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Possible AC compressor problem
Hi there. The pulley on the air conditioning compressor or another pulley could be the cause for the belt failing. Some vehicles have the accessories in locations where a shorter belt can be applied and the air conditioning compressor can...
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My engine is smoking white smoke
From what you've described, it sounds like you have a head gasket leaking into the engine cylinder and then out of the exhaust. I recommend having a compression test done to confirm this and see where exactly the leak is....
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Car shudders and loses power
Hi. There are a couple things that need to be checked out. There are various sensors on the car that help keep the engine running by giving it enough air to fully combust all of the fuel. Over time, the...
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Car will not start
Hi there. Thanks for writing into about the starting issues with your 1993 Honda Civic Del Sol. After reading your question, it appears that you might have a problem with the ignition switch itself if others are able to start...
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Rebuild transmission turbo charge
Hey, thanks for writing in about your 1993 Honda Civic del Sol. A full engine and transmission rebuild would be a very intensive job for anyone. This type of procedure requires a great amount of tools and knowledge about Honda...
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Clutch stuck first reverse
It definitely sounds like a clutch hydraulic issue where fluid is leaking by a seal on the master or slave cylinder until the cylinder heats up and the seal is restored. The clutch slave cylinder housing is closest to the...
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Replace small engine
The Del Sol's in 93 came with either the 1.5l or the 1.6l engine. Converting over another Honda engine can be done, but will require quite a bit of modification as the engine wiring harness and ECU would need to...
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Where is temperature sensor
The engine coolant temperature sensor should be located on the radiator hose fitting on the front of the engine. The connector is locked in place by a clip lock on the connector housing that needs to be depressed at the...
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Sensor under intake manifold
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1993 Honda Civic del Sol. Your friend was probably referring to a failed MAP sensor. It does reside under the intake manifold and can cause mixture issues resulting in RPM surges. One...
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Possible faulty throwout bearing
Hi, the bearing begins spinning as soon as you begin pressing on the clutch pedal so there would be a grinding noise the whole time you are applying pressure to the pedal. It shouldn't affect driveability too much, just create...
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Different start up every time the 1995 Honda Del Sol is turned on
First thing you'd want to do is get your battery and alternator tested. Lots of places do it free. A lot of auto-part stores just go and get them tested. Odds are that your battery or your alternator is not...
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My car won't turn on.
Hi there. There may be a few electrical gremlins causing this problem, but at first glance I'd wager that the problem is with your ignition cylinder. Sometimes the components inside the key tumbler will become clogged with dirt, debris, dust...
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Car unlocked but can't open because both outside handles are broken.
Hi there. What a predicament. You may need to have a locksmith or one of our technicians assist you with opening the door on the inside from outside the vehicle. It sounds like the clips that hold the actuator rods/cables...
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Car won't shift while it is running - 1995 Honda Civic del Sol
Hi there. The shift rail fork on the shifter is bent. Remove the rubber boot to the shifter and remove the bolts to the shifter to take it off of the transmission. Remove the shifter from the transmission. Check the...
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Will not start. Acts as if it's not getting gas.
As you may know, the motor requires a very precise mixture of fuel and air in order for it to run properly. When the fuel injectors are not spraying an even, uniform pattern of fuel, this causes an imbalance in...
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Clunking noise
What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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My car has sat for 3 years in a garage without turning over... what should be done now?
I would definitely take a few precautions if the engine has not been started for that long. - Change the oil & filter - Change the coolant - Drain the fuel system and refill with fresh gas - Remove the...
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Starting
Hi there. If you're having issues starting your car and want to ensure the issue is diagnosed quickly and correctly, it would be a good idea to have a professional mechanic complete a car is hard to start inspection. ...
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Automatic?
Hi there. If you are wondering if your transmission is an automatic or manual, the easiest way to determine this is if you have a third pedal near your feet. This would be the clutch pedal and is used to...
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i was driving my car on the freeway and it started to decelerate then it died could it be the map sensor or throttle position sens
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with the throttle or its position sensor, the MAP senor, the mass airflow sensor, or the idle air control valve. With that being said, you can remove the...

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