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  • Huzefa
    Huzefa - 2000 Honda Accord - Engine - 2/11/2015
    Car will not start properly when hot
    Car starts fine when cold. so going to work and coming back is fine. When i have to stop in the middle,10-20mins later car will start but die down until I rave hard and step on the pedal and drive off The car start fine after I wait for It to cool down
     
    • MLB2015
      2/11/2015 MLB2015
      Did you ever find an aswer? Mine does the same kinda thing. Trying to find out now what the deal is.
      MLB2015
      2/12/2015 Huzefa
      These engines have a known problem and fix for the EGR port air passage. The air passages in the intake manifold build up a very bad clog, and the fix involves taking off the egr valve, and the intake manifold, drilling out the hole in the manifold, cleaning it, then driving in a bigger new tube, then reassembling everything. This could possibly be your problem. Mne did not originally set a computer code so it took awhile for me to find the problem, waiting until it did set a code. You can google it & can get the kit from Honda or cheaper online."
      MLB2015
      2/12/2015 Huzefa
      I got this reply from another blog site. I have not tried it yet. please let me know if it works with your car
  • Mike
    Mike - 1993 Honda Prelude - Engine - 2/11/2015
    I have a 93 Honda prelude and am putting a 97 H22a4 but still have the original ecu will that work with the H22a4 distri
    I have a 93 Honda prelude and am putting a 97 H22a4 but still have the original ecu will that work with the H22a4 distributor or will u have to put the h22a distributor in?
     
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  • Chao
    Chao - 2007 Honda Civic - Engine - 2/7/2015
    Can't find starter motor.
    -2007 Civic, Australian Sports model (assume same as si? -FD2, K20Z2, Automatic. I've been following Haynes manual for most of my repairs. Can't find where my starter is at all, and my model isn't listed in the book. I've attempted to find it through listening to ...
     
    • CVO
      2/7/2015 CVO
      Specific to:

      Honda S2000 2007-2008

      Disconnect the negative battery cable. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
      Disconnect the intake air temperature sensor connector and breather pipe. Remove the manifold absolute sensor harness from the holder. Remove the air cleaner housing cover and the air cleaner assembly. Remove the IAT sensor harness clamps and the intake air housing.
      Remove the drive belt. Remove the alternator.
      Disconnect the starter cable from the B terminal on the solenoid. Disconnect the BLK/WHT wire from the S terminal.
      Remove the starter retaining bolts. Remove the starter from the vehicle.

      To install:

      Installation is the reverse order of removal.

      Specific to:

      Honda Fit 2007-2008

      Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the audio system, and that the ignition switch is in LOCK (0).
      Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
      Remove the dipstick and the dipstick tube.
      Raise the vehicle on the lift, and make sure it is supported securely.
      Remove the splash shield.
      Disconnect the starter cable from the B terminal, then disconnect the connector from the S terminal.
      Remove the water hose clamp.
      Remove the upper mounting bolt and the lower mounting bolt, then remove the starter.

      See this link http://www.autozone.com/.../...rGuideContent.jsp
  • mike wilson
    mike wilson - 1999 Honda Accord - Engine - 2/7/2015
    My temperature gauge went up today. about 1/4 inch, still was not to the red, but it has never done that before.
    the gauge starts back down immediately when i turn on the a/c, which starts a fan on the radiator. there are 2 fans, the one on the drivers side does not come on when i turn on the a/c, only the passenger side fan does. should both fans come on, or is the one on ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/7/2015 Jimm
      Loss of coolant because of a coolant leak is probably the most common cause of engine overheating. Possible leak points include hoses, the radiator, heater core, water pump, thermostat housing, head gasket, freeze plugs, automatic transmission oil cooler, cylinder head(s) and block.

      Make a careful visual inspection of the entire cooling system, and then PRESSURE TEST the cooling system and radiator cap. A pressure test will reveal internal leaks such as seepage past the head gasket as well as cracks in the head or block. A good system should hold 12 to 15 psi for 15 minutes or more with no loss in pressure. If it leaks pressure, there is an internal coolant leak (most likely a bad head gasket but possibly also a cracked cylinder or engine block).

      It is important to pressure test the radiator cap, too, because a weak cap (or one with too low a pressure rating.

      1. Perform a cooling system / radiator pressure test when the engine is cold - as a first step to locate the leak.
      Obtain a loaner tool / free radiator pressure tester from the local auto parts stores such as Autozone, O'Reilly, NAPA, Advance Auto, or PepBoys. Follow their instructions and pump it to an adequate air pressure 12 -15 psi or the pressure rating listed on the radiator or reservoir cap. Observe the leaks and perform the repair.
      Note: do not over pressurize beyond the pressure allowed by the radiator cap, then test the radiator cap as well.

      2. 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 usually near or on the thermostat housing.
  • KristinaF
    KristinaF - 1997 Honda Civic - Engine - 2/6/2015
    Car is overheating after replacing many parts!
    We have replaced the radiator, timing belt, water pump, thermostat and this car is still overheating and it also surges when idiling. Please help! I love this car !
     
    • Jimm
      2/6/2015 Jimm
      Loss of coolant because of a coolant leak is probably the most common cause of engine overheating. Possible leak points include hoses, the radiator, heater core, water pump, thermostat housing, head gasket, freeze plugs, automatic transmission oil cooler, cylinder head(s) and block.

      Make a careful visual inspection of the entire cooling system, and then PRESSURE TEST the cooling system and radiator cap. A pressure test will reveal internal leaks such as seepage past the head gasket as well as cracks in the head or block. A good system should hold 12 to 15 psi for 15 minutes or more with no loss in pressure. If it leaks pressure, there is an internal coolant leak (most likely a bad head gasket but possibly also a cracked cylinder or engine block).

