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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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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!
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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 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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Do I have blown struts?
Hi there. I'm assuming that your suspension is aftermarket. If so, the symptom you're describing is typically an indicator of a blown strut. If it's on multiple sides, it's possible that something in the suspension is loose and should be...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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