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vibration and grinding noise

what causes 1999 Honda odyessy to vibrate at idle and grinding noise,after the oil seal,waterpump and timing belt was replaced?

05 honda pilot rear blower not working

I have a 2005 Honda Pilot and the rear blower does not work. I have just changed the rear blower resistor and it still does not work. But the blower does work when it is energized. Also, I accidentally touched the resister, when connected, to the metal frame and the blower came on! What is the problem?


Honda will not start after fixing coolant leak

My Honda was running fine then it started to leak at the heater valve...and around the same time as the coolant leak started.The an idle problem started up after the car would start up and sit in park for any amount of time.Changed the distributor too and no luck getting it to start up...what do you think it is'

Re: Leaky water pump after Honda radiator fixed

I am sorry for vehicle troubles. Over heating cars now days is a lot worse than it was years ago with cast iron engines and heads. Can you tell me why they replaced the radiator?

when you replace a radiator you can get some coolant that spills on the car that you can't totally clean away so there may be some steam of vapor from the coolant the may take some time to go away. That is very different from having your car over heat for a few days. If your car overheats even one time you may have damaged the head gasket seal area. (depending on how hot the engine may have gotten) What happens is the expansion of the head and the engine block is different when they get overheated. That expansion difference breaks the seal on the head gasket that seal the two parts together. It may take days sometimes months for the head gasket to show the effects of this damage. It can show up as coolant in the oil, engine runs a little rough on start up, white smoke out of the tailpipe and engine compression pressures leaking into the cooling system.

I don't think you can blame the water pump leaking on the shop that replaced you radiator. (just my personal opinion) The parts of the water pump will not usually change with an overheat that gets to 235F to 260F. However that being said, overheating and excessive pressure in the cooling system from a blown head gasket can push past the seals in the water pump and cause it to leak. All things working normally, when you have your radiator replaced you shouldn't have a overheat problem. Even with a small coolant leak, the car shouldn't over heat until the coolant gets very low.

Couple of things you might want to check. 1. use a 2 or 4 or 5 gas analyzer and check for hydrocarbons out of the radiator while the engine is running and warmed up. 2. put a radiator pressure tester on the radiator and watch the pressure build up as the engine runs and revs up. excessive pressure especially as the engine revs up or the signs of hydrocarbons will tell you that head gasket damage is very possible. The bad thing is no, one can tell when a head gasket went bad. Sometimes age, sometimes coolant electrolysis, sometimes overheat but like I said before, it sometimes takes months for the damaged head gasket to show the signs that is has been damaged.

So, in conclusion... I don't think the shop will do your water pump as a result of the leak that showed up. I would have them test for head gasket damage before they do anymore work on your engine. If you do the water pump / timing belt / balance shaft belt (and balance shaft seal and install a balance shaft seal retainer) normally done together, you will be charged double labor if they have to go back and take off the head to do a head gasket.

Honda Passport (isuzu amigo) 3.2 v6

I posted here in Honda because there is no section for an Isuzu. I have an 1999 Amigo which is the same as the Honda Passport. The problem I am having is this:

I just purchased this car with a friend and a little project. I have managed to make all of the repairs except for this. The car idles rough and is very short on power. When it is at an idle and you floor it (in neutral) it seems somewhat starved for fuel. It revs up very slowly. The best thing I can compare it to is an old carbureted engine with a bad accelerator pump. I also had a check engine light when I first got the car indicating multiple misfires. When I reset the light, it has not come back on. I have driven about 200 miles and it is still off.

So far I have checked the compression. It is 120-/+ in all 6 cylinders.

Fuel pressure is about 40lbs at an idle and if I accelerate it drops. While at an idle, I remove the vacuum line from the regulator and there is no change in pressure. If I pinch off the return line the pressure jumps dramatically. After changing the pressure regulator there is no difference. Since the pressure jumps I am assuming the fuel pump is good. The filter is new.

The plugs are all good.

Injectors were removed and checked. All have good flow and are clean.

I removed the EGR valve and it appears to be closing and sealing.

My next thought is the coils. They are a little bit pricey and I would like to be sure before I do this. Is there any way to test them?

Thanks in advance.

Re: Honda Odyssey starting problems

you might want to pull a spark plug wire off the cap and check to see if you have spark. Keep the spark plug wire close to the cap and watch for the spark to jump from the cap to the spark plug wire while someone else cranks the engine over.

Pressure Buildup in radiator and low/ no coolant

I've notice over the course of the last week or so, I have checked in the radiator to make sure there is antifreeze. Even when I take the cap off when the car has been sitting for a long time to when the engine is cold, antifreeze will spew out, but there would be coolant left. Today I took off the cap and I did not see any coolant, so I added more. However, the reservoir tank was full (overfull, actually). I haven't noticed coolant in my engine and I don't see oil mixed in with the coolant...any advice?

