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  • kram
    kram - 2000 Honda Civic - Engine - 7/24/2014
    Why would my automatic 2000 honda civic lx be stalking? Works fine when it's cold.
    The car will be running fine but then randomly it will lose power and turn off when ever mostly when I slow down. It tremors the shuts off. I don't want to mess up my starter by laying on it but more often then not it will turn back on until I reach my destination ...
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Honda CR-V - Engine - 7/24/2014
    Bought eng. online to replace eng. in honda crv ,question, what to do about crank sensor missing?
    no place to mount sensor from old engine.
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    AutoMD Member - 2004 Honda Civic - Engine - 7/24/2014
    Temperture gauge going to red after long drives
    for the past month when i drive a long distance then stop at a stop light my temperture gauge will slowly go to the red mark. I checked my fans and they are working properly, replaced the thermostat but it still goes to the red mark.
    • jdl
      7/24/2014 jdl
      I'd use a temp reader and double check your gage reading. When it hits the red mark, I need the engine temp in degrees F. I do realize some temp gages don't give the actual degrees, they should, in my opinion.

      Some possibilities for over-heating, clogged radiator--radiator cap--coolant temp sensor/sender-- water pump-- combustion gases getting into the coolant caused by gasket issue, hopefully not something cracked. Clogged coolant passages.

      Are there any over-heating issues besides the temp gage?
      7/24/2014 AutoMD Member
      luckily i checked with a combustion tester at one point and the head gasket is good. there are no leaks but i will check with a temp reader.
      7/24/2014 jdl
      No combustion gases in the coolant, that is good.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2009 Honda CR-V - Engine - 7/23/2014
    Can car ac temporarily freeze up after running all afternoon on a hot day stopping and starting
    i am in outside sales and was going from business to business, short distances between, often left car running while i ran inside to get business card and contact info. at end of day the ac started blowing hot air. fuse looked good. seems to have freon. could it ...
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    AutoMD Member - 1993 Honda Accord - Engine - 7/19/2014
    My son had a friend put a new radio in his car, they did it the old way by cutting wires and taping. shortly after
    things stopped working. the sunroof, the interior lights, the horn, the heater. now the car has to be jumped to start. it runs fine when started but if it sits more than ten minutes you cannot restart without jumping
    • Jimm
      7/19/2014 Jimm
      Remove the new radio, reverse and then repair the wiring damage to resolve the issues. Then, have a new stereo or radio professionally installed to avoid this problem in the future.
      7/19/2014 AutoMD Member
      Thank you. didnt think it was something so simple
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Honda Accord - Engine - 7/17/2014
    Antifreeze was spraying out of my engine the other day, wondering what my best option is/what may be the cause?
    So I came home from the gym to smoke coming out of my engine, when I popped the hood there was a liquid spraying out from the engine. At the time I didn't get a good look at it, but upon looking closer today, there is a small pool of antifreeze in places on the ...
    • Jimm
      7/17/2014 Jimm
      Possible leak points include: hoses, the radiator, heater core, water pump, thermostat housing, head gasket, freeze plugs, coolant reservoir tank, automatic transmission oil cooler, cylinder head(s) and engine block.

      With the engine and cooling system cold - make a careful visual inspection of the entire cooling system, and then PRESSURE TEST the cooling system and radiator cap. A pressure test will reveal internal leaks such as seepage past the head gasket as well as cracks in the head or block. A good system should hold 12 to 15 psi for 15 minutes or more with no loss in pressure. If it leaks pressure, there is an internal coolant leak (most likely a bad head gasket but possibly also a cracked cylinder or engine block).

      It is important to pressure test the radiator cap, too, because a weak cap (or one with too low a pressure rating ).

