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  • chuks
    chuks - 1998 Honda Accord - Engine - 6/23/2014
    When i move a long distance the gear selection now starts malfunctioning....it takes a while before it changes...auto.
    it started this malfunctioning about four weeks ago...especially when the car have run for a while...some techncians says it is the gear,but i just changed it...please advice me
     
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    AutoMD Member - 2005 Honda Accord - Engine - 6/22/2014
    Trying to find out the name of a pipe that's leaking coolant
    its located in front of the engine
     
    • CVO
      6/22/2014 CVO
      Take a picture of that pipe from the cell phone and show it to local auto parts stores, they will search it in their system network and they will help you out.
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    AutoMD Member - 2002 Honda Accord - Engine - 6/22/2014
    Radiator fan not coming on unless AC is on, then it overheats.
    I have a 2002 Honda Accord. Brand new radiator, hoses, and coolant reservoir. Out of no where the radiator fan only comes on when the AC is on and then it overheats. It seems to be normal when the AC is off, only neither of the fans are on.
     
    • CVO
      6/22/2014 CVO
      1. Above 199" Farenheith . or 90" Celsius., the radiator fan switch triggers the radiator fan motor, check that switch.

      2. There're two cooling fans, the radiator and the AC condenser motors, they both will activate when the AC is turn on. Check to see if they're working in the same time.
      CVO
      6/22/2014 AutoMD Member
      The radiator fan is only working when I turn on the AC. When I turn the AC on and both fans start working, the car starts to overheat.
      CVO
      6/22/2014 CVO
      Turn on the A/C, the engine will run hotter. Check the radiator fan switch and use the water from the garden hose to clean and remove the debris stuck in the radiator and AC condenser.
      CVO
      6/23/2014 AutoMD Member
      I'm not so car savvy, but there was air in the the air bleed screw. Sorry if that doesn't make much sense.
      CVO
      6/23/2014 CVO
      Air pockets trapped in the cooling system can cause the engine to overheat. Some cooling systems have air bleed valves built into the system to aid in the removal of air pockets. Advice: For many cooling systems, the method of removing air pockets is to start the engine and allow it to run with the radiator cap off or loose until all the air escapes from the neck of the radiator. For some systems this method is not sufficient, and the manufacturer has installed air bleed valves. It makes sense.
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    AutoMD Member - 1986 Honda Wagovan - Engine - 6/21/2014
    Fuel and Temp gauges disconnect when outside temp is over 80 and car is in sun
    Southern Cal. When outside temp is 80 + and car has been sitting in direct sun, the temp and fuel gauges in the dashboard cluster disengage. Sounds like a grounding issue. Anyone run across this problem and is the ground source in the dash cluster or in the ...
     
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  • Moriah0077
    Moriah0077 - 1995 Honda Accord - Engine - 6/19/2014
    New motor installation, now VSS failure?!?
    I have a 95 Honda Accord EX.. The header blew on my motor and i got another installed.. Before I had the new motor installed my speedo was working.. Now it does not work at all and my D4 light is blinking and the check engine light is on. I think this is a VSS ...
     
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    AutoMD Member - 1992 Honda Accord - Engine - 6/16/2014
    Why wont my car start
    ive replaced the starter in the car, and it still wont turn over, ive got a relay thats clicking, but i dont know what this relay is 12v 22a
     
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    AutoMD Member - 2003 Honda Pilot - Engine - 6/16/2014
    Bad replacement motor install.
    This is both a procedural "next step" request as much as a diagnosis request. I need some ideas on next steps to take with my mechanic, after he installed a used motor a month ago. The car lags upon accelerating, intermittently. Sometimes it's almost like a stall. ...
     
    • GT500Knights
      6/16/2014 GT500Knights
      Hmmm.....have you checked out motor/transmission mounts? I know if those go bad that some of the problems you describe can occur. How about the timing belt as well as ignition timing?
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    AutoMD Member - 2001 Honda Accord - Engine - 6/13/2014
    Heavy oil leak coming from right side of motor
    83,000 recently had water pump ,timing belt changed due to 1 of my seals shooting out and pouring oil out replace with honda parts seal, bracket,timing belt,and water pump. I first saw a few drops now its leaking heavy no lights coming on ran hot once have to add ...
     
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    AutoMD Member - 2005 Honda CR-V - Engine - 6/12/2014
    Did my friend get ripped off?
    Hi, my elderly friend had an oil change 1 week ago. Yesterday she found a lake of oil 10 feet long by 1 foot wide under her car. This happened overnight. She took it back to the place that changed the oil and they charged her $450 for a crankshaft seal. My boyfriend ...
     
