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Car shuts off still like battery is dead, new alternator and battery

The output of the charging system should be verified as well as the charge status of the "new" battery. Batteries purchased at retail are not necessarily fully charged so the battery really can't be ruled out until everything is tested....

My car wont stay on

This may be related to a dirty or failing idle air control valve (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/idle-control-valve-replacement). 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...

Check Engine light going on and off

Elaborating on the codes specifically can help us get more insight on your issue. Multiple tools will be required depending on the codes you received. I would recommend having a mechanic scan the codes (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/check-engine-light-is-on-inspection) from the computer that you...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/mass-airflow-sensor-replacement) monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Car turns over but doesn't start.

There could be several reasons behind why your Honda Prelude will not start. A simple test you can try first yourself is to turn the key to the ON position (do not start the car) and see if the check...

Brakes noise

A scratching or scraping noise when hitting the brakes is the first sign that your brakes are worn out and may have hit "metal to metal", meaning there is no brake pad left and you need new brake pads (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/brake-pads-replacement)....

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...

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....

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 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/cooling-system-flush). The heater core is also located behind the dashboard in your vehicle which is...

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 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p0505-obd-ii-trouble-code-idle-control-system-malfunction-by-jay-safford) 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....

How much would it cost to have my engine pulled for me from a shop? 1997 Honda Prelude

Hi - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. Check with a local Honda service center, or reputable garage for a quote. Thanks for thinking of us!

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 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services1/wheel-bearings-replacement) will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the...

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