It is very doubtful that it is smoke. It is most likely steam. Either there is a pinhole leak in the radiator allowing hot coolant to escape that then vaporizes into steam when it hits the atmosphere... or there is something spilled on the radiator that steams when the radiator gets hot. Have the radiator pressure tested for leaks.
I would suspect a clog in the radiator.
The Radiator fan relay has probably failed. It is bolted to the lower side support next to the radiator.
I think they call it side smoke, cause most of the smoke goes through the cigarette into your mouth. So, what little smoke comes out the end I think is side smoke
there is no real radiator cap. On the left side of engine compartment there is a coolant jug. This where you would add coolant to radiator.
The radiator drain plug on a 1988 Honda Accord LX is located on the lower right side of the radiator. If facing the vehicle from the front, it would be on the driver's side of the radiator. To drain easily, loosen the radiator cap after opening the drain plug.
The right side (passenger side) would be the transmission cooler lines. The plastic radiator tank is probably cracked near or at that fitting. Replacing the 12 year old radiator would be best.
either the transmission oil line to radiater is not tightene or the oil cooler tank at bottom of radiator has a leak
some times the fan will not work if the radiator fan sw is bad. this is like a oil presure sw when it get to the right temp the fan sould start up. it is loc on the side of the radiator.
ANSWER: On the lower left side of the Radiator (passenger side).
In a minivan it is the farthest passenger side cylinder on the radiator side head.In a minivan it is the farthest passenger side cylinder on the radiator side head.
Your water pump is bad
if you have tansmission cooling lines or oil cooling lines that go into the radiator, the cooler in side might have a hole in it.
would the tierod cause the wheel to turn out
The plastic tank on the side of the radiator can be replaced but it would be quicker and cheaper to just install a new radiator.
AnswerLook at the bottom or rear of radiatorThe drain plug is at the bottom of the radiator on the driver's side. There is a valve located on the engine side of the radiator.
Really need to know the year and engine size. But you can check this, Does your engine have 2 lines just above the oil filter that run up the side of the engine and goes into the radiator on the drivers side ? If so then that is the engine oil cooler lines and the tubes in the radiator were the oil flows through to cool the oil are probley leaking into the radiator coolant. IT happens often. WILL NEED TO REPLACE RADIATOR. And flush out the cooling system real GOOD. Did your engine freeze from lack of antifreeze ? If the radiator fluid is cheery red looking then the transmission cooler that is built into the radiator is leaking. REPLACE RADIATOR. GOOD LUCK.
yes if the dust has stuck to radiator,and blocked the cooling fins, it will sure enuff cause over heating. with engine off, you can usually wash dust and other debri out of radiator fins from the engine side, using a hose.do not use a pressure washer as this will damage the fins
Radiator drain plug. Located at the bottom or lower side of the radiator used to drain coolant from the radiator.
The bottom hose on a 1993 Altima is at the bottom of the radiator on the passenger side of the car(right side of radiator.
On the passenger side tank at the bottom of the radiator, engine side.
Lower passenger side of radiator, motor side.
On the bottom or side of the radiator.
usually on bottom under lower radiator hose if its not on the lower radiator hose it will be located on the lower back side of the radiator. look on the driver side. its an @$$ to get to.
Look on bottom of radiator or on the rear side bottom of radiator