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Magic button is 'standard' on all cars now......It is under the left side of dash , just to the right of the steering column. Use 12 guage (double barrel works best) to 're-set'! . . . retired . . stupidity is not chosen , but BEING stupid IS.............
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Question Asked: ran out of oil , started knocking and squeaking. Shop put a 'crank kit' in it . Now , when i put the key in it and turn it , it runs. What else can be done for this?
May 26, 2016, 11:31 AM
Shop put a 'crank kit' in it . Now , when i put the key in it and turn it , it runs. What else can be done for this?
Question Asked: car continues to run with key in 'on' position
January 16, 2016, 10:37 PM
Every time I start the car , it stays running until I turn the key off. The tachometer will stay in the red area whenever I manually put it in 1st gear and hold the gas pedal to the floor. I don't understand what is wrong with this piece of junk!!! No smoke or knocking , only has 382,590 miles on it , Oh boo-hoo!! Can somebody PLEASE tell me what to do with this useless information , or should I just repeatedly repost and not bother checking for responses????
Question Asked: Car runs and moves when key is on and in drive, what could that be??
September 12, 2015, 06:32 PM
Also , sometimes when going over little hills , on country roads , usually over 75-80 MPH , it will fee like it is going air-born and thump sometimes. Motor will only red-line when I put it in 1st gear (auto trans) manually and even then , it will only go up to 6500 rpms I can hold it there for miles , and it will not blow up ? What could be the problem???? Also the transmission ring gear has about a half inch of free-play (pulled cover off to inspect 2 years/100,000 miles ago) makes loud knock if it up-shifts while coasting. No matter what I do I cannot get it to fall apart??? What do you suggest??? Pass. side axle has been popping for about 65,000 miles , boot is broken , no grease , what should I do I can't pull it apart unless it breaks! HELP!!!
Question Asked: Hit curb while parking ,now steers funny and I think the wheels not role right
October 31, 2014, 02:51 PM
what should I do? NEED HELP ASAP!!!
Question Asked: PUSHROD , GLOBALHELPER, CSUBAK30...Hard to start after sitting hot 15-30 minutes
October 24, 2014, 11:44 AM
First time stranded , replaced inertia switch and that seemed to work for a few days , then started extended cranking no start , until I let it cool down 10 minutes (if that) and cycle key to 'run' position several times , until I hear fuel pump kick in. Then it starts right up. Haven't located a diagram yet , but would a relay either before or after the inertia switch cause these symptoms?
Question Asked: Couldn't find timing chain replacement on estimator
September 03, 2013, 12:29 PM
Seems like , from the you-tube videos I've found , it's more like an engine over-haul job when you do it......Pushrod , what would that run in your neck of the woods? Thanks for any input, just got it (for free) 220K, 1 year old jasper trans,engine nice and quiet and strong body very clean, 1 owner (Friends of ours).... sorry globalhelper , your about 3000 miles to far (I'm afraid the tow truck wouldn't make it!
Question Asked: car is actually an 89 but selection list doesn't go back to that 2.2L CARB eng.
October 04, 2012, 08:03 AM
Occasionally , when cold or hot , the oil, battery lights flicker very briefly and the chime for key in ignition will ding simultaniously with lights. Oil level good, pressure tested @ 17-20PSI @ idle. Honda online info doesn't go back this far anymore(dealership-sad) Anybody have wiring info on this to see if there is a common ground that could be faulty? It has up-graded (recall) ignition switch in it and I've checked that for burnt contacts -looks OK. ?help?
Question Asked: changing starter on my friends MINI
July 27, 2012, 01:04 PM
Haven't looked anything up yet but wondered if anyone has any tips? Should I just shoot myself? Should I bring some dynamite? Thanks. Wisecracks/ jokes about the car are OK too , since it isn't mine!
