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Hi Folks.  I need a little help identifying part with round top to left of the radiator.  (see pic) Recently rear ended somebody and mashed in the radiator wall.  Now car overheats after 5 min of driving.  The part to the left of radiator was smoking last I tried to drive it and when I tried to blast hot air, only cold air comes out of the vents.  I'm going to try to swap the radiator, fans and unknown part myself.  Don't want to junk the car, engine is great and frame alignment is fine.  Any help or tips would be great.  Thanks!

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That part that says 'this' is your emissions evap canister.

 

Regarding the overheating I can't tell completely but that radiator hose looks pinched, not quite pinched off, but it doesn't look right. Did it move the whole radiator and such closer to the engine or something? Also the lower radiator hose - maybe that is completely pinched off?

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Yes. It did move the whole radiator back so that the fans hit the timing belt etc. I'll check the lower radiator hose.  I included a larger pic to show extent of damage.  Thanks for the reply porcupine73

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Ouch yes I think if it has to be driven that way I would (cold of course) maybe take the upper rad hose off the radiator and cut it back about 3" and put it back on to try to get some of that kink out of the upper hose. It's severely pinching off the flow which could cause overheating. Assuming of course that the cooling system isn't leaking and is full, i.e. the radiator end tank didn't bust or something like that. Though in my mind it wouldn't really explain not getting any heat out the heater but there could be other damage too. 

 

Don't let it overheat or what might have been fairly easy to fix could turn into much worse things such as water pump, head gaskets, etc.

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Grab that upper radiator support and pull it back forward. They're not that tough, a couple good pulls and it'll be back where it's supposed to be.

That upper hose is pinched off. You're getting water fountain flow where coolant should be blasting like a fire hose through there.

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Thanks for the post fairtax4me.  I pulled it back pretty easily and no longer up against belts.  I'm able to see that neither radiator fan is spinning so gonna change those out first before doing the radiator.

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