      It is important to pressure test the radiator cap, too, because a weak cap (or one with too low a pressure rating.

      1. Perform a cooling system / radiator pressure test when the engine is cold - as a first step to locate the leak.
      Obtain a loaner tool / free radiator pressure tester from the local auto parts stores such as Autozone, O'Reilly, NAPA, Advance Auto, or PepBoys. Follow their instructions and pump it to an adequate air pressure 12 -15 psi or the pressure rating listed on the radiator or reservoir cap. Observe the leaks and perform the repair.
      Note: do not over pressurize beyond the pressure allowed by the radiator cap, then test the radiator cap as well.

      2. 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 usually near or on the thermostat housing.
  • Tonya Green
    Tonya Green - 1994 Honda Civic del Sol - Engine - 2/6/2015
    Stalled in rain-cranks but wont start-rain leaked onto ecu & blew hole & melted ecu-rained on engine while running-HELP
    Bought in CA - never rained- rubber seals on whole car only tacked down & not sealed-did not know, took to car wash before moving to PA. After long wash, autotrans would stick in low gear when stop, had to stop car, turn off, and restart and then it would drive ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/6/2015 Jimm
      Yes,any water or moisture could cause all the problems listed. As the first step, replace the hood seal.
  • Tonya Green
    Tonya Green - 1994 Honda Civic del Sol - Engine - 2/5/2015
    Stalled in rain-cranks but wont start-rain leaked onto ecu & blew hole & melted ecu-rained on engine while running-HELP
    Bought in CA - never rained- rubber seals on whole car only tacked down & not sealed-did not know, took to car wash before moving to PA. After long wash, autotrans would stick in low gear when stop, had to stop car, turn off, and restart and then it would drive ...
     
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  • Tonya Green
    Tonya Green - 1994 Honda Civic del Sol - Engine - 2/5/2015
    Stalled in rain - cranks but won't start - rain gets inside engine due to no seals around hood, fried ecu - help!
    Bought in CA - never rained- rubber seals on whole car only tacked down & not sealed-did not know, took to car wash before moving to PA. After long wash, autotrans would stick in low gear when stop, had to stop car, turn off, and restart and then it would drive ...
     
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  • Tonya Green
    Tonya Green - 1994 Honda Civic del Sol - Engine - 2/5/2015
    Stalled in rain - cranks but won't start - rain gets inside engine due to no seals around hood, fried ecu - help!
    Bought in CA - never rained- rubber seals on whole car only tacked down & not sealed-did not know, took to car wash before moving to PA. After long wash, autotrans would stick in low gear when stop, had to stop car, turn off, and restart and then it would drive ...
     
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  • Russell whitlow
    Russell whitlow - 1993 Honda Civic - Engine - 2/4/2015
    Car still acts like battery is dead after installing new one what could it be?
    I left my lights on and killed the battery. I went and bought a new one and installed it. When you turn the switch on the dash lights come on and stay bright even when I turn the switch to crank the car. But the heater fan and radio immediately die. I don't think it ...
     
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  • Joe B.
    Joe B. - 2003 Honda Accord - Engine - 1/30/2015
    Engine noise on cold start
    On the first start in AM, a squealing noise is heard and seems to respond to steering movement. Had power steering system flushed and new dealer fluid added. Noise is still there, but seems to fade away as engine warms up. Rest of the day noise does not appear until ...
     
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  • GERONIMO
    GERONIMO - 2008 Honda Accord - Engine - 1/25/2015
    HELLO I HAVE A 2008 HONDA ACCORD AND WHEN I WILL TURN ME PRENDE TRUCK ALL LIGHTS AND I CAN NOT TURN ONLY WITH A CHARGER
    107548MILEAGE HELLO I HAVE A 2008 HONDA ACCORD AND WHEN I WILL TURN ME PRENDE TRUCK ALL LIGHTS AND I CAN NOT TURN ONLY WITH A CHARGER THAT CAN BE JUST BECAUSE WHEN TURN, AND I READY CHECK THE ALTERNATOR AND THE BATTERY IS NEW
     
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  • msjennings68
    msjennings68 - 1999 Honda Accord - Engine - 1/22/2015
    19999 Honda accord ex , 4 cylinder that is sometimes hard to start.
    The car sometimes becomes very difficult to start. If you wait a few minutes and try again it will usually start.
     
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  • Kst
    Kst - 2000 Honda Civic - Engine - 1/19/2015
    I drive ,then let's say go in a store more than 5 mins ,the car won't turn on! Would have to wait 30min-1hr or more. Why
    I replaced with brand new distributor , main relay, crank sensor, & fuel pump. main relay twice, distributor twice, cause maybe a defected parts but it does the same thing. car runs good, and starts up good. If you turn it off and leave it off for 10 min to an hour ...
     
    • jim
      1/17/2015 jim
      Defective coolant temperature sensor. The air/gas ratio and choke setting are controlled based on the coolent temperature. When this sensor goes bad you have to wait until the engine cools off before it will start. A new sensor costs about 20 dollars and takes a few minutes to install.
    • tim
      1/19/2015 tim
      did you replace the fuel filter l when you replaced the fuel pump?
  • Mindz
    Mindz - 1989 Honda Civic - Engine - 1/17/2015
    I have an 1989 Honda Civic with a new battery, why is it stalling?
    I have an 1989 Honda Civic with a new battery, new fuel pump, new fuel tank, new fuel filter, new spark plugs, ect. But it still stalls at red lights, stop signs and when I back up. And to get it started again, I have to press the brake and the gas at the same time
     
    • jdl
      1/17/2015 jdl
      If it won't idle, check idle air system and clean throttle body.