Over heating issue

Jeremy Johnson

Asked by Apr 08, 2015 at 12:11 PM about the 1997 Acura RL 3.5L

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Upper hose gets hot lower hose stays
cold,tryed 2 new thermostats with no
luck and fans will not kick on.
Anyone have any ideas?

5 Answers


Odd as it sounds you may have a plugged radiator.

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Jeremy Johnson

Someone else said that, should i have it tested?

Jeremy Johnson

Pull it out and have it dunked in the tank?


Or if it's to bad you may have to replace it, check to see which will be the cheaper of the two.

Jeremy Johnson

Some how i don't think thats it but, ,,,i could be wrong !

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