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  • kevinjess915
    kevinjess915 - 2008 Honda Civic - Engine - 10/17/2010
    I am a toyota tech but i am stumped, my old lady's car wont start, the lights are filickering and its clicking
    53000, but it wont try to turn over, the battery checked out at 12.4 volts, fuses checked out, terminals and grounds seem good, any suggestions? o ya and the security system wont activate and the radio suddenly stopped working randomly. i have looked for some ...
     
  • kooljayrock69
    kooljayrock69 - 1984 Honda Prelude - Engine - 10/17/2010
    I believe my car jumped timing. I was wondering if my car has an interference engine or not.
    Me and my wife was on our way home when at the stop light as I was taking off, by the time I got to 4th geer my car jerked a little then slowed down till it eventually shut off. The motor turns over but it won't fire up. I was told that it was the timing which ...
     
    • HKS Guy
      10/15/2010 HKS Guy
      Yup it is
      HKS Guy
      10/19/2010 kooljayrock69
      OK thx...just wanted a second opinion. I've already replaced the timing belt and set the timing acording the proper procedure, but it still just turn over but won't crank. I believe it might be the fuel pump or a clogged fuel filter because I smell no gas or hear the pump Therefore I'm gonna replace the old pump with a new one as well as the primary and secondary fuel filters.
    • david
      10/17/2010 david
      yes it is pull head replace valves
      david
      10/19/2010 kooljayrock69
      Thx ....I kinda figured it was but jus wanna be sure.
  • headlight
    headlight - 1988 Honda Prelude - Engine - 10/17/2010
    Right headlight not working
    ck headlight is working, fuse is good, headlight relay not ck, left headight is working. also fog lights not working, signals light are working, all this items were working at one point
     
    • david
      10/17/2010 david
      hondas have fuzes for each head light
  • nelson
     
    • Oxides
      10/17/2010 Oxides
      thermostat housing?
      Oxides
      10/18/2010 nelson
      THANKS BUT THERMOST IS ON THE BOTTOM HOSE THE TOP HOSE RUNS RIGHT BEHIND THE PLUGS
  • bella
    bella - 1999 Honda Accord - Engine - 10/16/2010
    Does this sound like a water pump
    leak -clear no smell, temp gauge while driving went from middle to H than back to middle of gauge than over heated, clear white sticky some what like glue near white bottle that is connected to raditor top.left to cool off and have it towed. miliage 94000. Air ...
     
    • yboy82
      10/15/2010 yboy82
      Diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool to determine if there is a stored trouble code in your vehicle that can help you identify the fault to your vehicle’s problem (if the fault in your vehicle’s problem is one of your electrical control or sensor it will show in your trouble code) instead of guessing. Even if your check engine light is off don’t assume that there’s no stored trouble code in your vehicle, to be certain that there’s no stored trouble code in your vehicle you have to diagnose it with a scan tool. You can visit AutoZone or nearby auto parts store for free diagnostic.
    • backyardfixer
      10/16/2010 backyardfixer
      judging by the wat your t stat gage is operating i would say check your thermostat it may be sticking causeing over heating and over flow due to high tempiture coolant basicly overheating and bubbling over
  • tom206
    tom206 - 1991 Honda Civic - Engine - 10/15/2010
    Cranking but won't running. at time run for 3,4 sec. then quit. No fuel to cylinder
    Cranking but won't stay running. At time run for 3, 4 sec. then starve for fuel. I changed new fuel pump, new auxillary, and primary injectors, new fuel pressure regulator, new electronic air control valve. I also swap out the ECU unit and PGM-FI MAIN RELAY just ...
     
    • MOONSTER_TOOLZ
      10/15/2010 MOONSTER_TOOLZ
      It is possible that fuel pump shuts down after start up. Did you check the fuel pump relay, may be defective? Or the connectors are loose or contaminated by dust.
  • Margie
    Margie - 1995 Honda Civic - Engine - 10/15/2010
    My car sounds like it wants to turn over but it want start. If the timing belt is broke would the grey wheel still turn?
    if the timing belt is broke will the grey whell still turn in the distrubrter cap?
     
