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  • AutoMD Member
    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
    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.
  • AutoMD Member
    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?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Honda Civic - Engine - 5/28/2014
    Why is my car overheating so quickly?
    I have a 1997 Honda Civic LX with 227,000 miles on it. I have put Coolant/Antifreeze and water in the radiator multiple times and still does not help. After putting the Coolant in, I am able to drive, at most, 3 miles before it starts overheating again. I am ...
     
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    AutoMD Member - 1997 Honda Civic - Engine - 5/28/2014
    Why is my car overheating so quickly?
    I have a 1997 Honda Civic LX with 227,000 miles on it. I have put Coolant/Antifreeze and water in the radiator multiple times and still does not help. After putting the Coolant in, I am able to drive, at most, 3 miles before it starts overheating again. I am ...
     
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    AutoMD Member - 2003 Honda Element - Engine - 5/28/2014
    I have a very loud whining sound coming from the motor and has been even louder as of late. What's cause???
    Vehicle running great otherwise with no problems; the whining is getting louder and has been making this noise for about two years. Two years ago I hit a deer; car was repaired and covered by insurance. As I accelerate, the noise becomes louder and when I get to ...
     
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    Pete Palazzolo - 1988 Honda Civic - Engine - 5/27/2014
    My car won’t start. not getting spark.
    Checking coil and condenser with ohm meter. what should the specks be on the reading for each one?
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      5/25/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Replace the distributor assembly with reman.
      HouseCallAuto
      5/27/2014 Pete Palazzolo
      I really don’t understand what your answer is.
    • HouseCallAuto
      5/27/2014 HouseCallAuto
      The #1 cause of loss of spark on Honda 1.5 engine is a bad distributor ass'y. it could be a bad igniter, a bad ignition coil, a bad TDC sensor or a bad pickup coil. All these components are located within the distributor. The cost of just the coil and / or the igniter will be near the cost of a REMANufactured distributor ass'y which will come out of the box with all of these components already inside the distributor.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Honda Odyssey - Engine - 5/27/2014
    Slight fluctuation of RPMs when at cruising speeds
    2005 Honda Odyssey EXL with 105k miles. RPMs are fluctuating by 100-200RPMs at cruising speeds. For example, RPMs may be...say...2200 for a few seconds, then drop to 2000 for a few seconds, then repeats. This is a very suttle problem, and has only been going on ...
     
    • Jimm
      5/27/2014 Jimm
      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance. There may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.

      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this)
      Dirty air filter (change filter)
      Dirty / clogged fuel filter (change filter)
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires
  • Tony's Car Estimates
    Tony's Car Estimates - 2008 Honda Accord - Engine - 5/27/2014
    This just happened with my 2008 Honda Accord V6 should I have a major concern?
    It has minor hesitation the VSA light and check engine light came on
     
    • GT500Knights
      5/27/2014 GT500Knights
      Pull the code from the vehicle. Report it here. You can go to any auto parts store and they can pull codes for free. It will help wih diagnosis of your hesitation issue.
    • Jimm
      5/27/2014 Jimm
      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance. There may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.

      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this)
      Dirty air filter (change filter)
      Dirty / clogged fuel filter (change filter)
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Honda Civic - Engine - 5/26/2014
    License plate lights not working
    tried new bulbs and checked fuses still not working
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1995 Honda Passport - Engine - 5/25/2014
    While driving and running rpms up between shifts no misfire but when going from say 55 to 65 under load starts to mis fi
    i have installed new plugs and wires
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Honda Civic - Engine - 5/25/2014
    Can hole in ac pipe be repaired or short pipe replaced?
    Bar that holds hood up broke and rubbed hole in ac pipe, right in top front. All other ac parts ok as far as I know
     
    • rhpltclm
      5/24/2014 rhpltclm
      You can get a replacement hose for the one that is damaged.
    • HouseCallAuto
      5/25/2014 HouseCallAuto
      I have used JB Weld on a high pressure side aluminum pipe that had a groove worn through the pipe from years of vibration of nylon vacuum tubing rubbing on the top of one pipe. It worked like a charm. Apply and do not recharge the system for 48 hours so it fully cures. Hint: Only apply the epoxy after it has been completely mixed and it has begun to stiffen slightly, like toothpaste, that way it will not ooze into the inside of the hole in the pipe. Make sure you use a solvent (brake parts cleaner good) to remove all traces of grease.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Honda Civic - Engine - 5/22/2014
    What could be wrong with my car it wont start. I replaced the starter checked battery and current flow
    i have done almost everything i can think of i replaced my starter i checked to see if my battery was bad and i checked to make sure that the current was flowing to my starter from my battery. i can turn the key to on and all lights work but when i turn the key to ...
     
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