I recently had to replace the radiator in my 13 year old Nissan Quest. I noticed couple of weeks back the radiator was leaking antifreeze at the top where the plastic top connects to the aluminum body of the radiator. So it appears the radiator is just old and it’s time to replaced it. I purchased a replacement radiator for this vehicle from Amazon and it arrived promptly.
The installation is very straightforward. For this vehicle, you do need to remove the battery and tray first so you can remove the fan. Once those things are out, the rest is not too difficult. You will be draining all the antifreeze in the radiator, so have a drain pan ready to catch the fluid. In total, you will have to remove 2 radiator hose, and 2 transmission lines. All the details are in the video on my channel.
The last part to complete the install, is to properly bleed the air out of the coolant system. This can be tricky on some vehicles as air may get trapped and not bleed properly. I will show you in the second part of the video how to properly do this. You should pick up a Lisle Spill-Free funnel to help with this job.
Hose Clamp Pliers
Spectra Premium Radiator PN: CU2692
Lisle No Spill Funnel
Video 1 – Remove and replace radiator
Video 2 – Bleed Air in Cooling System
Most modern cars these days come equipped with an in cabin air filter. The purpose of this filter is to clean the air vented from the outside and vents to inside your vehicle. Typically you should change it every 24,000 miles or check/replace every 2 years. This interval can be shorten if you drive in dusty or polluted environments.
You will find the in cabin air filter located behind the glove box and procedure will vary depending on the vehicle you have. In this video I will show you a comparison between an old air filter and a new one.
If you have a 2005 – 2010 Honda Odyssey, you should check out this video because there is common problem with the sliding door rail rubber stopper falling off. If you happen to find this part on your garage floor or driveway, you may not necessarily recognize where the part came from. Also the old part will be deformed and sticky making it unrecognizable.
In this video I will show you what this part is on the Honda Odyssey (2005 to 2010). The top slider rail has a rubber stopper that will fall off after several years. You can easily replace this part on your van and this video will show you how.
You can buy the replacement part from your local dealer or on Amazon. Below is the Honda part number and the Amazon link.
Part Number: 72557-S0X-A00
Honda Slide Door Rail Stopper
This OBDII scan tool has a large color LCD display to make navigation very simple and easy. The tool is protected by a rubber surround to absorb any minor shock from use. The unit does not require any batteries to operate. Most cars manufactured from 1996 will support OBDII diagnostic. All you need to do is plug it into your car’s OBDII (DLC) port and it will power up using the car’s power. You can then start the vehicle to read any trouble codes or pending codes. If there are trouble codes, you can use this tool to erase the code. Of course you should fix the issue or else the code will return.
The tool also have quick access buttons to read codes, erase codes, and I/M readiness check. There are 3 LEDs in the middle of the screen to show you if you have any trouble codes, or pending codes along with audible beeps. If you want to venture into more advanced features, this tool is able to show live data and record data. You can also connect the unit to a computer with the included USB cable to print the test result. There is an option to look up definition of trouble codes simply by entering the trouble code. Once you are done, just unplug the unit from the car and put away the tool. Can’t be any simpler. Overall it’s a well designed tool for all the DIYers.