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Does the white smoke smell sweet like antifreeze? The loss of power plus the white smoke points directly at a bad head gasket. They don't last forever and it sounds like yours just got used up (coincidentally right around the time that you changed the oil). Head gaskets on those VTECs can be replaced in your garage. However, I wouldn't recommend the job ...
Distributor cap, DO NOT switch the cables around
Distributor, it's what provides the electrical energy to the spark plugs at the correct time.
check the part number on the new sensor. The shorter connector pigtail and new 02 sensor circuit codes appearing after the repair sound strange to me. Couldn't hurt to double check at least
Maybe you might want to check to see if you have an issue with one of your electrical components constantly draining your battery (whether your vehicle is on or off). If you have not already, you may want to get your alternator and starter checked for shorts. If your battery is "new" and should be working fine, and you had technicians check your alternator ...
Just going out on a limb here...but when you're braking and you hit a bump, theoretically the tires lose complete contact with the road surface. That loss of friction between the road and the tire is whats hampering your stopping ability.
First of all, I would not drive it anymore until you get it sorted. Not having the ability to stop is pretty dangerous. Make your final trip one to the repair shop (Midas). Second, take it back to Midas and have them figure out what the issue is. If the problem started when they replaced the pads/rotors, it's probably something they did or didn't do. ...
That looks like the front edge of a splash shield (for certain values of "front"). You're right that it is protecting things coming up from below: splashes, sand and general road gunk. It's also likely part of the aerodynamics of the vehicle (admittedly a very small part). The link above is to an example vendor (who's selling the linked part for ...
My suspicion is it's related to the fuel system. So I'd be testing the fuel pressure. If fuel pressure is fine, then check the injectors.
Fix the oil leak then replace the distributor assembly. Oil covers the cam sensor eye inside the distributor causing the ecm to lose its position and stall out. Pull the distributor cap and see if any oil has gotten inside the housing.
Try replacing the main relay, and the distributor cap and rotor is also a likely culprit. http://www.amazon.com/Beck-Arnley-203-0129-Main-Relay/dp/B001KSEKCK 1999 Honda Accord Coupe Stalls After Warm Startup and Shaky Idle TSB
I found my problem was green/white wire at rear right was kinked. this is located by bulbs on quarter panel, there's a cluster of wires connected to white female connection. Just wiggle with a little inward force. Hope this helps
I constantly have to downshift to get any power out of my engine. A mechanical throttle wouldn't fix the other problem you're stuck on. DBW or not your car has a 1.5 liter engine that just isn't going to let you tackle a hill in any gear you please. Plan ahead for hills. Focus on shifting concisely and smoothly to prevent clutch wear.
The car is restarting (eventually), so it is unlikely to be a faulty battery or alternator. The symptoms sound like a bad wiring connection or relay. Cars often click while starting (often the other sounds mean you don't hear the click), so thmight not be related to your problem.
To improve exhaust emissions (clean air laws), some modern cars with drive-by-wire throttle have the lag you have noticed. Aftermarket devices known as "throttle controllers" or "throttle boosters" can reduce this lag. You may be interested in reading this: http://www.fitfreak.net/forums/1st-generation-gd-01-08/50073-throttle-delay-hesitation-noise.html ...
Because the Honda Fit is meant to have great fuel economy and having sluggish throttle response helps. Get the car to a shop that can reprogram the operating software. With mechanical systems, it was as simple as decreasing or eliminating the accelerator's free travel, which you could do with a set of pliers and some cuss words.
This sounds like a combination of a couple of problems. You didn't state how many miles on your car. At a starting point I would get a new battery and test the alternator (there's a lot of YouTube videos on this). Have you cleaned your throttle body and idle air control valve? This could cause the losing power at low speeds.
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