Question Asked: Flooring the gas , van moves faster than usual and changes gears like it should
June 25, 2012, 05:23 PM
I HATE this van , but I can't get another car 'til this one blows up. I haven't done any service to it in over 11,000 miles no topping off fluids or anything. drive it like hell but the damn thing keeps going AAAARRRGH!!!!! HELP ME BLOW UP MY VAN! Only catch is I can't purposely drain the fluids , and running out of gas or crashing it doesn't count.
Question Answered: My van will not go any where in drive or reverse. When in park I am able to push
July 25, 2016, 08:51 PM
WITH the parking brake on and a helpers foot on the brake pedal AND (best) front end up on jack stands, have it running and put it in gear , watch for movement of either axle shaft , maybe outboard joint is stripped. No strange noise?
Question Answered: Car turns over but won't start timeing belt is good what else should I look for
July 25, 2016, 08:48 PM
HOW did you PROVE that the timing belt is good? Remove cover(s) and verify correct position and no stripped teeth?
Question Answered: Replaced crankshaft sensor but car still wont start
July 25, 2016, 08:41 PM
What 'machine'?....
Question Answered: When I am driving in d5 gear, d5 blinks continually.
July 25, 2016, 08:40 PM
You have 'fault(s) in the transmission , you should get the codes read (NOT at a parts store , that will not read trans codes in many cases. Go to someplace like AAMCO , better chance there! THEN post the code(s) here and I can fill you in on Honda suggestions(SAME trans.) Most of the time it's a clutch pressure switch , not to bad .
Question Answered: hybrid battery pack replacement
July 25, 2016, 08:33 PM
The software controlling ALL the functions in the hybrid system , are 'vehicle and BATTERY specific'- Best chance you have , is to hope that you can get a competent and motivated technician to research and find the combination you have and which of the many programs may work. May not work at all , but getting all the components to 'see' each other correctly , is your only chance(as far as what I've seen). Good luck!
Question Answered: when I drive it just dies won't start for a couple minutes then it goes
July 24, 2016, 09:01 PM
How frequently? Miles / minutes... Any check engine light?
Question Answered: check air bag system message stays on. Ive changed the module and its still on
July 24, 2016, 08:55 PM
What 'module' did you change? Did you change the SRS 'control unit? IF yes , that will need to be programmed. The question is WHY did you change it , ANY deployment?
Question Answered: What does mean charger maintenance service required battery, fuses or alternator
July 24, 2016, 08:53 PM
Now , would be as good a time as any , to have the CHARGING SYSTEM tested. Voltage failures will likely be the cause of ALL the warning lights.
Question Answered: My lx not getting spark. replaced distributor, main relay and cranksensor. Help?
July 24, 2016, 08:47 PM
Any DTCs set? Have you checked(tested) ALL fuses under hood and under dash??
Question Answered: Vehicle crank but no start. Replaced 3 dizzy assembly already any check need?
July 23, 2016, 09:33 PM
What is a 'dizzy' assembly??
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Comment: Love and Drive the Car That Is Paid For
July 05, 2012, 12:09 PM
Very vague and good style to scare someone into repairs.I've seen that type of visual tactic used to scare uneducated people into many unnecessary repairs over the span of 30 years.Seeing is believing? YEAH. JUST MY OPINION. What other info was the client given?What about the newer T/Cs with hydraulic tensioners etc.?I'm sorry I'm such a sceptic ,and I apologize for sounding offensive , I'm just very defensive of the consumer.
Comment: Tire Pressure Monitor Systems Explained
July 05, 2012, 11:49 AM
First , I would like to agree with the comments regarding the safety aspects of having TPMS on cars.Second ,working at a dealership and being paid on a flat rate basis , I can't stand having to waste time on checking peoples air pressure (when that's all they come in for!). In most owners manuals ,to this day , it still states to check fluid levels and tire pressures at each fill up. Whatever happened to OWNER RESPONSIBILITY? IF it's so simple , that we should do it for free , then why isn't it simple enough for the owner? This IS just my opinion.