48 PM
Tiny
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Nope. I havent noticed anything odd outside of the engine light and the A/C not blowing as cool. But then we're in the middle of a heat wave here so it might just feel that way.
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Monday, June 29th, 2009 AT 6:53 PM
Tiny
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Sounds like you got it correct then. And those hoses have nothing to do with the A/C, they only cool the tranny fluid.
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Monday, June 29th, 2009 AT 7:03 PM

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