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Paulsjapanese

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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sounds like control head issue or vacuum signal hose issue, causing vent control door issue.


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Best thing is to start by checking the fuse block. typically the one in the passenger compartment(dash) holds the fuses for accessory and the source for power. Sometimes is the cig lighter is shorted, can blow fuse under hood. GM has had the diagnostics port powered on the same circuit. >if thats not the case, most likely the vehicle would need professional diagnosis.


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the system uses 2 drive motors. may just be debris in the track causing binding - or could be one of the motors (or both) may require replacement along with the drive cable system


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HYDRAULIC SYSTEM BLEEDING 1. Raise and support vehicle. Manually turn power steering pump pulley a few times. Turn steering wheel lock-to-lock 5-6 times. Disconnect and ground ignition high tension cable. While operating starter motor intermittently, turn steering wheel lock-to-lock 5-6 times for 15-20 seconds. 2. Ensure fluid level does not fall below reservoir filter level by checking fluid often during bleeding. Reconnect ignition cable, start engine and allow to idle. Turn steering wheel quickly lock-to-lock until fluid level no longer decreases and no bubbles appear.


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It would all depend on what type of smell is being noted. sometimes there may be a musty or mildew smell that is the a/c core having "growth" on it that may be needing to be cleaned. also could have issue with system leakage or a dirty cabin filter could even cause a smell concern


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Unfortunately, we would need to see the vehicle. The 2005 Honda Civic is not equipped with distributor ignition. The 1.7L engine is direct spark coil on plug. It sounds like there may be a fusible link burned out or alarm intervention in starting. This vehicle would require specific diagnosis.


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Would need to observe to determine which ones would be required. They are rubber/rubber hydraulic and support the engine and minimize movement. Damaged mounts can cause issue with wiring and hoses/etc as the engine moves too much.


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your best bet is to contact a body shop directly. most mechanical repair shops labor guide does not list a time for complete door replacement. that data is body shop specifc


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Unfortunately without proper diagnosis, it is hard to identify the concern. Could be a pressure switch, a solenoid or a wiring concern.


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for the most part. having a lift makes access easier and assists in bleeding the air from the p/s system. also make sure if its something your are wanting to tackle yourself to use the proper fluid and replace the single use crush washers


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