Re: Car Remote wont work! 2001 Accord

some things i don't understand. How are you trying to reprogram it?

if you don't put the battery in the remote (the remote is the "key fob" for most cars) will the car start and run normally?

Does putting the battery in the remote make the alarm go off instantly or is there a slight delay. It might be that the panic may be stuck on in the remote. does taking the battery back out of the remote turn the alarm off?

you don't have a second remote?

Hooking up stereo for 1994 Honda Accord

I'm having 2 problems.

A constant hotwire is nowhere to be found, so in the mean time I decided to hook the constant and accessory wires to the 12v battery wire so I could hookup the speakers and worry about the constant later.

Now when I go to hook up the speakers, the sound comes and goes.

I could hook up 3 speakers and all of them work fine, but when I get to the last one, I connect the wires and all of the speakers stop working.

Could this have anything to do with the fact that I'm running the accessory line to the battery?

1993 Honda Prelude F22B Engine Turbo kit

Hi there! New here, I have a question for you guys!

I have a 1993 Honda Prelude Si 4WS DOHC 2.2L with a F22B JDM Engine that came with the car when I bought it, my question is would I be able to use any of these turbo kits with this engine?

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Or what would I need in order to convert any from the links above to make it fit and work with my engine?

replacing mounts on 02 Honda Odyssey van

A mechanic told me that there is a crack in the front mount of my 02 Honda Odyssey van and he would replace it for $450. I took it to my regular import mechanic who told me that when the front mount is replaced the side mounts should be replaced also, and his fee for the job was a little over $1000. I have only 53,000 miles on the van and it is running smoothly with no vibration or roughness. What should I do? ellen

89 Honda Accord LX Manual has trouble starting

The car has problems!

1st- It splutters, shudders, shakes. I have to pump the gas quite a bit to get it to turn over and then to keep it running. Once it turns over it is still spluttering and idling really low like its going to die. Stepping on the gas helps it get into the higher rpm where it will idle normally after a minute or so but it is a guessing game of how much gas to give it because sometimes instead of revving the engine it sends back down low where it seems it is ready to stall on me. I have a mechanic but he is out of ideas. We have replaced the starter, motor mounts, spark plugs, air and oil filters, and probably a couple other things I don't recall at the moment. The battery is ok after a draining issue was resolved. We also replaced the timing belt and rechecked it to make sure the it didn't slip once that didn't fix it.

2nd Issue- It keeps throwing the power steering belts. I think I have gone through 4 in the last year I have had the car. 3 of those in the past 4 months. No clue on that. Went to a higher quality but no luck.

3rd. The car has an idling issue. sometimes it idles really high when in neutral or while stopped in traffic or it pulses, revving high then low. This used to be extremely awful. We replaced the IAC and the entire throttle body because the TPS was defective. That helped a lot but it seems like after driving it for a bit in stop and go it gets mad and starts it up again anytime I am stopped or it is in neutral. It isn't as bad as it was but the issue is still there.

Any light you can shed on these issues is greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!

Nissan Stanza Wont Start

I have a 1990 Nissan Stanza. I've changed the fuel pump ,filter, spark plugs wires and distributer, i am now at a loss. Ii thought it was a vapor lock after a while it went away and ran fine now it wont start at all.

I'm looking to find out what symptoms show a bad timing chain. I'm a single mother and i need to fix this asap.

I've put too much into it now and i cant figure out what next to try thanks.

2004 Kia Optima Temperature gauge goes into red

i have a 04 kia optima, temp gauge in the red but car is not running hot. put in new temp sensor, gauge still in red

1992 Honda Civic Has A Low Idle

I Have A 1992 honda civic 1.6 with 135,000 my car has very low idle during a stop sign or light almost to the point of dying recently replaced spark plugs the cables and oil and filter.also air filter but still same problem also the car shakds way too much please help.

1998 Honda Civic Feels Loose In Front End

Hi i have a question, on my 1998 Honda Civic i replaced the cv axles, lower ball join and tie rod end. Everything fitted right but when i drive it feels like the car stability is really bad feels like the car doesn't have a grip and feels like if the road were wet.

Very slippery i don't know if maybe the suspension may cause that or if i do an alignment that problem will be gone.

2000 Honda Accord Jerking

While I was driving today Honda Accord 2000 LX my car started jerking and D4 started flashing...I drove home on D3 with jerks....what is wrong?

Re: 1994 acura integra rs

Is is absolutely clear or does the fluid have any kind of color tint to it?

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