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IS IT SAFE TO DRIVE WHEN THE EPS LIGHT BIS ON??
I really can't tell you that YES it is or NO it is not safe to drive. But I would say that if the steering does not feel right, it would be a safer option to have it towed. ...
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i already took off the wheel hub and bought the wheel bearing so how much would you charge to exchange the wheel bearing?
Hi there. If you would like one of our mobile mechanics to come to your location and complete the service, please fill out this request for a wheel bearing replacement; as we need further information for you in order to...
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No crank no start
Hi there. If you were driving, and the engine revved high during a gear change and you heard a "pop" or "bang", it's quite possible that either a drive or serpentine belt broke, or worse, internal engine damage occurred. Regardless,...
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Three of my Civic's power windows fail to operate simultaneously. are they having the same power switch problem?
Hello, thank you for writing in. At first it sounds as if the "child locks" have been turned on, make sure this is not the case. The power for the windows comes from the main and under dash fuse boxes,...
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TRANSMISSION PROBLEM
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like possibly low transmission fluid or a bad speed sensor or potentially a faulty transmission control module, which also controls the speed sensors. The transmission control module has various sensors such as vehicle...
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Why would there be smoke coming from under my hood and now my car does not shift 2001 Honda Civic
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. The first thing that needs to be determined is where the smoke is coming from. That may be directly related to the shifting if it is due to leaking transmission...
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honda civic lx wont start
Initially, the goal would be to get the car running but it sounds like there may be some unresolved engine faults based on your mention of the multiple diagnostic codes that were downloaded. A Code Scanner should be used to...
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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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