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my friend ran over a curb with a lowered car and now the car wont move. its manual and when you put it in any gear it wont move. a
Hello. It sounds like when the vehicle hit you also had a cv axle failure. Any suspension damage can change the angle at which the axle sits causing it to either fail or pop out of the transmission. I would...
Bubbling behind dashboard when starting car
Hi There, It sounds like you may have air bubbles in your cooling system. Typically, this is easily fixed by having the cooling system flushed. The heater core is also located behind the dashboard in your vehicle which is likely...
Engine idle problem but doesnt match the code on the check engine
The engine idle fluctuation may be caused by a number of things, bit is most commonly associated with the idle air control valve either being dirty or damaged, which may also cause the other code (P0420) to be triggered. The...
Engine revs up and down when in park and sometimes in drive/reverse; have replaced IAC valve, and the map sensor 1998 Honda Prelude
Hi there - the P0505 code you are getting indicates a problem with the idle air control circuitry. Since you have replaced the IAC valve, this could still be a problem with the connectors or wiring to the IAC. There...
Condensor fan is operating for the cooling fan
If you can turn on the fan by jumping the relay, then it should be wired up correctly. It might be that the temp sensor that was replaced was not the one for the fan. Early cars had several temp...
Honda prelude 1996
You're probably right about the cooling system. There may be a slow leak that evaporates as it leaks, so you don't see any puddles. You need to have the cooling system pressure tested to locate the leak. The shaking is...
My engine and exhaust are pulsing when my car is at idle.
Without knowing the exact setup done with the new carburetors I would suspect there is a carburetor setup issue and may need adjustments to the idle jets sizes since it may be running too lean or too rich at idle....
Q: Car won't start
If the starter motor is turning the engine over rapidly, at sufficient RPM, but the engine does not catch and run, that means that there is an ignition, fuel, air induction, or mechanical fault in the engine that will have...
Let me reiterate. The starter, alternator, battery, all that goodness is fine. The motor suddenly bogged really hard while idling
Usually turning over and cranking are the same thing unless you physically turned it over with a breaker bar. If not, it is possible that the engine could be seized up.
Considering buying a 1999 Prelude with mechanical issues and then having them repaired. Should I?
Hi There, There are a number of things that may cause a motor to knock, some of which may be major and some of which may be minor. Unfortunately, without inspecting the vehicle, it may be tough to determine whether...
Q: Rpm
Good afternoon. Thanks for submitting your question today. Usually, when a car starts initially, the RPM will hover around 1,300 - 1,500 - as the idle control valve opens up slightly to allow the engine to warm up quicker. When...
Speedo jumping and car stutters and cuts out upon acceleration
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...
Q: Losing power
The exhaust leak should be repaired first. Leaking carbon monoxide is bad for your health and could be deadly. In addition, exhaust leaks can cause engine malfunctions, particularly if an O2 sensor is affected. So, you should first have the...
Cat back with h22a4 resulted in some power loss .
Hello, thanks for writing in. When you upgrade the exhaust size to that extent, you create further issues with the power supply. Now you should turn your attention to increasing the amount of airflow into the engine. This may mean...
I have a burning smell coming from the fuse box under my steering column on my 98 prelude
A burning smell from the electrical system is an indication of a short and may pose a fire hazard. I recommend not driving the vehicle and disconnecting the battery until you have located the short. Have a mechanic like one...
97 prelude h22a4. Injectors won't pulse
This may happen for a number of reasons such as a bad fuel injector relay, a faulty camshaft position sensor or potentially, a faulty connection to the fuel injector harness. The camshaft position sensor measures the rotational position of the...
I have a 98’ Honda Prelude 5 speed manual trans. I am having issues shifting into 3rd gear when speeding up.
The adjustment of the clutch linkage cable should be checked and verified but the likelihood is the synchronizers are worn, or other internal transmission fault exists, if you are able to shift normally at low speeds but not at high...
The car won't start, it shutters I'm not sure if it's an oil problem or spark plug problem
Hi Galen. Thanks for contacting us today. The first thing I would do is check the oil level to ensure this is not the problem. If your oil level is good, and the oil is clean (meaning it does not...
metallic smell from under dash after fuse blew out for interior lights
Smoke is worrisome as electrical faults do cause fires. Seems like you had smoke only so you are lucky. Obviously, don't put back a higher capacity (that is, "incorrect") fuse as such will allow too much current to flow on...
battery dashboard light comes on and off
The "battery" light is actually the charging system warning light. It means that the charging voltage is low. Most often it indicates a problem with the alternator, but there can be other causes as well. If the alternator is not...

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