    • RC
      10/15/2010 RC
      No. The distributor is driven directly by the camshaft. If the belt breaks the camshaft will not turn.
      RC
      10/16/2010 Margie
      I checked the fuel pump and the fuel filter and they both work. And now I know its not the timing belt thank you very much! Do you think it may have been something electrical, its not the starter or the allternator. It wants to start but its sounds like there is something not pushing it over to start? Thank u so much for your help!
  • charlotte
    charlotte - 1995 Honda Civic - Engine - 10/14/2010
    Why does my radiator overflow bottle need filling once a week?
    i have had some leaky hoses changed within last 6 months
     
    • yboy82
      10/14/2010 yboy82
      When you replaced your leaky hoses did you also replaced the clamp that secure them? You can also perform a radiator pressure test to determine if there is a visible leak in your vehicle.
  • Keith
    Keith - 1998 Honda Prelude - Engine - 10/14/2010
    Check engine light staying on and gas mileage is horrible. Also burning oil.
    I am out of work and need to try to fix what I can. The Honda (95,000 miles) runs great but we are going thru oil and gas FAST! Where can I get diagrams of where these parts are and how to replace? Oxygen sensor, EGR, other?? Would synthetic oil help? Any ...
     
    • Bobby
      10/14/2010 Bobby
      first thing is have you hooked up a scanner to see what the engine codes are that are causing the check engine light to come on? first you need to do that just changing things may not even fix the problem.

      if your losing mpg, it could be it needs new spark plugs and wires, could be bad fuel injector(s) could be a bad maf sensor. you need to do some diagnosing before just changing parts.

      sythetic oil might help but if it is burning alot of oil then there could be another engine problem, such as bad valve seals.

      Diagrams for where the parts are you will need a service/repair manual.
  • qhs3vs
    qhs3vs - 2009 Honda Civic - Engine - 10/14/2010
    Vehicle not starting
    4700km check fuse really
     
    • Bobby
      10/14/2010 Bobby
      what is happening when you turn the key? is it cranking at all? or is nothing happening? this is to vague need more info when you ask a question.
      Bobby
      Nothing happening only a click sound when I turn the key
  • Pulapink
    Pulapink - 1992 Honda Accord - Engine - 10/14/2010
    Why does idle pulsate/surge when engine is cold and choke is on?
    idle pulsates/surges until engine is warm
     
    • CVO
      10/14/2010 CVO
      Does this car has a carbureted fuel system ? When the engine is cold and choke is on, the fast idle cam is activated and opened the carburetor throttle valve wider causing more fuel to draw into the carburetor throat. Hope this help and be safe.
  • Kevin Gowdy
    Kevin Gowdy - 1991 Honda Accord - Engine - 10/14/2010
    I just changed the speedsencor, but the check engine light will not go out and the speedometer slill isn't working.
    what could be my problem?
     
    • Pave Low
      10/14/2010 Pave Low
      Please get you car scanned first. Please post the code here.
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/14/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Speedometer failures on Accord are not uncommon. You need a speedometer head.
  • tyler s
    tyler s - 1995 Honda Civic - Engine - 10/13/2010
    My car will not start
    my car has fire and it's getting fuel but still wont start
     
    • Mike
      10/13/2010 Mike
      If it has spark and fuel, then that leaves compression (timing belt)... Have you checked for stored trouble codes and have you replaced any parts? Do you have spark at the plugs and fuel to the throttle body?
  • bill_ythekid
    bill_ythekid - 1993 Honda Accord - Engine - 10/13/2010
    What can i do to fix this problem
    my car is fluctuating on the rpm meter to shift and it jerks when the fluctuation gos to high-and then it shuts off- we tried to pop start the clutch and no gas feed
     
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      It is possible you have a vacuum leak. The EGR valve might be stuck open and the spark plugs gaps are incorrect. Consider also an incorrect ignition or valve timing
  • myoldcivic
    myoldcivic - 2001 Honda Civic - Engine - 10/13/2010
    Rough Idle in Reverse at first start in the morning
    When I start my car in the morning for the first time and put the gear in the reserse, the engine starts to sort of vibrate. It happens when the weather is cold. No problem in the afternoon (no matter if weather is cold or not).