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Old 08-05-2011, 01:45 PM
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Default DIY- Replacing the radiator on a '02 RSX Type-S

Hey guys,

I got a chance to tinker with my buddy's '02 RSX Type-S once again and this time he needed assistance with replacing the radiator in his ride. With two individuals of varying mechanical skills, the entire job only took about 3.5 hours so you shouldn't be reluctant to undertake the job by yourself Slap on your gloves and goggles- we're going in!

--It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the radiator and its encompassing components before you dig into the job. We referred to this RSX Type-S radiator diagram for reference.

1) First, drain the engine coolant.

2) Next, remove the front bumper.

3) After the bumper is removed, disconnect the hood switch connector, then remove the A/C line bracket mounting bolt, intake air duct mounting bolt, and harness clamps.

4) Then, remove the upper bracket and cushion mounting bolts, then remove the bulkhead.

5) After that, remove the upper radiator hose and lower radiator hose.

6) Now you must disconnect the fan motor connectors and radiator fan switch connector, then pull up the radiator.

7) Remove the fan shroud assemblies and other parts from the radiator.

8) Install the radiator in the reverse order of removal. Make sure the upper and lower cushions are set securely.

9) Finally, fill the radiator with engine coolant, and bleed the air from the cooling system with the heater valve open.

10) You're done!

If you want me to expound on any particular steps then just let me know!
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:05 PM
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Very Good Instructions..Thank You very Much..

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Old 12-09-2011, 12:00 PM
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Default 2002 RSX Type S

Any ideas on my post re. the heat in the car going off when you are driving and the temp guage dropping at the same time?
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that's an nice stuff it would help me a lot thanks for the post and very interesting.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:20 AM
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thanks a lot for sharing these really helpful instructions and the process is well explained in the above instructions.

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Old 04-09-2013, 02:10 PM
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to replace the radiator upper and lower hose is it as simple as draining the radiator unclamping the hoses and replaceing the new. Then fill with coolant and pump lines with heat on and engine running?
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