So there I was driving my wife to work early in the morning, and my 1992 Honda Accord LX was running fine as usual.
After dropping her off, I drove home and parked. As I was getting out of my Honda, I heard a loud rumbling sound and then BOOM! Something under the hood of my Honda Accord exploded and there was smoke everywhere or what looked to be a lot of steam.
After minutes of looking for the source, I found that the heater core house had exploded! What could have caused this all-of-a-sudden issue to occur?
On the bright side, at least it happened after you got home.
It is possible that the hose was just worn out and finally decided to let go. However, there may be other issues that need to be addressed such as a clog in the cooling system or a defective radiator cap that is allowing to much pressure to build up.
I recommend have a technician evaluate the vehicle to make sure there is no other issue with the cooling system.
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〉 Answered on Apr 14th, 2016 by Helaine Kurot, Owner/Technician at 360 Automotive