Andy Y

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Question Answered: REPAIR
June 30, 2011, 04:42 PM
Those are the maintenance codes. B is oil change, 1 is tire rotation, and 3 is replace transmission fluid I believe. The maintenance codes should be in your owner's manual and Honda Owners Link (website) explains them
Question Answered: high brake rear bulb replacement on "EX" model
June 30, 2011, 04:39 PM
The EX models have LED high mount brake lights. I believe you need to replace the light unit. Mine is strange, it will work in cold weather but stop above 55-60 degrees
Question Answered: horsepower
December 07, 2010, 02:01 PM
Anything that makes the engine run more efficiently, or work less hard can improve your gas mileage. In other words the correct weight synthetic oil, reducing weight (take all the junk out of the bed, remove un-used rear seat), and/or lighter wheel/tire combo. A free-er flowing (and emissions compliant) intake and exhaust can help assuming you don't take a liking to the new sounds and use the skinny pedal more vigorously. Of course, the cost of an intake/exhaust may offset any savings you might see in miles per gallon. I suggest next time you're ready for tires, look at the different weights of the tires. Manufacturers publish this information. A difference of 2-5 pounds per tire can have an impact on how the truck drives, accelerates, and the gas mileage.
Question Answered: my driver and passenger side floor boards are wet
September 27, 2010, 04:11 PM
Does it have a sweet smell like coolant? That could be the heater core leaking. If it smells like regular water, it could be your heater box drains are plugged and the water is overflowing from the heater box. Your windshield seal is in good condition?
Question Answered: Ma toyota a une hausse de temperature apres qq kilometres
April 29, 2010, 10:08 AM
Pardonez moi, Je n'ai pas parlé de francais pour beaucoup des annees. J'utilise le traducteur Google pour vous aider. Inspectez votre huile de contamination du liquide de refroidissement. Il ressemblera à la mayonnaise ou de lait si du liquide de refroidissement a fui dans l'huile. Cela peut sembler vert ou brun. Votre mécanicien peut pression d'épreuve le système de refroidissement pour détecter les fuites. Si les chutes de pression et vous ne voyez pas une fuite externe, il peut être joint de culasse.
Question Answered: 2006 Honda Civic Engine Crack Issue
March 24, 2010, 04:06 PM
Where is the block damaged? Did a piece of block come off at the motor mount?
Question Answered: distibuter
March 18, 2010, 11:06 AM
Distributor installation on the 18R, 20R, and 22R is pretty sensitive. If it's a tooth off, it will not run right, and if it's more, it likely won't run at all. When you pulled out the old one did you set the engine to top dead center (TDC)? You will need to turn the engine to TDC, and make sure it's on a compression stroke. Now when you install the distributor, make sure the rotor is pointing at the #1 spark plug wire. Once it's running you can set your timing with an advance light. The emissions label under the hood usually has the timing spec
Question Answered: oil change 2003 sl 500 problems
January 14, 2010, 03:11 PM
Was it over-filled the last time it was changed? I am not sure how it would suddenly be over-filled if nothing has been added... are you sure it's not the oil level sensor? Does your Mercedes have a dip stick for the engine oil? I am aware of the transmissions using a tamper plug on the dip stick tube... what color is the oil that you've siphoned?
Problem Reported: AC System Leaks Refrigerant
January 11, 2011, 04:05 PM

O-rings in the quick connect fittings commonly allow refrigerant to leak from the AC System. The o-rings at system quick connect fittings should be replaced.

Problem Reported: Ticking Noise from Heater Blower When Fan Is On
January 11, 2011, 04:04 PM

Internal heater blower motor issues can cause a ticking noise from the heater blower when the fan is on. To correct this concern, replace the heater blower motor with a revised unit.

Problem Reported: The Horn Will Not Work Intermittently
January 11, 2011, 04:03 PM

The horn may not work sometimes. A higher than appropriate horn voltage can cause switch damage and a relay kit should be installed to moderate voltage and maintain functionality.

