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    Thanks for the advice guys-

    Thanks for the advice guys-
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    Choosing a new gas water heater

    I have an AO Smith 40 gallon natural gas water heater that is almost 8 years old. Our city water is slightly hard. I have only flushed the tank twice in 8 years mainly because I am afraid of breaking...
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    Try cranking the engine for 10-12 seconds...

    Try cranking the engine for 10-12 seconds continuously.
    If the main relay is the culprit it will set a code 16.

    The injectors can stick if they sit for a long time.
    Usually you can "smack" them...
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    It's the serial number. Call a dealer and get...

    It's the serial number.
    Call a dealer and get your code.
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    I would suspect that the change in suspension...

    I would suspect that the change in suspension geometry caused by the added weight may bring the alignment into a location where there is less toe. This would reduce the "drag" that might be present...
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    Yes, it is possible. It usually takes a couple of...

    Yes, it is possible. It usually takes a couple of years for it to slow down substantially. Window tint also helps. Our '06 CR-V has leather and the film is already starting to annoy me so its time to...
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    You mentioned both injectors so you must have a...

    You mentioned both injectors so you must have a DX with dual point injection. Code 16 is caused by an open in the fuel injector circuit. Your DX has the fuel pump and injectors on the same circuit...
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    Yeah, probably just a main fuse in the underhood...

    Yeah, probably just a main fuse in the underhood fusebox. It is held in with phillips screws. You can look at the fuse and tell if it is blown.
  9. Try messing with the ignition switch when it...

    Try messing with the ignition switch when it happens. Or, with the vehicle running, try rotating/ jiggling the key back and forth just a little and see if the problem occurs. If so, your ignition...
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    This is common with new cars, particularly if you...

    This is common with new cars, particularly if you have cloth interior. The materials used for the interior of your vehicle will "outgas" for a while, creating a film on your windows. When you clean...
  11. Question: 99 civic ex

    by FixHondas
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    It may sound silly, but you could remove the...

    It may sound silly, but you could remove the intake piping from the throttle body and clean the throttle body (while holding the throttle plate open). Buildup can cause a reduction in base idle speed.
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    1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II). 2. Turn...

    1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).
    2. Turn on the audio unit, and make sure you see COdE in the display. If you don't see this
    Message, remove the backup fuse for 1 minute, and then go back to...
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    When it is stalling try and jiggle the key. It...

    When it is stalling try and jiggle the key.
    It could be the ignition switch.
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    Anything is possible - but that H22 is a whole...

    Anything is possible - but that H22 is a whole lotta engine (and weight) for your civic.
    Your car is better suited for a smaller B series engine.
    There are better alternatives out there.
    I...
  15. It is in the fuel tank located on the fuel pump....

    It is in the fuel tank located on the fuel pump.
    Remove the trunk floor liner.
    Remove the access panel.
    You'll need a special wrench to remove the fuel pump mounting ring.
    Pull it out.

    The...
  16. Question: 99 civic ex

    by FixHondas
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    Does the engine stall as soon as you turn on the...

    Does the engine stall as soon as you turn on the AC or only after the AC has been on for a while?
    Does the AC cool at all?
    Can you keep AC on by holding the RPM at 2,000 or so?
    Is the AC condenser...
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    Be sure you don't have the MAP sensor and...

    Be sure you don't have the MAP sensor and Throttle Position Sensor connectors mixed up with each other.
  18. Question: Honda civic si

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    D16a6

    D16a6
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    The horn is up front behind the bumper.

    The horn is up front behind the bumper.
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    This means that your maintenance reminder is...

    This means that your maintenance reminder is getting close to coming on all the time. If you aren't using it to time your maintenance you can reset it.

    Turn off the engine. Press and hold the...
  21. Question: 99 civic ex

    by FixHondas
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    Is this automatic or manual transmission? Be...

    Is this automatic or manual transmission?
    Be sure your AC condenser fan is coming on with the AC.
    Have you had any AC work done recently?
  22. Do you have idling problems? If so, when the...

    Do you have idling problems?
    If so, when the idle is poor, take a screwdriver and try to smack the valve (gently) and see if the idle changes. If it does, your valve is probably sticking. You can...
  23. Sticky gas pedal is probably the throttle wire...

    Sticky gas pedal is probably the throttle wire sticking - try to lube it or replace it. Part number is 17910-S01-G03 and it costs about $20. If you replace it, be sure to install the rubber grommet...
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    It probably is your idle air control valve...

    It probably is your idle air control valve (IACV). The wax valve portion of it tends to deteriorate over time.
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    The 98 body style moved the fuel filter into the...

    The 98 body style moved the fuel filter into the fuel tank - on the fuel pump.
    It is pretty much a lifetime filter unless you have some problems or contamination.
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    Take off your distributor cap and make sure the...

