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How to remove a leaking small radiator fluid hose located under the intake connected fron the oil filter housing to engine

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SOURCE: cannot locate where to put transmission fluid

Look for the yellow dip stick WAY in the back by the firewall. Might be back there. Manufacturers sure like to hide those things. Hope this helps.

Posted on May 21, 2009



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SOURCE: 1996 Acura 3.2TL Overheating Problem...

From your description of symtoms it sounds like you have a bad water pump. If the coolant is not circulating properly you will have a heating problem. Sometimes even a new thermostat can stick and cause the engine to overheat. I have seen them fail in as little as a week after they were installed.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009


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SOURCE: I have a 1996 Acura 3.2TL[V6] and it is overheating...

I had the same problem, whole new radiator, new hoses, new thermostat, and still overheating. What the problem was for me...bad radiator cap...all that money and a $20 fix...try it?

Posted on Oct 01, 2009



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i would 1st check to see that the hose clamp was not loose, if so then tighten it with a screwdriver , or suitable tool. if hose has to be replaced , cooling sysytem will have to be drained down enough to allow the hose and clamp to be removed, without losing anti freze, then remove the hose and clamp then install the new hose, and clamp , and tighten down, re fill cooling system, and then start up vehicle and check for leaks, add aditional coolant if needed, then install radiator cap, then shut off engine, let engine cool, and later recheck coolant level. make sure engines cooling system has purged it self by getting the air out of the system , [ by running engine after you replace the parts, and etc, make sure you don't over heat the engine, it temperature gage riies, shut off engine, let it cool so engine can purge.

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SOURCE: how to access to replace bypass hose

1. Open Hood.
2. Start taking off parts that are in the way. (You may need to get under the car)
3. Once you get to the part you want to remove; remove it and replace it.
4. Put everything back on

Yeah it's probably a pain in the @$$, but it's the only way.

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  • 2 Remove the radiator hose from the thermostat intake housing by loosening the band clamp that secures it into place. With the clamp loosened, pull the hose off the housing.
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