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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 passenger side air bag light keep coming on and off.
June 25, 2016, 08:10 PM
Is it an amber light indicating it is OFF? , do you drive with stuff on the seat, does it act the same with or without an adult passenger in it (over 65Lbs)?
Question Answered: Changed fuse panel on pass side. Now I have nothing
June 25, 2016, 08:08 PM
PLease define 'nothing' in volts or continuity , otherwise , sounds like a few things are unplugged or blown/missing fuses??
Question Answered: Car produces a deep rumple at 60 to 65 mph - approximately 2000 rpm. Cause?
June 25, 2016, 08:06 PM
dealer? Warranty?? TEST DRIVE WITH a technician and demonstrate the concern , to avoid them having your car all day and then telling you they heard nothing wrong!
Question Answered: My tires move when I grab them and shake
June 25, 2016, 08:03 PM
TOW to qualified repair/alignment shop!!
Question Answered: Replaced fuel pump. But still not getting fuel to front of the car
June 25, 2016, 08:02 PM
Just curious , but how have you verified that no fuel is "getting to the front'?
Question Answered: Why does my front end shake after 45 mlh
June 25, 2016, 08:00 PM
IF you can seriously move the tire/wheel while its on the ground , you may want to consider a tow truck to a qualified repair shop. Sounds like a tie-rod getting ready to fall apart. (deadly possibilities)
Question Answered: Front suspension noise over rough roads. Right passenger side - what could it be
June 25, 2016, 07:57 PM
Instead of you 'telling them ' what you think it is , request to go on a test drive with the tech that will be working on it and demonstrate the noise and conditions under which it occurs. Let him/her diagnose it , and when they tell you you need sway bar link(s) , ask to see(easy to show with vehicle in the air) , IF they suggest strut bearings/bushings are the culprit , I would suggest full assemblies not bits and pieces.I would also maybe suggest the diagnosis in righting and a guarantee of correct diagnosis or alternatives if it may (quite possible) be coming from multiple sources. Haven't seen to many noise issues yet on the 16 CR-Vs , how many miles on yours? (I work at a No. Va. Honda dealership).
Question Answered: Why does the fuel millage change per gallon?
June 25, 2016, 07:50 PM
IF you are referring to the 'instant' fuel economy readings , maybe the owners manual could explain better , but mileage per gallon will ALWAYS vary due to driving conditions (up hill , down hill , fast acceleration , slow easy take-offs, etc.
Question Answered: I replaced front rotors, calipers, pads at 40 mph I still get brake vibration.
June 25, 2016, 07:47 PM
Loose tie-rods? IF answer #1 is NOT the issue? Inferior quality or improperly stored brake rotors? Used to work with a guy who ALWAYS resurfaced brand new rotors because he said they'd always be warped(He always got the cheapest /lowest quality parts!!
Question Answered: Engine management light says turbo is faulty but mechanic has tried everything
June 25, 2016, 07:44 PM
What about the turbo , does it say is 'faulty'? What 'valves and hoses'?
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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.