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Old 11 Oct 2004, 12:37 am
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Greetings To All -

The local Honda dealership troubleshot my overheating problem
and stated that it was the "cooling fan timer" (radiator timer) that
needs to be replaced. I have a 92 accord lx 4 dr. 2.2, and they want
$170 USD for the part and $80 USD for labor, or about two hundred and
fifty bucks. Seems high! My question: Does anyone know where I can
order an equivalent part for less? This part seems to be very hard to
find online. Also, can I replace it myself? If so, where is it located
and what do I basically need to do? Again, couldn't find much info.
on this through my Chilton or Hayes books, nor on the net. Any
suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Paul


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Old 11 Oct 2004, 02:19 pm
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In article <bm6km0l88mk459om8tpbt66p2otpm8ro8k@4ax.com>, Paul
<Paul@home.com> wrote:

>Greetings To All -
>
> The local Honda dealership troubleshot my overheating problem
>and stated that it was the "cooling fan timer" (radiator timer) that
>needs to be replaced. I have a 92 accord lx 4 dr. 2.2, and they want
>$170 USD for the part and $80 USD for labor, or about two hundred and
>fifty bucks. Seems high! My question: Does anyone know where I can
>order an equivalent part for less? This part seems to be very hard to
>find online. Also, can I replace it myself? If so, where is it located
>and what do I basically need to do? Again, couldn't find much info.
>on this through my Chilton or Hayes books, nor on the net. Any
>suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Paul


Can't speak for your specific car, BUT on an 84 Civic HB it's located-
Under the dash near the steering wheel shaft, kind of "hanging out in the air".
It's a black, plastic box approx. 3.5" X 3.5" X 7/8" thick.
There should be 7 wires going to it.
It's kind of a spendy part, but $80 labor sounds very excessive,
especially if you're on the "skinny" side.
You reach up, pop it from the bracket, dissconnect the wire plug, then
reverse the procedure with the new part.
You should be able to save $ on the part from one of the "online" places.
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Old 11 Oct 2004, 07:23 pm
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Default Re: Question About Radiator Timer For Accord

It's available on ebay, and located under dash left side.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...spagename=WDVW
"Paul" <Paul@home.com> wrote in message
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>
> Greetings To All -
>
> The local Honda dealership troubleshot my overheating problem
> and stated that it was the "cooling fan timer" (radiator timer) that
> needs to be replaced. I have a 92 accord lx 4 dr. 2.2, and they want
> $170 USD for the part and $80 USD for labor, or about two hundred and
> fifty bucks. Seems high! My question: Does anyone know where I can
> order an equivalent part for less? This part seems to be very hard to
> find online. Also, can I replace it myself? If so, where is it located
> and what do I basically need to do? Again, couldn't find much info.
> on this through my Chilton or Hayes books, nor on the net. Any
> suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Paul
>
>



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Old 11 Oct 2004, 09:11 pm
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Thanks a million - I nabbed it for fifteen bucks. This sure as the
devil beats $170 hands down! - Paul

On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 20:23:01 -0400, "Grahame"
<grahame.joyce@sympatico.ca> wrote:

>It's available on ebay, and located under dash left side.
>http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...spagename=WDVW
>"Paul" <Paul@home.com> wrote in message
>news:bm6km0l88mk459om8tpbt66p2otpm8ro8k@4ax.com.. .
>>
>> Greetings To All -
>>
>> The local Honda dealership troubleshot my overheating problem
>> and stated that it was the "cooling fan timer" (radiator timer) that
>> needs to be replaced. I have a 92 accord lx 4 dr. 2.2, and they want
>> $170 USD for the part and $80 USD for labor, or about two hundred and
>> fifty bucks. Seems high! My question: Does anyone know where I can
>> order an equivalent part for less? This part seems to be very hard to
>> find online. Also, can I replace it myself? If so, where is it located
>> and what do I basically need to do? Again, couldn't find much info.
>> on this through my Chilton or Hayes books, nor on the net. Any
>> suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Paul
>>
>>

>



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Old 11 Oct 2004, 09:16 pm
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Hi - I really appreciate your reply. With your directions I managed
to find the thing, under the driver-side dash, left side. It is hidden
up high and can't be directly seen, but I felt around for it and
verfied with a mirror that it was the right part. Another helpful
person on this board directed me to one on Ebay, which I grabbed
tonight for a grand total of 15 dollars. This is a WHOLE LOT BETTER
than $250 parts and labor from the dealer! Many thanks once again for
your help. Regards, Paul

On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 12:19:37 -0700, bkapaun@coldmail.com (Bill) wrote:

>In article <bm6km0l88mk459om8tpbt66p2otpm8ro8k@4ax.com>, Paul
><Paul@home.com> wrote:
>
>>Greetings To All -
>>
>> The local Honda dealership troubleshot my overheating problem
>>and stated that it was the "cooling fan timer" (radiator timer) that
>>needs to be replaced. I have a 92 accord lx 4 dr. 2.2, and they want
>>$170 USD for the part and $80 USD for labor, or about two hundred and
>>fifty bucks. Seems high! My question: Does anyone know where I can
>>order an equivalent part for less? This part seems to be very hard to
>>find online. Also, can I replace it myself? If so, where is it located
>>and what do I basically need to do? Again, couldn't find much info.
>>on this through my Chilton or Hayes books, nor on the net. Any
>>suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Paul

>
>Can't speak for your specific car, BUT on an 84 Civic HB it's located-
>Under the dash near the steering wheel shaft, kind of "hanging out in the air".
>It's a black, plastic box approx. 3.5" X 3.5" X 7/8" thick.
>There should be 7 wires going to it.
>It's kind of a spendy part, but $80 labor sounds very excessive,
>especially if you're on the "skinny" side.
>You reach up, pop it from the bracket, dissconnect the wire plug, then
>reverse the procedure with the new part.
>You should be able to save $ on the part from one of the "online" places.



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Old 12 Oct 2004, 03:18 am
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In article <q8fmm01koj3qen65c2llvqv2g2g9f636qn@4ax.com>, Paul
<Paul@home.com> wrote:

>Thanks a million - I nabbed it for fifteen bucks. This sure as the
>devil beats $170 hands down! - Paul
>
>On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 20:23:01 -0400, "Grahame"
><grahame.joyce@sympatico.ca> wrote:
>
>>It's available on ebay, and located under dash left side.
>>http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...spagename=WDVW
>>"Paul" <Paul@home.com> wrote in message
>>news:bm6km0l88mk459om8tpbt66p2otpm8ro8k@4ax.com. ..
>>>


That looks different the the one I described for the 84 Civic.
Now I know they DON"T all look the same.

Glad you made out!
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