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  • Ryan
    Ryan - 2001 Honda CR-V - Engine - 4/30/2015
    A/C compressor not engaging
    2001 honda crv new refurb a/c compressor is not engaging when trying to charge it. Light turns on when button is pressed when car is on but doesnt engage and I jumped the a/c pressure switch that goes on the drier and the a/c compressor plus the fans all turned on. ...
     
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  • Ryan
    Ryan - 2001 Honda CR-V - Engine - 4/30/2015
    A/C compressor not engaging
    2001 honda crv new refurb a/c compressor is not engaging when trying to charge it. Light turns on when button is pressed when car is on but doesnt engage and I jumped the a/c pressure switch that goes on the drier and the a/c compressor plus the fans all turned on. ...
     
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  • mossjaron
    mossjaron - 2002 Honda Civic - Engine - 4/30/2015
    Can a 2002 civic ex mt ecu work with a 2004 civic ex mt motor?
    My motor blew in my 2002 civic, so I has to swap it out for a 2004 motor. When I start my car it idles up to about 1200 RPM then it click and drops down to about 800 rpm and rises back up again. It does this for about 10 minutes then the rpm drops to zero and the ...
     
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  • mossjaron
    mossjaron - 2002 Honda Civic - Engine - 4/30/2015
    Can a 2002 civic ex mt ecu work with a 2004 civic ex mt motor?
    My motor blew in my 2002 civic, so I has to swap it out for a 2004 motor. When I start my car it idles up to about 1200 RPM then it click and drops down to about 800 rpm and rises back up again. It does this for about 10 minutes then the rpm drops to zero and the ...
     
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  • justin
    justin - 1997 Honda Accord - Engine - 4/29/2015
    Motor revs up and down
    When the speedometer quit working the engine started having problems reving up and down when I got to stop you can hear it and see it on the tachometer
     
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  • Sandy
    Sandy - 2007 Honda Civic - Engine - 4/26/2015
    The car will start one day and not start the next. It has 140,000 miles on it. Starter or Alternator??
    Changed battery Will start when jumped sometimes sometimes you can just wait and keep trying and it will turn over no check engine lights
     
    • CVO
      4/26/2015 CVO
      First, check the battery and starter cables for their tightness or free of corrosion and physical damaged.

      See this Starting system simplified diagram. Have a help from an assistant to crank the engine, use a 12 volt light tester or a digital voltmeter, apply it to the starter control circuit.
      If there is light or 12 volts and the starter isn't cranking, then the starter is the culprit. Have the starter to bench test for free at the local auto parts stores.
      If there isn't no light or no volts, then the ignition switch is the culprit.
      Check the starter relay and position the Automatic transmission shifter in neutral.

      http://www.samarins.com/glossary/starter.html

      Note: a 3/4 charge battery is 12.50 volts
      A discharge battery is 11.75 volts.
      A battery under a cranking load and it is reading less than 7 volts,it will be a recycled battery.
  • lindseyh
    lindseyh - 2002 Honda Accord - Engine - 4/26/2015
    Where is camshaft position sensor a located?
    Check engine light keeps coming on and throwing that code
     
    • Jimm
      4/23/2015 Jimm
      The camshaft position sensor notifies the powertrain computer (PCM) when the number one cylinder is about to reach top dead center of its compression stroke. This information is used to control ignition timing and the timing of the fuel injectors. When replacing the camshaft position sensor, make sure that there are no obvious oil or coolant leaks that could ruin the new sensor.

      What is the specific fault code for the camshaft position sensor?

      The camshaft position sensor(s) for the 2.3L engine are mounted on the ends of the cylinder head - just next to each; intake and exhaust camshaft.

      Check these on-line vendors for the replacement parts; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few. The camshaft position sensor will cost around $37.00 for your vehicle.
      Jimm
      4/23/2015 lindseyh
      When the check engine comes on the car jerks when I accelerate
    • Jimm
      4/26/2015 Jimm
      The check engine light is located on the dash and stays on if the computerized engine control system detects an engine performance or emissions problem.

      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.

      This aspect is important; there may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.

      Do not skip this important first step - there are literally hundreds of possible fault codes. Avoid wasting/ throwing money at the problem.

      Same question as previous.....what is the specific fault code for the camshaft position sensor?
  • steve
    steve - 2004 Honda Civic - Engine - 4/13/2015
    My engine won't rev past 3800 rpm. Replaced battery cables. Didn't work. Is it the fuel pump on its way out.
    A couple of times it took a lot to start the engine and also stalled twice.
     
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  • roger
    roger - 1999 Honda Civic - Engine - 4/12/2015
    Battery charging light coming on (and subsequent failure of the vehicle)
    if not bad battery cable,could it be just the voltage regulator,or must it be the alternator?
     
    • CVO
      4/12/2015 CVO
      Battery/Charging Alert:
      Indicates voltage level is below normal level and the vehicle's charging system is not functioning properly. Check battery terminals, alternator belt, and battery condition.

      Local auto parts stores will check this vehicle charging system with their analyzer for free of charge
  • Willie
    Willie - 1999 Honda Accord - Engine - 4/10/2015
    Why leaking oil from side of engine block
    seems to be leaking oil from side of engine block I could only see the leak while engine is running
     
    • Maya
      4/10/2015 Maya
      Check the water jackets of the cylinder block and also check the oil pan gasket. if its turbo it could be the sealing of exhaust manifold for more used Honda accord 1999 in New york city or anywhere in America or Canada used cars can easily be found at http://www.classified11.com/
  • Willie
    Willie - 1999 Honda Accord - Engine - 4/9/2015
    Leaking oil on side of engine block
    seems to be leak oil from the engine block itself how is this possible
     
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  • Doug baer
    Doug baer - 2001 Honda Civic - Engine - 4/8/2015
    Why won't car stay running?
    Car starts but won't stay running. Runs for 5 seconds
     
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  • Doug baer
    Doug baer - 2001 Honda Civic - Engine - 4/8/2015
    Car starts but won't keep running
    Runs for 5 seconds
     
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  • davidb2000
    davidb2000 - 1995 Honda Accord - Engine - 4/7/2015
    Help me start my car?
    120,000 miles It started around Sunday, my car, while driving, overheated and completely stopped. I changed the fuel pump and main relay, but still won't start. What do i do?
     
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  • Lohan
    Lohan - 2005 Honda Civic - Engine - 4/3/2015
    Replaced alternator at dealership's bodyshop. Can they refuse to return my old alternator? or charge me for it?
    Hi. The mechanic replaced my alternator because the voltage regulator died. Car shut down on me and I towed it in. I asked them to return my old alternator to me. They said that the alternator must be returned to the manufacturer which Honda Canada. They said I can ...
     
    • Jimm
      4/3/2015 Jimm
      Get the details - there may be a core charge on the rebuildable old alternator. Typically though, the core charge is a lot less - maybe $30.00 - $40.00 at most for an individual alternator.

      It would be the same charge if you went to a local auto parts store to purchase the alternator yourself - but in this case, the core charge you would have subtracted or credited. Again, get the details first.
      Jimm
      4/14/2015 Lohan
      Thank you Jimm. Yes, it turned out to be a core charge.