rdude135

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Question Answered: ATF Fill Bolt Stuck
April 17, 2010, 06:43 PM
I have not had one so tight that I couldn't get it off with a breaker bar. An impact gun might take it off. In a worse case scenario you could fill it through the dipstick tube. You would have to get a small funnel to fit and it would take some time but it can be done.
Question Answered: no hot air from heater
April 17, 2010, 06:40 PM
Also check the hot water valve to make sure it's opening.
Question Answered: Life expectancy of rear brake pads
April 17, 2010, 06:39 PM
I usually see the rear brake pads wear out on the 08 Accords sooner than 25K. Brake pad wear is determined by pad construction, vehicle weight, driving habits and terrain (hills). The new replacement pads from Honda have a spring that is installed between the pads to help with wear.
Question Answered: FRONT COMPLIANCE BUSINGS STATING TO CRAK
April 17, 2010, 06:35 PM
This is a common issue that I see on Honda's with compliance bushings. I tell my customers that we will monitor their condition until they need replacement. I usually see them needing replacement between 75K to 100K. This is considered normal wear and tear.
Question Answered: hydrallics in tailgate door
April 03, 2010, 07:03 AM
Your Honda is covered for 3 years or 36,000 miles for defects in manufacturing. Some items are covered for longer and you can find out by looking in your owners manual or calling your local Honda dealer. If it is a failed part due to a manufacturing defect and withing the time and mileage restrictions it's covered under Honda's warranty. I'll assume that this is a manual rear hatch and that there has been no tampering or accident damage to the vehicle. When the rear hatch won't stay open it's because the pressure in the tailgate supports has diminished. Replacing the supports will take care of the issue.
Question Answered: low beams dont work
April 03, 2010, 06:55 AM
I always start with a voltmeter and an electrical schematic and start checking voltages. The parking lights and high beams are on a separate circuit. To my knowledge there is no common issue with Pilots low beams not working. The only way to find out is to get an electrical troubleshooting manual, use a voltmeter to trace where the problem is.
Question Answered: Check Engine Light caused by Low Oil?
April 03, 2010, 06:48 AM
Low oil can cause a check engine light but the only way to find out is to see what the diagnostic code is and what it relates to. Without knowing what the issue is it's difficult to make a call on driving the car.
Question Answered: BRAKE PROBLEM
April 03, 2010, 06:45 AM
This issue can happen when some other fluid other than brake fluid is introduced into the system. Typically automatic transmission fluid is mistakenly put in the master cylinder but I have seen other fluids cause the same symptoms. If the master cylinder has not been replaced then I would look for some type of contamination.
Question Answered: red image warning lights
March 18, 2010, 05:06 PM
This is the SRS light and this means that there is an issue with the airbag system on your vehicle.
Question Answered: my driver side door will not open with remote
February 21, 2010, 08:02 AM
There is either an issue with the multiplex unit not supplying power to the drivers power door lock actuator or the actuator is bad. The audio system may be covered under Honda's warranty. You might want to check with your local dealer to see if they will cover it.
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Car Review: 2000 Honda Civic
October 07, 2008, 04:30 PM
This EX Civic has been a good car. The interior has held up well, but the paint on the hood shows signs of checking. The steering wheel shakes when I step on the brakes and that has been an issue since I can remember. The clutch and drive train have worked flawlessly. With over 150K on the car the engine uses oil, and I have to keep a close eye on the level. Overall the car has been great. I definitely will purchase another Honda when I look for another car.
Car Review: 2001 Toyota Tacoma
October 07, 2008, 04:17 PM
This Tacoma has been an exceptionally reliable truck. Comfortable and quiet inside (still after 100K), nice factory Toyota sound system. Consistent good gas mileage for a truck (24MPG). Manual trans started to make a whine noise around 90K, other than that this Tacoma has been absolutely flawless. Considering how I beat up the things I drive this truck has taken it and asked for more. Great job Toyota! I would certainly purchase another one.
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