the bottom hose returning to radiator is cold and the top one leaving is hot. whats up?


Asked by Feb 09, 2014 at 11:44 AM about the 2008 Honda Civic EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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That's normal. Coolant leaves the radiator via the bottom hose and returns from the engine via the top hose. Sounds like your radiator is doing it's job. HTH. -Jim


Yes, normal as per Jim's answer. If they were both heating up your thermostat is shot. Why are you having other issues.

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