    • GT500Knights
      6/12/2014 GT500Knights
      Yeah the problem you're describing is not from a rear crank seal problem. First off, a rear crank seal failure would only allow oil to leak while the engine is running. While the engine is off, the oil drains back down into the pan and no longer rides within the crank bearings. Second, a rear main seal wouldn't typically allow that much oil to leak. I would definitely suspect the drain plug was either not tightened properly, or the drain plug gasket was damaged.
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    AutoMD Member - 2000 Honda Accord - Engine - 6/8/2014
    my car burns about a quart of oil in 1,000 miles How concerned should I be?
    the car has 131,000 miles and has been using more oil more frequently for the past 10,000 miles. I'm the second owner and the car has been serviced regularly since it was new. Thanks, Fred
     
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    AutoMD Member - 1989 Honda Accord - Engine - 6/5/2014
    Engine dies out at stop sign when the air is on. seems to run fine when air is off.
    car has been in storage and has 55k miles.
     
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    AutoMD Member - 2001 Honda Accord - Engine - 6/2/2014
    I lost my only transponder key to the car, is there a way to use an unchipped key and bypass the system?
    I want to know if there is a way to bypass the transponder and transceiver system for the ignition? I don't want to spend 125 dollars for a locksmith to come out, and the dealership said they charge 145 and the car has to be there.
     
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    AutoMD Member - 2001 Honda Accord - Engine - 6/2/2014
    I lost my only transponder key to the car, is there a way to use an unchipped key and bypass the system?
    I want to know if there is a way to bypass the transponder and transceiver system for the ignition? I don't want to spend 125 dollars for a locksmith to come out, and the dealership said they charge 145 and the car has to be there.
     
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    AutoMD Member - 2002 Honda Civic - Engine - 6/2/2014
    Car overheats & no one can tell me why
    My car has had an over heating problem for the last year or so. I had it tested by a trusted mechanic at the beginning of last summer & they could find nothing wrong with my car. (Even after I returned it a 2nd time be cause it overheated on the way home from the ...
     
    • techpaddle
      6/2/2014 techpaddle
      I have seen many Hondas with overheating issues in my shop over the years. The first thing to check is that the cooling fans on the radiator are working when the temp gauge is more than half way to the red zone. If they are working, have the rad cap's pressure and vacuum operation checked. Another problem is soft upper or lower rad hoses. If too soft, they can collapse and shut off water flow causing the overheat. By the time the tech looks at it, the hose is back to normal.
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    AutoMD Member - 2002 Honda Civic - Engine - 6/1/2014
    Car overheats & no one can tell me why
    My car has had an over heating problem for the last year or so. I had it tested by a trusted mechanic at the beginning of last summer & they could find nothing wrong with my car. (Even after I returned it a 2nd time be cause it overheated on the way home from the ...
     
    • jdl
      6/1/2014 jdl
      How do you know it was overheating? How hot is it getting in degrees F? Does the radiator fan work? Any applicable trouble codes? Some of the national brand autostores will check codes for free, could be a sensor issue?

      Replacing the thermostat is like a tune-up issue, even if that isn't the problem, a little maintenance won't hurt anything.

      Could be coolant flow through the engine, through the radiator, water pump. You need to do a little testing, try to narrow it down a little.
      jdl
      6/1/2014 AutoMD Member
      I know it is overheating because the oil temp gauge will skyrocket, then the car will go into it's "safety mode" & not drive over 5mph or 1st gear. At that point, when I turn it off, it will not restart until it cools off.
      It threw a code last week, the check engine light came on, however it did not overheat when it happened that time. It has driven normally this week & I haven't had a chance to take it somewhere to have the code read. I plan on doing that this week.
      jdl
      6/2/2014 jdl
      I understand. From where I'm sitting about all I can tell you is to check some of the issues I've mentioned. Let us know what you find.
      jdl
      6/2/2014 jdl
      Just to add, in your first post, I thought you were talking about coolant temp? In your last post, you talked about oil temp? I did try to look up wiring for your instrument cluster, oil temp gage. My database didn't show an oil temp gage for the instrument. These databases are not always correct. I'm not trying to argue, just trying to understand.

      Since you brought up the oil issue, I'd have to wonder if the engine isn't trying to sieze when problem is ongoing?
      jdl
      6/2/2014 jdl
      As far as temp, one issue could effect the other. I've even seen tranny issues cause the engine temp to go high. Without something to hang our hat on, I don't know which way to go?
 
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