Radiator

Asked by May 06, 2017 at 12:42 AM about the 2001 Honda Accord EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 Honda Accord EX with
154,000 miles on it.  It runs great, and the
temperature never varies.  A mechanic
recommended I replace the radiator,
because he saw "hairline" cracks.  Is this
something that should be done pre-
emptively, on my Honda Accord?  Thanks.

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Well hers is my experance with hairline cracks in Honda radiators. Bought a used accord with a blown engine, put in another good used engine replaced all the hoses and belts, got it all setup and running good, then noticed some light fractures around the upper hose inlet on the radiator, looked more like imperfections in the housing than a crack, didn't think anymore about it, one day about a month later I was making a run too get some parts, and pow the inlet broke completely away from radiator, steam and coolant everywhere, what a mess, had to tow it back to the shop, new radiator, coolant and cleanup of the mess. So if in fact they are fractures don't mess around or it can leave you sitting on the roadside with the same mess I had. And better check those hoses too.

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