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Jumped timing
Typically when the word jumped time is used, this means the timing belt is the issue. According to my information system, this motor is an interference motor. Which means when the belt breaks, it damages the pistons and valves. This...
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Timing belt broke.
Hi, thanks for writing in. This engine is listed as an interference motor. This means the engine is likely to bend the valves if the timing belt breaks. The only way to verify if the valves are bent is to...
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What causes the passenger side wheel to wobble as if loose when braking?
It is possible that you may have a lug nut loose. However, if this were the case, the wheel would wobble at all speeds and not just when braking. This may be more likely related to a warped brake rotor....
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The heater, radio and rear defroster stopped working. Check all fuses and they were fine. what else could it be?
If all of these issues began at the same time, it is possible that you have a bad ignition switch. Heat, Air Conditioning and I believe the radio are only powered with the key in the ON position. They will...
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Car shuts off while driving
Hello. Most of the time if the car just shuts right off then it is caused by a main relay that is failing or a distributor issue. I usually start by determining if the engine is losing spark or fuel...
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How often are you suppose to replace a new throttle sensor ?
The throttle position sensor (TPS) is only replaced if it tests bad. So there is no fixed replacement interval or "lifetime" for that part. They do occasionally fail though, in which case the Check Engine Light will illuminate with specific...
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running normal, dies after warm, will not start for appx 1hour
Hello. Though there are many reasons why this can occur, there are two common issues that will cause this on your vehicle. The most common cause being a failure in the distributor. It is common for the ignitor to fail...
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Hoses keep collapsing
When the radiator hoses are collapsing, this is due to a faulty radiator cap. I would recommend having the radiator cap tested to determine if it is functioning properly. If the radiator cap is malfunctioning, I would recommend having the...
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Honda Prelude 1993; Car won't start and I smell gas.
Hello. From what you are explaining it sounds like you may have a failing fuel injector. Most of the time when you have a running condition like this it is due to an issue with a fuel injector being stuck...
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The car wont go over 4000 rpms
Hi there. This sounds like the engine timing is off. Check the camshaft sensor and crankshaft sensor to see they are working. The computer has the engine in limp mode to keep the rpm's from going up. If the timing...
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Car overheated, now it won't start after cooling it down and putting more water in
Hey there. There are many things that can happen when your engine overheats. The worst of which is a blown cylinder head gasket. When this happens, the gasket between the cylinder and the engine block becomes compromised allowing engine oil...
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the car is stuck in first gear and wont shift
A certified mechanic from YourMechanic could perform a mobile no shift diagnostic right at your location in order to identify the cause. If, as you mention, the shift linkage feels loose there is a possibility of an easy to address...
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My car wont stay on
This may be related to a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at...
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Does the main relay also affect the turn signals?
Hi there. It sounds like you may have blown a fuse during your repair of the main relay. Check all your fuses and relays and replace them as necessary. Then, using an electrical wiring diagram, verify that the wiring harness...
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Car stalls while driving like once a month. Now the stalling out is happening a lot.
Hi there. "Bump starting" a car is much more difficult than it used to be in previous years. It's also more dangerous to internal ignition components including the crankshaft position sensor. Although it's difficult to tell you exactly why you're...
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Car cranks and turns but won't start 1996 Honda Prelude
Hello - I think there is a pretty good chance that your engine has seized due to a lack of oil. I suspect there is little compression due to piston rings seizing in the cylinder, and there is bearing damage...
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i need a suggestion for what to try next
Hi there. I would need to know if this is the factory alarm or an aftermarket alarm as it makes a big difference as to how the vehicle gets repaired. On this vehicle it is typically an aftermarket alarm that...
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I just had the clutch replaced on the car as well as some other work while driving back from the mechanic coolant was leaking
Your best bet is to promptly return to the shop while the repair is fresh in their minds and they will resolve it. If, though, you desire a second opinion, simply request a cooling system leak diagnostic through YourMechanic. To...
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My car pulls/jerks to right when I slow down.
If this is happening without pressing the brake pedal, this may be a sign of worn out wheel bearings. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing...
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Tranny fluid leaked out while driving.
Hi there. A transmission is a hydraulic system, which requires constant flow of fluid to operate the internal components inside. If you have transmission fluid that is leaking, you might want to first find out where the leak is coming...

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