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03-28-2015, 10:28 PM
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Posted By hondadude

exhaust smells sweet ?? That could mean coolant...

exhaust smells sweet ?? That could mean coolant in the combustion...like a head gasket weeping. Check to see if you are losing coolant
As far as the stalling; I would keep a test light handy and...
09-16-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By hondadude

If the wheel got hot there is a good chance the...

If the wheel got hot there is a good chance the rotor warped.
You can roll along slowly, and lightly pull on the parking brake [or lightly step on brakes] to see if it gives a "on/off" feeling.
As...
09-16-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,246
Posted By hondadude

Engine temp sensor could be misleading the...

Engine temp sensor could be misleading the computer.
You can try cracking open the throttle 1/2 way when cranking the hot engine to see if that helps the problem
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09-11-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By hondadude

Well I can understand your point of view on the...

Well I can understand your point of view on the lug studs........

However I worked at dealerships for a solid 18 years and I can't count the number of times cars came in with stripped out lug...
09-11-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,137
Posted By hondadude

Yes, I agree to check the EGR passage for...

Yes, I agree to check the EGR passage for blockage;
When you look at that picture of the intake, the point circled mates to the plenum and thats where the blockage will be. [not on the intake...
04-15-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By hondadude

You might be able to save yourself some cash by...

You might be able to save yourself some cash by replacing the starter contacts.

Cave man test is to have someone hold the key in the 'crank' position and you tap on the starter body to see if the...
04-15-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By hondadude

Another common problem with that year honda is...

Another common problem with that year honda is the main relay. Usually rears it's ugly head when interior temps are hot from sitting in the sun.
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04-15-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,153
Posted By hondadude

Huh ?? What ?? Where ?? Link ?? I won't...

Huh ?? What ?? Where ?? Link ??

I won't delete your post if you put in a link for a sponsor :D
01-11-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,487
Posted By hondadude

To check for rod bearing noise, lightly step on...

To check for rod bearing noise, lightly step on and off the gas to see if the knock changes.
01-11-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,749
Posted By hondadude

Okay a laundry list :D First the speedo has a...

Okay a laundry list :D
First the speedo has a driver that pulses signals from the sensor on the top of the differential. That is a common problem and would cause the CEL as well.

2nd.......
01-11-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By hondadude

Use one of your old spark plugs to check for...

Use one of your old spark plugs to check for spark.
How many miles on this creampuff? Has the timing belt ever been changed ?
You could look at the passenger side kick panel for a BLUE 2 pin...
01-11-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,344
Posted By hondadude

The clue about the wet weather leads me to...

The clue about the wet weather leads me to believe the coil is starting to short out.
Use a spray bottle to mist around the plug wires and coil area, then run the car and look for little arcs.
01-11-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By hondadude

The first thing I would try is to jumper the...

The first thing I would try is to jumper the pressure switch and see if the A/C clutch turns on, as well as the fans.While you have the pressure switch connector off look in the pressure switch for...
10-13-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By hondadude

With a test light you can check for 12V power to...

With a test light you can check for 12V power to the fuel pump when the key is turned on.
If you have power for a couple seconds when the key is turned on, you can check for fuel pressure at the...
10-13-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,199
Posted By hondadude

then after you do all the tests; open the lock...

then after you do all the tests; open the lock control box [it is clipped at the bottom and slides out] Look carefully at the solder joints and find the cracked joint. Resolder it and put it all back...
10-10-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,045
Posted By hondadude

The first thing you should do is try bleeding the...

The first thing you should do is try bleeding the unit a couple times.
The problem with that unit, is they put the check valve at the bottom of the unit where all the trash/debris gathers.

The...
10-04-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,122
Posted By hondadude

Changing an EGR valve doesn't clean the ports. ...

Changing an EGR valve doesn't clean the ports.
To determine if it is an engine or suspension type vibration, you need to get rolling along and when the vibration happens put it in neutral and see if...
10-04-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,006
Posted By hondadude

Well of course the shop marks up the cost of...

Well of course the shop marks up the cost of parts. Think about it....they have the time involved looking up and ordering, their money is tied up, and they are running the gamble the part will not...
10-04-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,365
Posted By hondadude

The CAVE MAN test tells the tale. If you smack...

The CAVE MAN test tells the tale. If you smack it and it runs, that means it's time to get a replacement.
I'm having flashbacks :D You will need to peel back the carpet and get the ECU out of the...
08-22-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,220
Posted By hondadude

You need fuel and spark to make an engine run....

You need fuel and spark to make an engine run. One step at a time to diagnose.
Yes - No answers
When the car won't run, jump out and stick an old spark plug in one of the plug wires and lay it on...
08-22-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,280
Posted By hondadude

WHAT YEAR ??? The code means is the...

WHAT YEAR ???

The code means is the secondary O2 sensor (behind the cat) is reading a higher than normal amount of unburned oxides.
If you live in a state with emission testing you might need to...
08-09-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,736
Posted By hondadude

Ebay Item number: 300757675190

Ebay Item number: 300757675190
08-09-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,461
Posted By hondadude

Here is the switch test; But keep in mind the...

Here is the switch test; But keep in mind the switch signals have to make it thru the spool reel





And a Link to a better pic;

http://hondadude.webs.com/99AccCruiseSwtchTest.gif
08-08-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,270
Posted By hondadude

Well mis-diagnostic is probably going to become...

Well mis-diagnostic is probably going to become more and more of a problem at the dealerships. Flat Rate diagnostic pay is 0 zilch zip nada. Add to the fact that flat rate pay structures have been...
08-08-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,831
Posted By hondadude

The seal on the dist shaft is an oddball size....

The seal on the dist shaft is an oddball size. 12.45mmX22mmX6mm

Here is where I've been getting them.

WWW bestpartsonlineDOTcom/servlet/the-1803/Ignition-Distributor-Seal-Automotive/Detail...
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