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Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 06-11-2015, 05:52 PM
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Posted By mk378
Driving overheated until she will go no more...

Driving overheated until she will go no more almost always means the whole engine is toast. You would be best off to replace the engine completely.
Forum: General Civic Talk 05-20-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By mk378
Mods are often not done well-- mismatched parts,...

Mods are often not done well-- mismatched parts, cheap ebay crap, stuff that is generally a bad idea like "bee in a can" exhausts or riding so low that it drags on every bump in the road... and who...
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-18-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By mk378
You must have something mis-wired to be actually...

You must have something mis-wired to be actually burning out stuff. I think code 15 is a fault inside the ECU it doesn't matter if an ICM is connected or not.

Yes both sides of the coil primary...
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-18-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By mk378
Bad wires (open circuit) will stress the coil. ...

Bad wires (open circuit) will stress the coil. Suggest using OEM wires since a lot of the aftermarket ones are crap. It could also be a bad plug. Use NGK conventionals, not any sort of platinum.
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-17-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By mk378
Distributor must rotate (timing belt / coupling...

Distributor must rotate (timing belt / coupling to camshaft) to trigger sparks. If the CEL does the bulb test on for 2 seconds then out when you turn key on but don't crank, ECU is usually OK. Also...
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-14-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By mk378
That is typical for a slow leak in the head...

That is typical for a slow leak in the head gasket. You see bubbles in the radiator when you start the engine cold and rev it. This gas will displace the coolant into the bottle and it doesn't come...
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-13-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By mk378
Once you have the relay apart, resolder...

Once you have the relay apart, resolder everything. No need to guess if bad or not. Even if it doesn't fix the problem, it is a pre-emptive measure that every 1988-1995 model needs.
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-13-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By mk378
Ground wires. The 4 or so little wires that go...

Ground wires. The 4 or so little wires that go to a bolt on the thermostat housing ground the ECU and all engine systems. It is very common to forget to put those back on. Also make sure the big...
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-10-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By mk378
Whenever the light comes on you should scan the...

Whenever the light comes on you should scan the code just to know why.

Removing the thermostat, as you have found, seldom solves anything. The engine will get better gas mileage and last longer...
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-09-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By mk378
I don't know about those throttle bodies but I...

I don't know about those throttle bodies but I would think it has an air bypass screw like the stock one. 300 rpm is too low. The idle should be 600 to 750 and in a proper stock setup it is...
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-09-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By mk378
No it won't be the cause a noise that also occurs...

No it won't be the cause a noise that also occurs with the A/C off.

On a modern small system, the refrigerant charge needs to be within a couple oz of the proper amount to achieve good A/C...
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-08-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By mk378
Loud rattling is often a loose part on the...

Loud rattling is often a loose part on the exhaust system.

The A/C is likely overcharged. The correct amount (starting from absolutely empty) is only about 16 oz IIRC. It is best to have a shop...
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-08-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By mk378
Swapped cars can be a real pain because the...

Swapped cars can be a real pain because the correct matched parts may not be installed.

General tips are to clean the IACV and make sure cooling system is completely full.

If by "not...
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-08-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By mk378
Yes the updated picture is the A/C belt. That...

Yes the updated picture is the A/C belt. That one is a little more complicated to replace since one of the motor mounts goes through it and you have to take that loose.

On the other hand, if the...
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-06-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By mk378
Test drive, if it doesn't stop well of course...

Test drive, if it doesn't stop well of course don't drive in traffic.

If the reservoir went empty you'll have to bleed the whole system. If it did not you may get some improvement with a...
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-06-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By mk378
Engine revs up but car doesn't go proportionally...

Engine revs up but car doesn't go proportionally faster is not a problem with the engine, it's a clutch or transmission issue. If manual, your clutch is worn out. If automatic, it's in the...
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-06-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By mk378
Power steering belt. Also I think it goes to the...

Power steering belt. Also I think it goes to the alternator.

The timing belt is under a plastic cover you can't see it while the car is all put together.
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-05-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By mk378
When it dies, do the oil and battery lights on...

When it dies, do the oil and battery lights on the dash come on like they should with the key on but not running? If they don't, the ignition switch may be bad-- it is only powering up the ignition...
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-05-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By mk378
So you have indeed checked the timing? No...

So you have indeed checked the timing?

No codes are set?
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-03-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By mk378
Timing belt out of time. Check the marks. You...

Timing belt out of time. Check the marks. You can also remove spark plug and probe in cylinder 1 to make sure the piston really is at the top when you set the crank to the TDC mark, as the key may...
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-03-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By mk378
Have you checked the key itself and the receiver...

Have you checked the key itself and the receiver module near the keyhole? The receiver picks up the signal from the key and sends it to the ECU. I do not think it needs to be programmed to match...
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-02-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By mk378
Check/set spark timing with a light needs to be...

Check/set spark timing with a light needs to be done after distributor replacement.

The most common reason for idling too low and stalling out (though still always driving OK when you press on...
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-02-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By mk378
Is there any other aftermarket wiring such as an...

Is there any other aftermarket wiring such as an alarm system?

In the old models the tail light circuit went to the radio to light up the dial on a stock radio (this wire is generally not used by...
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 05-01-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By mk378
Yes they do that. Warranty is a great thing...

Yes they do that. Warranty is a great thing because before it does that, it will typically send out shards of metal that will cause repeat failure if not fully cleaned out of the system. Condenser...
Forum: Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat 04-26-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By mk378
If you have a single wire to the compressor, it...

If you have a single wire to the compressor, it comes from the A/C harness on the condenser to the thermal protector on the compressor and then across the top of the compressor body to the clutch...
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