    Take off your distributor cap and make sure the spring that completes the coil to cap circuit isn't missing and that the carbon button in the center of the cap is still there.
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    Be sure to burp all the air out of the system...

    Be sure to burp all the air out of the system with the engine running.

    I
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    I haven't seen long lasting results with anything...

    I haven't seen long lasting results with anything Bosch makes for Hondas.
    Honda uses NGK and Denso.
    Stay away from the generics - they don'y last long either.
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    MAin fuse - underhood. It's held in with...

    MAin fuse - underhood.

    It's held in with screws.
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    Try cranking engine for 10 seconds - this should...

    Try cranking engine for 10 seconds - this should be long enough to set a code. The dual point injection runs the fuel pump and 12v+ to the injectors on the same line. If main relay is bad (or...
  31. Question: 91 Honda Civic

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    It is in the fuel tank.

    It is in the fuel tank.
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    Are there any signs of crusted green/blue coolant...

    Are there any signs of crusted green/blue coolant on the engine? Water pump weep hole? Radiator?

    I hope they didn't add stop leak to your cooling system - that stuff is a crappy band-aid and...
  33. The water pump is run by the timing belt. In...

    The water pump is run by the timing belt. In order to replace it you'll need to remove the timing belt (you should replace it also). I would get a manual as it is too detailed of a procedure to...
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    I didn't gather whether your engine was starting...

    I didn't gather whether your engine was starting - I am assuming it is and then stops when you release the key. It might be your ignition switch. See if you can hold the key forward a little in the...
  35. Question: Honda crv 03

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    It is located under the intake manifold and is...

    It is located under the intake manifold and is not fun to replace. You can get to it by removing the intake manifold.
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    You'll need the block code. Look where the engine...

    You'll need the block code. Look where the engine and transmission meet. On the exhaust side of the block on the driver's side (on your right when looking at the block) there is a small square with...
  37. If the fan itself doesn't run when hooked up to...

    If the fan itself doesn't run when hooked up to voltage then it is probably bad.
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    Use the marks on the crank pulley and cam pulley....

    Use the marks on the crank pulley and cam pulley.
    I would install the head and then install the cam holder - this way, all the valves are closed during installation. Then rotate the cam and line it...
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    You could have an injector leaking or something...

    You could have an injector leaking or something (rare).
    You could hook up a fuel pressure gauge and see if pressure is dropping quickly after key off (indicating a leak) or if the pressure is...
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    You'll have to remove the rocker arms to get at...

    You'll have to remove the rocker arms to get at the valve seals. You can leave the cam laying in there if you want. Carb cleaner is decent at cleaning carbon, you can use a wire wheel to clean the...
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    If your transmission case was cracked, in most...

    If your transmission case was cracked, in most cases you could replace just the case. It may be just as expensive to install a junkyard transmission, but who knows what you would end up with.
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    You'll need to post more details of your...

    You'll need to post more details of your situation.
    Make/model/year?
    Problem?
    Engine codes?
    Previous diagnosis from mechanics?
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    Check for spark. Plug a spark plug into the one...

    Check for spark.
    Plug a spark plug into the one of the wires and rest it on the valve cover.
    Crank and check ofr spark.
    If no spark - remove the distributor cap.
    Take a test light and check for +...
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    Remove all the spark plugs and look down inside...

    Remove all the spark plugs and look down inside the cylinders.
    Do you see or smell coolant?
    Will it crank?
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    Have you tried another key? Keys do wear and...

    Have you tried another key?
    Keys do wear and will eventually not turn the ignition lock.
    It may be time for a new key.
    You'll need a key to be cut from the key code (not a duplicate made from your...
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    The flashing green key is the immobilizer...

    The flashing green key is the immobilizer indicator light. It flashes continually when an unrecognized key is used. If it is flashing then your engine should not be running. Very interesting - I...
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    It might possibly be a bad TW sensor (coolant...

    It might possibly be a bad TW sensor (coolant temp sensor). If the ECU thinks the engine is really cold because of a faulty TW sensor, it will dump lots of fuel.
    I would also check the ground at the...
  48. Question: 91 honda civic

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    Sal, So you replaced the cap and rotor - and...

    Sal,

    So you replaced the cap and rotor - and then your coil burned out.
    To prevent damage to your new coil, be sure the spring inside the distributor cap isn't missing and that the button that...
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    Sounds like a headgasket. Remove the radiator cap...

    Sounds like a headgasket. Remove the radiator cap and fill with water/coolant.
    Start the engine with the cap still off and rev engine a little.
    If you have a geyser then your head gasket is...
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    The cylinder head bolts on your engine can be...

    The cylinder head bolts on your engine can be removed without removing the camshaft.

    You might be able to get away with replacing the bent valve(s). I would not even bother with trying to replace...
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