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My car won't go past 20mph. I've gotten the codes, battery, alternator check. But after jump starting battery everything is fine.
Hi there. The job of the battery is to provide electrical power to start the engine or power accessories when the vehicle is not running. When the vehicle is running, the alternator takes over the job of supplying power. Due...
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Having an overheating problem with my civic. Changed thermostat and other stuff but still overheating
Hi there. Although this is just a guess, it's possible that you might have an obstruction in the heater core of your 2004 Honda Civic. Here is a quick way to find out if this is true. When you car...
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How much is a shift linkage replacement
Hi there. It really depends on whether the pin itself is damaged or if the shift linkage or shift cable is damaged. If it's a minor repair, budget $200 to $350 for most local shops. If it's replacing the shift...
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Smoke from engine and exhaust
This is very likely due to a leaking valve cover gasket. When a valve cover gasket leaks oil, the oil will land on the hot exhaust and burn. This is what causes the smoke. In severe cases, the engine may...
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Black smoke from engine
It is possible that your valve cover gasket is leaking. If the valve cover gasket is leaking, this can cause oil to leak on to the exhaust. This will cause the leaked oil to burn off on the exhaust and...
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Car won't start even after a jump. Things turn on, engine cranks but won't start.
The problem sounds like the battery is too low to crank the engine and was most likely caused by the alternator not charging. You should have battery fully charged for at least 15 minutes and then see if it cranks...
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There's no power to the whole fuse area.. including the horn and car won't start.battery is good.could this be a dead alternator?
Hi There, I would start by checking the connections to the battery to be sure the cables all have proper connection to the battery as well as the ground. Additionally, check the power to the fuse box to determine where...
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Sporadically overheating
Hi There, It sounds like you may possibly have a blown head gasket, but performing a compression test will certainly help to narrow this down. A compression test will indocate how much compression (PSI) is present in each cylinder. If...
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Car stalls and cuts off after being in reverse
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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Check engine light came on.was told it was a TDC sensor drove to a shop and the light disappeared It's been 3 days now
If the TDC (top dead center) sensor malfunctions it will likely cause the symptom your car experienced. And, if that sensor (or the circuit) was the cause of the stuttering, then obviously you have an intermittent issue because the car...
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Check engine light came on then off
The check engine light comes on when the computer detects a component or sensor is out of range with signal back to computer. The computer will put on the light and if the problem goes away for a certain amount...
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2003 Honda civic ex is over heating but i have replaced the radiator, radiator fan and thermostat but the car
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...
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After taking car to car wash there was water in trunk and my back glass looked like it had condinsation in it
Hi there. When water leaks into the vehicle it is due to a window seal or door seal that is worn out. Since a car wash typically uses high pressure water to clean the vehicle, water can leak into the...
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Recently, shifter has started to get stiff when trying to change gears. It's normally smooth, what are the possible problems?
Hi there. Under most circumstances, a new clutch is typically adjusted after an initial break in period, so it's quite possible that your stiff shifting issue is due to a minor clutch adjustment. It's also common for professional mechanics to...
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My car keep over heating
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...
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Strut replacement
Hi There, Replacing both struts as a result of one of them leaking is more of a preventative measure rather than one of necessity. As you may have noticed, pricing may vary depending on the shop you go to for...
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Hello, is there a certain kind of coil pack that i should use for a 03 honda civic
There are different coil manufacturers and not all are great. I like quality products like DENSO since they make quality products. As far as your stalling you may have other issues that cause no spark and may not be the...
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when i put my car in drive and start it , it will start but when its in park and i start it doesn't start why
Hi there. This is typically an indicator of a damaged safety switch underneath the shifter. However, it could also be caused by a wiring or electrical glitch in the ignition system or transmission shift solenoid. It would be best to...
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overheating maybe
If you do not have any external leaks and have to keep adding coolant due to getting low then you most likely have a leaking head gasket and would need to have a pressure leak test to see if head...
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Hard to start and running rough after replacing camshaft sensor and crankshaft sensor.
Hi there. If you replaced the two sensors, but did not replace the electrical harnesses that attach them to the ECU, this could the source of the hard to start issue. It is also common for a vacuum line to...

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