Honday Civic 1999 - Radiator Replacement

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IRISHPETE
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  • 1999 HONDA CIVIC
Honda Civic - 99 - 80,000, 4 cylinder. The check engine light came on, followed by a serious spike in the tempreature guage (over H). Opened hood and notice there was vitually no Engine coolant in resevoir. Bought coolant and re-filled. Tempreature immediately spiked back up once running. Turned on heat and was blowing cold air. Brought car to garage. The garage informed the radiator is cracked and needs to be replaced. Estimate of $415. My questions are:

Is this a resonable estimate?

Does this sound like the correct problem?

Any help is greatly appreciated

Pete
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 AT 10:03 AM

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Tiny
BRUCE HUNT
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Radiator not that had to replace. A Honda replacement radiator will set you back a ways. There are Toyo replacements, etc. They are good and perform well. There is another brand as well and I can't think of it. Shop around. I bet you could easily find a way to knock off a hundred or more.

The leak in the radiator is a big deal. Besides letting moisture out of the system, it lets air in, and it does not allow the system to pressurize where it needs to be.
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 AT 1:19 PM
Tiny
FISHERMAN
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Hello !
Question:
Did you check for water leaks under your car?

If the heater was blowing cold air its because its not water in to the system.

First you should find where the water is going.

Let us Know.
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 AT 1:20 PM

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