Jan 262012

Thank you in advance for any help you can offer. I have a 04 Honda CRV that recently overheated after I picked it up from a body shop that had done repairs from a minor accident in which they replaced the radiator. It may have been driven only a couple of minutes or possibly up to 10 minutes while overheated. The body shop had not filled the radiator apparently and they sent a guy to help me on the side of the road where I had pulled over. It took over a ½ a “jug” full of antifreeze and we had to wait for it to charge through the system before the heat in the car worked. The next morning the engine almost stalled twice, although did not completely stall (it more or less, “bucked” while moving), and the check engine light came on. The shop said the check engine light was due to an electrical switch related to the Honda vetch system. The switch was replaced and I went to pick up my vehicle just as they were leaving to test drive it. The test driver came back and told the manager while I was standing nearby that the same thing was happening, that it was mechanical and something about restricted oil flow. They shop is supposed to call me today after they check it out again. I’m a female, don’t know much about cars. Is there anything I should know or ask? The body shop told me when they hooked up the computer to my car after the overheating incident that there were no overheating codes, but this electrical switch problem showed up. Do these issues; the vetch system switch problems, check engine light, engine almost stalling sound like they could be issues caused by vehicle overheating? I’m wondering if this is the body shops fault since they didn’t fill the radiator properly and apparently didn’t test drive the vehicle before they said it was done. Although, the manager told me he ran it for a “long” time before he called us to pick it up. Not sure can believe that – wouldn’t it have overheated then if there wasn’t enough radiator fluid. Sorry for this long email. Thank you so much for any help or thoughts.

Aug 092011

I have a 2004 honda accord  3.0 liter vtec 5 speed auto, with trac control and 4 wheel disc with abs, I replaced all rotors and pads and both rear calipers. Then i bleed started right rear than LR than RF to LF with car up car down than bleed starting RR to LF to LR to RF nothing have tried several times they work but has soft pedal tha fades as bleed at abs unit propor val and master got any ideas

Jul 112011

I recenlty purchased a 92 Honda Accord , replaced  battery,  as I installed  it a plastic electrical burnt smell came from in between a/c & alternator. Any way the car started and ran well for 10 minutes till it die on me… it  went off , no electricity at all …checked the fuses and it blew off  main fuse 80 amps and an adjacent one. Before I get new  fuses and blow them again , I’d like to know any input any one out there could have any idea.   I thought I would get me a new alternator but do not want to purchsed any thing before consulting …



Jun 272011

I have a 1997 honda passport that is my grandma’s. It is broke down what is starts up it runs rough as soon as I can has lost all power and will not convert 15 miles an hour or go over 3000 rpm vs. also it needs gas like I have to push the pedal to start it and it drains the battery when I shut the engine of it seems like. does anybody know what the problem could be I change the fuel filter and new spark

Jun 172011

1993 Honda Civic won’t start. It had difficulty after not being driven for a week, and after a month or two it won’t start up at all. Any advice as to what might be wrong and how much it would cost would be great help, thanks!

Jun 072011

I have a 2001 Honda Civic EX, A/T, 156K miles. I was driving recently and the transmission was pulling, then the check engine light came on. When I got to my destination ~3 miles down the road, & tried to back into a parking spot, the car would barely move. It goes into gear but only moves sometimes. The OBDII pulled code P0740 – Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Malfunction. What does that mean?