      Perform a cooling system / radiator pressure test when the engine is " COLD" - as a first step to locate the leak.
      Obtain a loaner tool / free radiator pressure tester from the local auto parts stores such as Autozone, O'Reilly, NAPA, Advance Auto, or PepBoys. Follow their instructions and pump it to an adequate air pressure 12 -15 psi or up to the pressure rating listed on the radiator or reservoir cap. Observe the cooling system and components listed (above) for any leaks and perform the repair.
      Note: do not over pressurize beyond the pressure allowed by the radiator cap, then test the radiator cap as well.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Honda CR-V - Engine - 7/11/2014
    When I start the car it wants to die almost immediately. the exhaust has an excessive amount of white smoke coming out.
    Over 200,000 miles. This mostly happens when first driving the car and after driving a minute stops smoking. once RPM's get down low however acts as if it wants to die. Car was over heating but found hole in a hose and replaced hose and now is not over heating. ...
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    AutoMD Member - 1990 Honda Accord - Engine - 7/9/2014
    It won't start even though I installed new parts while trouble shooting the problems.
    new rotor cap and rotor, new fuel filter, new o2 sensor
    • jdl
      7/9/2014 jdl
      Does the starter motor crank ok? If so, have a helper crank it while you visually check for spark at the spark plugs. If spark everywhere, check fuel pressure. Also, check for applicable trouble codes.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1990 Honda Accord - Engine - 7/9/2014
    It has new parts while was trouble shooting
    new rotor cap and rotor, new o2 senor, new fuel filter
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    AutoMD Member - 1997 Honda CR-V - Engine - 7/4/2014
    Car won't start, but not bad battery.
    I have a 1997 Honda CRV. It has run fine until 4 pm yesterday when I came home. But this afternoon when I got in and turned the key, all the lights came on, but nothing happens - no sound at all. I got a new battery only 1 month ago from AAA and has had no ...
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    AutoMD Member - 1999 Honda Civic - Engine - 7/2/2014
    My car died at 70mph and now it wont star.
    it has had a hard time starting twice before were it would turn over but it would take awhile to start but it has never died while driving like this. the first time it happened i had gone to the store it was about 90 degrees outside ran fine but when i came out it ...
    • CVO
      7/2/2014 CVO
      Check the main fuel injection pump relay and replace it as necessary, Honda common problem.
      In the event, if the problem still persists :
      Have an assistant to turn on the ignition switch, while you listen to the fuel pump running for 2 seconds from the uncap fuel tank filler. No noise, take the next step.
      Try giving the bottom of the fuel tank a few whacks with a flat piece of wood or a rubber mallet while another tries to start the engine. You have a 50/50 shot at getting the pump going again and the vehicle starting. if it starts as a result of the whack then it confirms the bad fuel pump.

      Note: Spray some aerosol starting fluid into the throttle (CAUTION: Starting Fluid is Extremely Flammable!). Then crank the engine. If the engine starts, you do NOT have an ignition problem

  • Gerdmode
    Gerdmode - 2010 Honda CR-V - Engine - 7/1/2014
    Lack of acceleration, also loud outside noise when pressing gas pedal.
    Started happening like 2 weeks ago. No noises when stopped. Car mileage 61.8K (just outta warranty of course). The noise is loud (like a really low tone noise). If i go really easy on gas pedal, no noise will show. NO engine or any kind of warning on panel so ...
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    AutoMD Member - 2000 Honda Civic - Engine - 6/29/2014
    What would cause car to stall or not start (at all)?
    We had battery checked by three people. Is good. Had alternator checked two times. Is good. We just had the starter replaced yesterday. I should note, we live in Las Vegas and some days at 115 degrees.
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    AutoMD Member - 2002 Honda Accord - Engine - 6/29/2014
    What is causing my car to feel hot and to smell like burning rubber?
    My car has 78,000 miles on it. I've had it since January and have put about 5,000 of those miles on it myself. Recently my car has begun to feel hot after driving it for a while. Not the overheating kind of hot. There is plenty of fluid in the radiator and I have no ...
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Honda Civic - Engine - 6/27/2014
    What's wrong if engine won't start and starter runs a little fast
    Engine just died and wouldn't start back up
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