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Tincups

Minneapolis, MN

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The price varies depending on your problem. Electrical usually runs around $40-60, Check engine light or running rough is $80-150, Suspension or steering concern is $40-60. The exact price all depends on the region and shop. Regarding the comment "just a battery or something more?" You can usually tell if it is a battery or alternator problem depending on what happens when you turn the key. If it is turning over, like it is trying to start then it is something more and Engine Diagnostics is what you need. If you turn the key and nothing happens or you just hear clicking then you need your battery, alternator and starter tested.


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p0300 is random misfire and p0441 is EVAP system no flow during purge. These two things may be related but may be 2 separate issues. The best thing to do is bring it into your mechanic for engine diagnostics. The random misfire code can be set from multiple causes.


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Sometimes the moon roof does not open all the way. Sometimes it does. It'll stop half ways at times and sometimes it only opens 1/4 of the way. It is very erratic and there does not seems to be a pattern as to when it is happening. Any ideas?


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That light is referred to as the "check engine light". When the light is on it indicates some sort of failure within the vehicle. There are hundreds of things that can cause the light to turn on. I recommend bringing it in to your repair shop and have them perform engine diagnostics to determine the cause and appropriate repair. When the light is on the computer in your vehicle has a code stored that the mechanic will use to determine what course of action to take.


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It is very common for ball joints to break and cause this kind of damage. Working at a repair shop I warn people all the time when the ball joints start to wear and have play that they NEED to be replaced. Honda would not be liable for this at all.


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Sounds like you might have a problem with your thermostat. I would recommend bringing it to a shop for cooling system diagnostics. If the vehicle is overheating it can cause major engine damage. Thermostats generally are not to spendy to replace.


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This happened on my truck as well. I work in a repair shop and what we found was that the cold weather was actually shrinking the intake gaskets allowing the engine to suck in too much air. Replacing those gaskets took care of the problem. This happened last winter and since repair we haven't had any problems this cold winter. (I'm from MN as well)


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Sounds to me like it could be tie rods or sway bar links.


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Is it AWD or 4WD? There is a big difference.


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No, there are only lower ball joints in the front and in the rear.


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