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  • Sydney
    Sydney - 1998 Honda Civic - Engine - 8/15/2014
    I replaced my distributor cap, spark plugs and spark plug wires and my car sometimes won't start or dies while driving!
    I just replaced the spark plugs, the spark plug cords, the distributor cap and the rotor and my car sometimes won't start and pretty much every time I drive it, it dies while I'm driving it. I really don't know what else could be wrong and I don't want to keep ...
     
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  • Sydney
    Sydney - 1998 Honda Civic - Engine - 8/15/2014
    I replaced my distributor cap, spark plugs and spark plug wires and my car sometimes won't start or dies while driving!
    I just replaced the spark plugs, the spark plug cords, the distributor cap and the rotor and my car sometimes won't start and pretty much every time I drive it, it dies while I'm driving it. I really don't know what else could be wrong and I don't want to keep ...
     
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  • lopez87
    lopez87 - 1993 Honda Civic - Engine - 8/13/2014
    Does anybody know what could be going on with my 93 Honda Civic?
    -No smoke -No funny sounds or pinging -No milky oil -Plenty of coolant -Temperature gage goes to the top after a minute of being started and idle in park -Radiator fan was tested with battery. Works fine
     
    • Jimm
      8/13/2014 Jimm
      The most common cause of overheating is because of an external leak from a water pump or a radiator or heater hose. The way to find the leak is to wait till it is overnight cold and maybe just pour water in and see if the leak is large enough to see it simply leak out from where it has a leak. if you pour in a half gallon or more and you still see no leak its time to pressure check the system.

      Here is a short list of possible causes for overheating;

      Low coolant level
      Leaking coolant
      Improper coolant concentration (not at recommended 50 / 50 mix of anti-freeze and water)
      Clogged radiator hoses
      Clogged heater hoses
      Clogged radiator passages
      Clogged heater core
      Faulty thermostat
      Faulty water pump
      Faulty radiator cooling fans
      Faulty radiator cooling fan switch (coolant temperature sensor)
      Faulty / worn serpentine drive belt
      Faulty / worn drive belt tensioner




  • Roger
    Roger - 1997 Honda CR-V - Engine - 8/11/2014
    Where is the crank shaft sensor located?
    Difficulty of replacement?
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1993 Honda Accord - Engine - 8/11/2014
    What is wrong when the car shakes with loss of power, causing the check engine light to come on?
    I have a 5 speed manual Accord. When I start my car when the engine is cool there is no problem. The problem almost always occurs when the engine is warm. When it is warm the car will begin to have extremely low idles (below 500 rpm) and will shake and have a loss ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1993 Honda Accord - Engine - 8/11/2014
    What is wrong when the car shakes with loss of power, causing the check engine light to come on?
    I have a 5 speed manual Accord. When I start my car when the engine is cool there is no problem. The problem almost always occurs when the engine is warm. When it is warm the car will begin to have extremely low idles (below 500 rpm) and will shake and have a loss ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Honda Civic - Engine - 8/10/2014
    How to install and adj. belt tensioner
    replaced head gasket. need info on tensioner
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Honda Accord - Engine - 8/10/2014
    The small push buttons in center of dash have slit lights that turn green when A/C or air direction selected
    Sometimes the lights do not go on ,and function does not work including A/C . they are all on or all off. Sometimes it takes 20 min. or half hour for them to work. What can I do to fix.? No A/C with no lit button but heat always works. No light no operating ...
     
