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Did you ever wonder why an open ended wrench is angled at exactly 15° ? That's so you can turn a nut a little bit, flip the wrench over, turn it a little bit more, and get the job done! You mentioned that you can turn the wrench 1/8th of a turn. That's plenty! In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the mount was designed to accommodate the 15° wrench flip ...


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The transmission has a lock up torque converter. The torque converter sits between the engine and transmission. It is kind of like a clutch on a manual transmission car. When the engine is idle, it is barely engaged, so the engine will not stall. It will engage harder and until a certain RPM. Torque converters will always have some slip in them until ...


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No. It wont cool without the clutch engaged. That is how it pumps and therefore cools the refrigerant. (someone correct me if I'm wrong) -- If you can see the belt on your engine, you should be able to see the clutch. You can tell if its engaged by looking at the disk inside the A/C compressor pully. If it rotates, its engaged.


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If cycling the key doesn't work, pull fuse number 15 in the underdash fuse box and re-insert. Re-enter the radio code. You have 10 tries to do this correctly before you are permanently locked out. Then you will be required to go to a dealer and have the unit reset or replaced.


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I finally got a chance to investigate more and figured it out. After letting it cool during the initial trip, I was able to check the coolant, and it was bone dry. I added about 3.2 liters to the 3.3 liter capacity radiator. I noticed the seal of the reserve tank was damaged, and the radiator cap seal was falling apart as well. I refilled the radiator and ...


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It probably has an RFID chip inside that's read by the car in order to deactivate the immobiliser. I wouldn't have thought it would be affected by water, but I'd not take it too deep... I'm guessing from this and your other recent question that you are taking part in an activity that involves getting yourself wet, and you want to keep your keys dry? I'd ...


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TL;DR: Either there's a problem with the head gasket, or with the piston rings. Remember, the piston rings fly over the openings in the cylinder wall, and there's no radial force onto the section exposed to the opening, pushing it into its groove. Shortly after, this section touches the cylinder wall again and experiences the radial force pushing it back. ...


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You cannot compare EFI with V-TEC both are totally different technologies doing totally different things. EFI means and I am assuming Electronic Fuel Injection. As the name suggests , it helps in injecting fuel to the cylinder through electronically controlled injectors without the use of carburetors. This massively helps fuel efficiency over the carb ...


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If I understand your abbreviations, when you say EFI you mean Electronic Fuel Injection? I would say pretty much every car made in that last 25 years uses EFI, as opposed to the older technology of carburettors. This does provide better fuel economy. Honda's VTEC also helps improve economy: VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) is a ...


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That part is the "lower engine cover assembly": Honda part number 74110-TR3-A20. The insert plates there are also available separately, the large part only seems to come as a full assembly: Lower front engine cover P/N 74114-TR0-A00 (not in your picture, it's the more angular insert) Lower rear engine cover P/N 74115-TR3-A20 (the rounded metal insert ...


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Try this: get a water spray and a friend that can help you to rev until the noise comes in, then start to spray one suspecting item, say, the alternator's pulley/belt. Just a bit of water there...and do with the rest if you don't see the noise disappear. What you will be doing is to lubricate the pulley with water, so the belt won't squeal. This is a very ...


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P1399 HONDA - Random Cylinder Misfire Detected Source of Information: http://www.autocodes.com/p1399_honda.html Possible causes - Valve clearance out of range - Blocked EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) Passages Tech notes: Adjusting the valves will usually fix this When is the code detected? The control module monitors the crankshaft speed and has ...


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You need a clutch basket removal tool This tool will allow the inner and outer clutch basket to become locked together in order for you to remove the bolt that is affixed to your transmission primary shaft. This is a relatively cheap tool. I recommend you use an air impact to remove the bolt. Upon tightening you will want to use a torque wrench and ...


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As long as the marks on the camshafts and crank line up it's fine. Make sure you have enough slack on the tension side of the belt to prevent spinning. It also helps to install the tensioner after you have the belt in place. Also make sure to spin the crankshaft two revolutions by hand and recheck your marks.


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I would not use a fungicide as harsh as bleach as it could damage the internal ventilation systems behind your dash. You can use a more specific cleaner which is sold commonly in autoparts stores. It is usually called "A/C duct cleaner".


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Inspect the starter. Before extracting the starter make sure that the battery is disconnected. Check that the pinion (red) can move axially on the shaft (blue). Yes, you need to remove the starter. I am sorry, i can't give you exact details about your specific model. In generally you need to disconnect the battery (very important: the starter is ...


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Pull the cooling fan relay. Check for power on terminals 2 and 3 and ground on terminal 1 and on terminal 3 when the engine is hot. Terminals 1 and 3 are the output to the cooling fan and the switch ground. Terminals 2 and 4 are fused power. If you're missing any of these when the engine is hot work backwards from the relay. Inspect the wiring. Check ...


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Test the coolant temperature sensor. Most vehicles have 2 temperature coolant sensors, one for the instrument cluster and one for the ECU. A repair manual for your vehicle (Haynes or Chilton) will tell you where it is and how to test it.


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I am assuming that you only had a gauge on the low side. When you unplugged the jumper, the pressure from the high pressure side was able to flow back over to the low side. This caused your pressure spike. Were either of the lines cold between the compressor or firewall? What were the pressures at when it was running? These would be clues that could help ...


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If your car has a vibration sensor, you can typically set the sensitivity. You can test this by bumping into your car or trying to rock it a bit.


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Although I doubt it's relevant, I had the engine replaced two days ago. That may well be relevant. On many cars that hood would need to be removed to replace the engine and it is quite possible that this would effect the adjustment of the hood switch. If this is new behavior – if you had no or few false alarms like this before replacing the engine – it ...


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I was able to lock the key in the car because I failed to understand the door locks. Further testing indicates that the doors always lock when the button on the drivers door is pushed, without regard to any other considerations. Further research required to determine if this is factory setting that can be changed. Have I mis-remembered the original ...


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P1456 -small evap leak detected. Very common problem on Honda. I appears to be the O ring on the filler pipe assembly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wac6F2JUVSo Code P0300 - Causes and Fixes Code P0300 is a code that is generated when your engine has a misfire that is not related to only one cylinder. Sometimes this code will be set in addition to ...


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Since I can't add images in a comment I had to add as an answer. Apparently Honda called the valve in question a two way valve.


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If you have enough space that you can fit a ratcheting wrench over it, that may be a solution: That way, you can turn it a little bit at a time. Failing that, if you REALLY want to try to grab the pin, try some vice grips. Tighten them to the appropriate width, clamp them down, and try to turn.. You'll likely damage the pin with the grips.


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I have a friend with an 02 Accord that has the exact same problem. He's been changing front rotors (and pads) every 12-18 months as far back as I can remember - due to warping. Our take on this issue - brake rotors on this year Accord are too small for the weight of the car. In the late 90's and early 2000's, car manufacturers were all trying to get gas ...


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Looking at your pictures, I don't think you need any filler. Just sand down and feather the areas, use a high build urethane primer to fill in any low spots, and paint. If you need a little filler (I highly doubt you will) icing works well for shallow scratches.



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