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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: 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: Why does my 92 Honda Accord break down after 20 minutes of driving?
June 20, 2012, 01:34 PM
Check "main" relay under dash by fuse box. Easy test (in quiet environment)... (1) turn key on til dash warning lights illuminate (2) watch 'check engine light', should here a click when light goes off . when the car doesn't start would be when you don't here a click when the light goes off. DON'T crank while watching light. Main relay is for fuel pump and can be 'heat sensitive'.many a fine distributor have been replaced because of this $#$^%^#% relay.
Question Answered: Car is throwing codes, how can i fix it?
June 20, 2012, 01:24 PM
Check your install. make sure you don't have any vacuum leaks or diconnected/plugged oem hoses.worst case re-install O.E.M., verify no problems with that install , then re- check requirements for swap ? pcm software changes etc.
Question Answered: where is the canister purge valve
June 20, 2012, 01:02 PM
That code (along with p1457) refer to entire sections of the evaporative system. Scanner , vacuum gauge ,service specs. recommended to diagnose so you don't spend more in un-needed parts.Most common part in my experience is the canister vent shut valve (CVS valve) which is on the end of the canister by the gas tank two phillips screws a two pin electrical connector and vacuum hose . Can be a nuisance to remove screws.
Question Answered: will disconected batt alter other elect components in vehicle?
June 20, 2012, 05:41 AM
If it's done properly you won't damage anything. you will lose your radio memory (station pre-sets)and clock will have to be reset. MAIN item is to have your radios anti-theft code available.a five digit number you need to enter when you power up the radio after re-connecting the battery.can be on a small white sticker in/around edges of glove box , also supposed to be in "service history" book first page by vin info .
Question Answered: this car starts and runs for 2 sec my fuel pressure is at 45 lbs and i replaced
June 19, 2012, 06:07 PM
Check for major vacuum leak(s).MAF
Question Answered: Water leak on driver's side floor, cannot find source.Car has not had damage.
June 19, 2012, 06:03 PM
Possible body seam improperly sealed.Does it only get wet when it rains? If so get a good (LED) flashlight to watch under dash (you might want to remove trim first for better view of upper corner)look from top down for dry water stains on backing of carpet/insulation .If nothing obvious , run a water hose on the outside of the windshield while watching inside AND listening for leak.Improvise and use common sense as to where best to direct water for the area you suspect the leak is from . also check for debris clogging drain tubes from windshield cowl(where the air enters for heat&a/c from outside).
Question Answered: No barke or tail lights
June 17, 2012, 07:35 PM
Check for broken wire(s)in harness in trunk area also check for proper ground circuit
Question Answered: Have a 96 Camry 2.2 4 cyl with engine code p0301. What is it?
June 17, 2012, 07:32 PM
P0301 means it's detecting a misfire in cyl. #1.what brand and who and when (mileage and date) put plugs coil cap and wires and did any of those parts show damage?Do you still have OEM intake setup ?
Question Answered: Would the timing chain on my 2003 honda element cause tbe pistons to break.
June 17, 2012, 06:35 PM
GET ANOTHER MECHANIC before you waste another dime .
Question Answered: what could cause steering to shake when brake is applied.
June 13, 2012, 10:37 AM
Front brake rotors are the most likely cause. Determine the cause before replacing parts. Uneven or over-torqueing the lug nuts could be the cause.Extended application of the brakes causing overheating could also cause warpage.Check steering linkage for any play while your there,loose/worn tie-rods may exagerate the vibration.
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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.
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