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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?
Question Answered: engine size
January 07, 2010, 05:54 PM
Hey you have lots of options but remember, most of the options mean you will not be able to pass emissions testing (if you have them where you are). Lots of my drift friends are running SR20det swaps in their S13's and S14's. 200-300+ hp at the wheels is very possible with the SR but it does require the right tune. You might need custom engine management depending on your power goals. KA turbos can make tons of power too with a good tune, and they make great torque since they're a 2.4 The RB25 and RB26 are the inline 6's from the Skylines. Those are wild swaps too, less common. In California, you can usually find an SR with trans and uncut harness for under 2500. McKinney Motorsports makes complete swap kits and are known in the Datsun Z community for their RB motor mounts for 240Z and 280Z's. http://www.mckinneymotorsports.com/ Also check out http://zilvia.net/ and http://forums.nicoclub.com/ and search search search. There is a mountain of info between those sites. HybridZ.org has tons of engine specific info on tuning, but not really specific to your S13. Good luck!
Question Answered: Knocking in Lower Engine
January 05, 2010, 10:20 AM
If it is truly not a rod knock, I would be looking at the timing chain. Get a timing light on and watch the timing advance. If it isn't stable, there's a good chance the timing chain is loose. With the advance floating around, this could be why you don't have power. Use a long length of hose as a stethoscope to try and isolate the location of the knocking/ticking. A long screwdriver works well for this too. One end goes in your ear and the other can be placed on the part or area. Be careful of the spinning fan!!
Problem Reported: AC System Leaks Refrigerant
January 11, 2011, 04:05 PM
<p>O-rings in the quick connect fittings commonly allow <a id="ce_2" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/refrigerant-r12-r134a">refrigerant</a> to leak from the AC System. The o-rings at system quick connect fittings should be replaced.</p>
Problem Reported: Ticking Noise from Heater Blower When Fan Is On
January 11, 2011, 04:04 PM
<p>Internal <a id="ce_78" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/heater-blower-motor">heater blower motor</a> 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.</p>
Problem Reported: The Horn Will Not Work Intermittently
January 11, 2011, 04:03 PM
<p>The horn may not work sometimes. A higher than appropriate horn voltage can cause switch damage and a <a id="ce_10342" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/relay">relay</a> kit should be installed to moderate voltage and maintain functionality.</p>
Problem Reported: Buzzing Noise from Exhaust at Different Engine Speeds
January 11, 2011, 04:01 PM
<p>If a buzzing noise is coming from the exhaust at different engine speeds and conditions, this is commonly caused by the heat shields on <a id="ce_65" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/catalytic-converter">catalytic converters</a> 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.</p>
Problem Reported: Automatic Transmission Shifts Hard
January 11, 2011, 04:00 PM
<p>If the throttle lever is out of adjustment, or the grommets are missing / broken at the throttle or transmission, the <a id="ce_9527" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/automatic-transmission">automatic transmission</a> can shift hard. Replace the grommets as needed and adjust the throttle lever.</p>
Problem Reported: Speedometer Operation Affected and Poor Transmission Shift Quality
January 11, 2011, 03:59 PM
<p>The vehicle may lose vehicle speed signal, which can affect speedometer operation and <a id="ce_9527" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/automatic-transmission">transmission</a> 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.</p>
Problem Reported: AC System Leaks Refrigerant
January 11, 2011, 03:57 PM
<p>O-rings in the quick connect fittings commonly allow <a id="ce_2" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/refrigerant-r12-r134a">refrigerant</a> to leak from the AC System. The o-rings at system quick connect fittings should be replaced.</p>
Problem Reported: Ticking Noise from Heater Blower When Fan Is On
January 11, 2011, 03:53 PM
<p>Internal <a id="ce_78" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/heater-blower-motor">heater blower motor</a> 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.</p>
Problem Reported: The Horn Will Not Work Intermittently
January 11, 2011, 03:51 PM
<p>The horn may not work sometimes. A higher than appropriate horn voltage can cause switch damage and a <a id="ce_10342" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/relay">relay</a> kit should be installed to moderate voltage and maintain functionality.</p>
Problem Reported: Buzzing Noise from Exhaust at Different Engine Speeds
January 11, 2011, 03:46 PM
<p>If a buzzing noise is coming from the exhaust at different engine speeds and conditions, this is commonly caused by the heat shields on <a id="ce_65" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/catalytic-converter">catalytic converters</a> 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.</p>
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