It can be very simple to remove the radiator from a Honda Civic. The first step is to drain the coolant from the radiator. The next step is to disconnect the cooling fan switch and remove the hoses. Then the cooling fan should be removed. Then the radiator should be unbolted and lifted carefully from the vehicle.
Mounted right next to the radiator.
Its on the thermostat housing by the upper radiator hose
right at the end of the top radiator hose near the engine
The cooling system is bled using the bleeder screw found on the thermostat housing. To find the thermostat housing on a 1998 Honda Civic follow the lower radiator hose to its outlet. While the cooling system is running loosen the bleed valve. When bubbles stop coming out the system has been bled.
more than likely the head gasket
In the radiator.
The radiator alone, aprox 2 qts. The complete cooling system, aprox 8 qts.
Complete cooling system service. Drain, flush, new thermostat, clean exterior of radiator, install 50/50 mix of coolant, bleed air from system, check operation of water pump and cooling fan.
My 1990 Honda Civic Hatchback had a similar problem where it overheated on a seemingly random basis. I first replaced the thermostat, but that did not fix the problem. Then I replaced the water pump, again with no positive result. Finally, I replaced the radiator, which fixed the problem. As it turned out, the radiator had pinhole leaks that caused the problem. Also, when it comes to a leaking radiator, I do not suggest the 'quick fix' of additives to the radiator water that plug holes and stop leaks. These additives can cause more problems than they resolve. The best solution is to replace the radiator.
lack of coolant . no cooling fan operation, low engine oil, improper coolant mixture, thermostat stuck, debri on radiator , restriction in cooling system.
upper or lower?
Nothing if you steal it
Inoperative cooling fan(s) Bad thermostat Bad fan switch sending unit Bad fan relay Blocked radiator cooling tubes (internally)
One of the most common (yet often overlooked) problems in the Honda Civic is the radiator fan switch. Another possibility is the radiator fan relay. Not too commonly, the cooling fan motor itself could be bad. Finally, check the wiring and connections to the radiator fan switch and the fan motor to make sure nothing is loose, corroded, or broken.
Low of coolantBlown head gasketClogged radiatorDefective water pumpAir trapped in the cooling systemFront of radiator covered with debris
About $125 for the radiator, and you can do it yourself without a lot of mechanical skill.
Its @ the bottom of radiator kinda n da middle of it.
Yes u can
it is by the motor on the bottom radiator hose
Probably age at this point.