Problem Reported: Buzzing Noise from Exhaust at Different Engine Speeds
January 11, 2011, 04:01 PM

If a buzzing noise is coming from the exhaust at different engine speeds and conditions, this is commonly caused by the heat shields on catalytic converters coming loose at points. The buzzing is the metal on metal contact. Installing a large worm clamp around the catalytic converter and heat shield assembly will prevent the noise and secure the shields.

Problem Reported: Automatic Transmission Shifts Hard
January 11, 2011, 04:00 PM

If the throttle lever is out of adjustment, or the grommets are missing / broken at the throttle or transmission, the automatic transmission can shift hard. Replace the grommets as needed and adjust the throttle lever.

Problem Reported: Speedometer Operation Affected and Poor Transmission Shift Quality
January 11, 2011, 03:59 PM

The vehicle may lose vehicle speed signal, which can affect speedometer operation and transmission shift quality. Most often the Vehicle Speed Sensor is faulty, however, at times, the driven gear inside the transmission is at fault. Replace the Vehicle Speed sensor and inspect the driven gear upon sensor removal.

Problem Reported: AC System Leaks Refrigerant
January 11, 2011, 03:57 PM

O-rings in the quick connect fittings commonly allow refrigerant to leak from the AC System. The o-rings at system quick connect fittings should be replaced.

Problem Reported: Ticking Noise from Heater Blower When Fan Is On
January 11, 2011, 03:53 PM

Internal heater blower motor issues can cause a ticking noise from the heater blower when the fan is on. To correct this concern, replace the heater blower motor with a revised unit.

Problem Reported: The Horn Will Not Work Intermittently
January 11, 2011, 03:51 PM

The horn may not work sometimes. A higher than appropriate horn voltage can cause switch damage and a relay kit should be installed to moderate voltage and maintain functionality.

Problem Reported: Buzzing Noise from Exhaust at Different Engine Speeds
January 11, 2011, 03:46 PM

If a buzzing noise is coming from the exhaust at different engine speeds and conditions, this is commonly caused by the heat shields on catalytic converters coming loose at points. The buzzing is the metal on metal contact. Installing a large worm clamp around the catalytic converter and heat shield assembly will prevent the noise and secure the shields.

Car Review: 1991 Jeep Wrangler
January 16, 2009, 04:21 PM
What can I say? It's a Jeep and the short wheelbase makes for a stiff ride. I LOVE the torque from the 4.0L HO engine but it eats gas like it's going out of style. Oil leaks everywhere mostly fixed now... valve cover gasket, pinion seals, diff covers, transmission oil pan gasket, and oil cooler lines. After test driving some soft tops I'm really happy with the hard top, it's much quieter and seals much better.
Car Review: 1994 Ford Ranger
January 16, 2009, 04:12 PM
This truck was damn near bullet proof. I kept up with the oil and coolant changes and air filters it never had any problems. I had the 3.0L V6 with the automatic transmission... it felt a little underpowered but it was dependable. It always had that power steering whine but my old Taurus did too. I sold it with 190,000 miles on the clock and it was still going strong, passed smog no problem when sold.
Car Review: 2007 Honda Civic
September 25, 2008, 03:15 PM
This was my first new car and I love my car! I had the problem with my sun visors and the dealer took care of me. I've had one leak from my timing chain tensioner cover (warranty) and I just replaced the tires. With the synthetic oil I'm getting 33-35 mpg each tank! Sometimes the AC takes a little long to get cold but I'm really nit picking
Comment: Ferrari 275 GTB: Rendezvous in Paris
May 13, 2009, 11:28 AM
Awesome, nothing sounds like an Italian V12
Comment: One Car We Will Never Have on RepairPal
February 03, 2009, 03:09 PM
Awesome! I want one! It'll look great next to my rock crawler Great picture! nice blue-bird day in the valley
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