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Should I still drive my car with a bad timing belt
In your application, which is referred to as an "interference engine", once it known that the timing belt is defective in any respect, it is recommended that you do not operate the engine at all until the belt is replaced....
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Clutch pedal goes to floor
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a fluid leak. Check the reservoir, and check the driver side foot well to see if the master cylinder is leaking. The slave cylinder may also be leaking at the gearbox. You...
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Car jerks when accelerating
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital information...
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Battery Keeps Dying
There are three possibilities, to start with: 1) there is a voltage drop in the wiring between the alternator and the battery; 2) the "parasitic" power draw occurs while the car is running, not so much while it is off,...
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Charging system failure.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have an issue with your charging system not maintaining the correct charge on the battery. This can be caused by a faulty alternator, bad wiring connection or in some cases a bad voltage...
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Rough idle on cold starts
When the engine is cold, the engine coolant temperature sensor must be working properly to signal the PCM to enrich the mixture on cold start. If there is a fault with that sensor, you can experience rough idle idle as...
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power steering fluid
A power steering fluid service should be done every 3-4 years. It was once an overlooked service but like any other fluid service (engine oil, transmission fluid, etc), the more frequently you change it, the more life you will get...
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Check engine code P0420 and P0420p consistently come up even after erased. Slight smell of fuel when car is stationary.
Diagnostic trouble code p0420 is for a catalyst efficiency below threshold. Meaning, the control module is receiving a signal that the oxygen sensor is reading a post converter signal that the catalytic converter isn't doing its job. This could be...
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Idling and stalling
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a MAP sensor that is malfunctioning as the reaction seems to correlate with the different loads put on the motor. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine load and generates a...
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Why is my car overheating? Bad water pump maybe?
Hi there. One of the easiest ways to diagnose an overheating problem is reviewing the symptoms. Since you indicated that the heater is blowing cool air, and the engine overheats; the problem is most likely caused by an obstruction inside...
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I hear a whining noise as my vehicle increases speed.
These types of noises can generally come from a faulted cv axle or badly worn wheel bearing on the vehicle. A cv axle with torn grease boots may make more noise during tight cornering and a worn wheel bearing will...
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Replaced Timing Belt/possible bent valve/misfiring in 3 out of 4 cylinders 2002 Honda Civic
Hello - if the timing belt was not replaced due to failure (and almost certain bent valve damage), it seems unlikely that simply replacing the belt/tensioner, idler, guides, etc. would cause the level of damage that is suggested. If compression...
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Car issues. I need help to determine what's wrong with it.
First you will need to test compression on all 4 cylinders with all of the spark plugs out and the ignition system disabled. If the compression is good on all of the cylinders, then the valves in cylinder 2 are...
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Honda civic coupe EX, 2004. Locked in park. Car won't turn on. Makes no attempt to turn over.
There is a gear position sensor associated with the transmission and shifter that only allows you to start the car when in park or neutral. Since you mention that the car started while the indicator said Drive, we can assume...
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honda civic 2005 overheating intermittently fluids are full. what might cause this. thought it might be thermostat
A sticking thermostat could cause the overheating you are describing. The intermittent cabin heat might be due to the coolant boiling, at times, and the resulting air pockets block coolant flow to the heater core in the dash. Engine overheating...
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Black Dash with no Crank on 2004 Honda Civic
Hi there. It is quite possible that your ignition lock cylinder has a mechanical glitch that is creating a massive electrical short once it's activated to the third ignition switch. In most cases, the best way to resolve this problem...
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My car overheats
Hello, thank you for writing in. The cooling system does not always rely on the overflow reservoir that you can see into. Most of the coolant is stored in the radiator when it is off. This is also known as...
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2001 honda civic ex and was driving down the highway and the car went into limp mode.
One of these codes is for a faulted signal from the intake air temperature sensor. Many newer vehicle have this sensor integrated into the mass air flow sensor and this code trips when the sensor offers a vehicle to the...
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Replaced water pump, radiator and thermostat car is still overheating. What can it be?
I'm sorry to hear about your overheating issues. There are a few possibilities that can cause an engine to overheat. The radiator, water pump, and thermostat are definite possibilities, but there are a few others that are possible also. A...
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I had a transmission put in three weeks ago. Car starts then shuts off killing battery aswell. Fuel pump & filter was changed too
Hi Dominique. The best thing about YourMechanic.com's professional mobile mechanics is that they come to you and take care of your car's issues on your schedule. Based on what you've listed above, the best way to begin to diagnose why...

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