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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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all lights on the left side of my car wont work
The rear lights share the same power and the same ground so these may be bulb issues. The front lights, however, have the same power but different grounds. The grounds for the left side is in the left front corner...
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My radio has power but is not turning on
Hello there. A few different faults can cause the radio to cut off like this when it is powered up. The most common would be a voltage spike from when it was plugged in. Other potential issues include a shorted...
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A/c pulley bypassed Now it has a knocking sound but doesn't sound internal? timing was done at 180k
Hello there, a variety of faults will cause a knocking noise in the engine. The most common would be a belt tensioner, idler, engine rods, engine bearings, low oil pressure/level, power steering pump, or alternator. With so many possibilities the...
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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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over revving and gears bang in hard each time
Hello there, thanks for writing in about your 1997 Honda Prelude. Your engine will not cause the transmission to slip and shift hard. You will need to have the transmission checked for proper pressures and shift solenoid operation. This could...
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Won't shift into 5th or reverse
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1994 Honda Prelude. Go back to the shift linkages and check the integrity of the connections. Any looseness here will result in misalignment problems changing gears. Have this shifting problem inspected in...
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Car Lights, 1992 Honda Prelude
Hi there. There is a meter fuse under your dashboard that will likely be a 15 amp fuse. Check all of these just to be sure, but you will likely see one that is burnt out. This is a relatively...
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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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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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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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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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