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  • rcoxy91
    rcoxy91 - 2003 Honda Accord - Engine - 8/9/2014
    What is causing 2003 Honda Accord to show a P0172 code (System too rich-Bank 1)?
    loss of power esp. when going up hills, using more fuel, hesitates to shift
     
    • Jimm
      8/9/2014 Jimm
      P0172 = System Too Rich (Bank 1)
      Basically this means that an oxygen sensor in bank 1 detected a rich condition (too little oxygen in the exhaust).
      A code P0172 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:

      The MAF (Mass Air Flow) Sensor is dirty or faulty. Note: The use of "oiled" air filters can cause the MAF to become dirty if the filter is over-oiled. There is also an issue with some vehicles where the MAF sensors leak the silicone potting material used to protect the circuitry.
      There could be a vacuum leak.
      There could be a fuel pressure or delivery problem

      Possible solutions include:

      Inspect all vacuum and PCV hoses, replace if necessary
      Clean the MAF sensor. Consult your service manual for it's location if you need help. I find it's best to take it off and spray it with electronics cleaner, brake cleaner, or throttle body-specific cleaner. Make sure you are careful not to damage the MAF sensor, and make sure it's dry before reinstalling
      Inspect fuel lines for cracks, leaks, or pinches
      Check the fuel pressure at the fuel rail
      Check the fuel injectors, they may be dirty. Use fuel injector cleaner or get them cleaned / replaced.
      Check for an exhaust leak before the first oxygen sensor (this is unlikely to cause the problem, but it is possible)
  • Elizabeth Ann
    Elizabeth Ann - 1988 Honda Accord - Engine - 8/9/2014
    What's going on with my car? Need help!
    Its ideling really low. Or sometimes really high. An if you go three miles it loses power…
     
    • Jimm
      8/9/2014 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
  • reggie
    reggie - 2005 Honda Pilot - Engine - 8/9/2014
    Rough idle in drive with foot on the brake and initial start up there is some hesitation. Bad idle control valve ?
    This problem only happens when in drive
     
    • Jimm
      8/9/2014 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
  • jacob sykes
    jacob sykes - 1993 Honda Civic - Engine - 8/8/2014
    My 5 speed d16z6 revs up and down but only when i rev up to 2,000 rpm but idles fine when not acellerating
    My car cranks an idles fine but if i apply gas as soon as rpms reach 2000 it immediatly completely drops to 1,000 abd revs back to 2000 which makes it impossible to take off because its a stick and wants to stall out..car will rev up and down constantly but if you ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Honda Pilot - Engine - 8/4/2014
    I have an auto parts website. How can I incorporate your solution on my website and what is the cost?
    I couldn't find a contact us page on your website so I am using this to communicate. Thanks for your support! Please send your contact infor to raoufw@yahoo.com. Thanks, Raouf
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Honda Civic - Engine - 8/3/2014
    I have a 2001 Honda civic, that keeps overheating. The needle rises just above the half way point. This seems to happen
    New water pump and thermostat timing belt also. The resevior tank was over filled way to the top cleaned it out and filled it back up to the max line.
     
    • Jimm
      8/3/2014 Jimm
      The most common cause of overheating is because of an external leak from a water pump or a radiator or heater hose. The way to find the leak is to wait till it is overnight cold and maybe just pour water in and see if the leak is large enough to see it simply leak out from where it has a leak. if you pour in a half gallon or more and you still see no leak its time to pressure check the system.

      Here is a short list of possible causes for overheating;

      Low coolant level
      Leaking coolant
      Improper coolant concentration (not at recommended 50 / 50 mix of anti-freeze and water)
      Clogged radiator hoses
      Clogged heater hoses
      Clogged radiator passages
      Clogged heater core
      Faulty thermostat
      Faulty water pump
      Faulty radiator cooling fans
      Faulty radiator cooling fan switch (coolant temperature sensor)
      Faulty / worn serpentine drive belt
      Faulty / worn drive belt tensioner

      Jimm
      8/3/2014 AutoMD Member
      Thanks for the response. So I replaced the thermostat again took in inside the house a put it in a pot of boiling water. The thermostat never opened up it stayed closed...Hopefully this fixed the problem...the car seems to be running at normal temp the heater is hot again. It started to blow cold air this morning
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Honda Civic - Engine - 8/2/2014
    I have a 2001 Honda civic, that keeps overheating. The needle rises just above the half way point. This seems to happen
    New water pump and thermostat timing belt also. The resevior tank was over filled way to the top cleaned it out and filled it back up to the max line.
     
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