95 civic dx radiator replacement

AlmightyBirdman

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I gotta change a radiator today on my mom's 95 civic dx (1.5L, sohc), and of course shopkey is one big clusterfuck of shit and can't even find anything about changing the radiator period. It looks straight forward, but every time I work on hondas there's always a hidden bolt or some shit that ends up making the job longer than it should be and I don't want that to happen today. Basically I was just looking for some tips from people that work on Hondas a lot, just so I don't hit any snags or anything. So if any of you honda peeps can give me some pointers on making this job as smooth as possible I'd appreciate it. Thanks guys
 

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Is it a half radiator or full?

My Honda was easy. Just drain, unhook hoses, unclip the fan harness and take the top brackets off. Then pull it out. It's pretty simple.
 
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Well if I had to guess it would be the half one, it's pretty damn small. I assumed it would be that easy but I never know with these damn cars. Last time I tried to take a headlight out on this damn thing it took almost an hour because it did not want to come out and I finally just yanked the fuckin thing cause it's a beater anyways. Oh btw, where's the drain plug for the radiator usually? I forgot to look for that when I was under the car the other day.
 

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It's at one of the corners at the bottom. I just used the radiator hose :dunno:
 

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I gotta change a radiator today on my mom's 95 civic dx (1.5L, sohc), and of course shopkey is one big clusterfuck of shit and can't even find anything about changing the radiator period. It looks straight forward, but every time I work on hondas there's always a hidden bolt or some shit that ends up making the job longer than it should be and I don't want that to happen today. Basically I was just looking for some tips from people that work on Hondas a lot, just so I don't hit any snags or anything. So if any of you honda peeps can give me some pointers on making this job as smooth as possible I'd appreciate it. Thanks guys
It's very straight forward. Changed the radiator in a friends 95 Prelude in about 30 min. My 1988 civic was just as easy. I also just pulled the hose to drain. I had a big tub under the car so spilling on the floor was not possible :)
 

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Its a half rad, there is a drain plug *Little white wingnut*, Upper and lower hose, Trans lines, and 2 little brackets holding it in place. You will need to give it a firm tug upwards once everything is loose cause the rubber is in the bottom brackets pretty good.

Easy as pie.
 

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