Search: Posts Made By: Brents
Showing results 1 to 25 of 31
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By Brents

You can get a three day pass to the Honda OE...

You can get a three day pass to the Honda OE website for 20 bucks which would get you access to just about every thing you would want to know about your Odyssey straight from the factory. I doubt...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,922
Posted By Brents

My money is on a bad ignition switch. My wife's...

My money is on a bad ignition switch. My wife's 95 Tahoe suffered some wierd electrical symptoms, some were similar to what you describe, and it turned out to be an ignition switch.
Replies: 11
Views: 2,137
Posted By Brents

When you say it is not turning the engine over...

When you say it is not turning the engine over even once is there any effort at all from the starter? Does it groan but just not have enough energy to turn it over or is there simply no action at...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,137
Posted By Brents

10.5 to 11.75 volts on the battery indicates the...

10.5 to 11.75 volts on the battery indicates the battery is not fully charged. Either something is draining the battery, the battery has an internal problem preventing it from accepting a charge, or...
Replies: 17
Views: 6,127
Posted By Brents

Perhaps most was not the proper word. I worked...

Perhaps most was not the proper word. I worked in the Automotive Profession for over 20 years for Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Volkswagen. I was instructed when working for each of these manufacturers...
Replies: 17
Views: 6,127
Posted By Brents

Most manufacturers today put additives in the oil...

Most manufacturers today put additives in the oil that is in your engine when you buy a new car that help break in the engine. Often times this is referred to as break in oil. In many cases one can...
Replies: 10
Views: 8,871
Posted By Brents

If memory serves me correctly I believe some CRV...

If memory serves me correctly I believe some CRV models had problems with the ignition switch. Some were even covered under a recall. A faulty ignition switch could cause this. A blown main fuse...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,354
Posted By Brents

It is very unlikely that it is the resistor. The...

It is very unlikely that it is the resistor. The resistor for the blower motor is nothing more than a coil of wire and looks like a spring. Actually there are usually three of these, one for each...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,182
Posted By Brents

In general the CRX is a reliable car and the...

In general the CRX is a reliable car and the engine could easily last 200k miles or more. You have had the important things tested that lead me to believe the engine is still reliable.

One thing...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,718
Posted By Brents

Of all the Honda engines, the Civic engine is...

Of all the Honda engines, the Civic engine is more likely to have head gasket leaking problems. It does not take well to even slightly being overheated. That is not to say that yours is leaking...
Replies: 3
Views: 3,972
Posted By Brents

Hi, Inspect the air intake boot from the...

Hi,

Inspect the air intake boot from the fuel distributor to the intake manifold. I suspect it has a crack in it. Under load the engine rotates on its rubber mounts and this boot will stretch. ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,318
Posted By Brents

Your symptoms do sound fuel related to me and I...

Your symptoms do sound fuel related to me and I have two ideas.

The first possibility is the fuel system has a check valve in it whose purpose is to maintain fuel pressure in the fuel lines after...
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By Brents

One thing to remember is that the only way you...

One thing to remember is that the only way you can move the selector out of park is if you have the brake applied. Most vehicles use the brake light switch to energize a solenoid that releases the...
Replies: 8
Views: 6,499
Posted By Brents

PO420 is a catalyst efficiency below threshold...

PO420 is a catalyst efficiency below threshold code. I've been involved in lengthy discussions with both automotive engineers and experienced technicians with high tech diagnostic tools regarding...
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By Brents

I would try Kestas method before I would have it...

I would try Kestas method before I would have it flushed with a machine. His method is less likely to disturb a lot of gunk buildup in the valve body. ATF as a lot of detergent in it and with a few...
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Brents

Agreed. Distributor shaft bearings and timing...

Agreed. Distributor shaft bearings and timing belt tensioner bearing noises may sound like a nuisance. But one will leave you stranded and the other can lead you to needing an engine.

As a side...
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By Brents

In order to figure this one out you will need a...

In order to figure this one out you will need a volt meter. You can buy a cheep one at any auto parts store. You will need to perform some voltage "drop" tests.

In very simple terms resistance...
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Brents

It is kind of difficult to say how serious you...

It is kind of difficult to say how serious you should take minor sounds. An experienced mechanic will develop a skill for attributing importance to different sounds.

Some things that help me...
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By Brents

That is probably correct and why I would...

That is probably correct and why I would recommend another fluid change in 3k to 5k miles. Also Ames63 should make sure he is checking the level under the proper conditions which is most likely with...
Replies: 2
Views: 16,918
Posted By Brents

Sometimes the axles come out easy, other times...

Sometimes the axles come out easy, other times the axle is a bear to get out. You need to remove the lower ball joint from the spindle on the side you want to remove the axle. A long pry bar works...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By Brents

Starter replacement on the Jetta is similar to...

Starter replacement on the Jetta is similar to the Fox but you will need a jack of some sorts. The starter bolts go through the starter, bell housing, and then thread into the front engine mount...
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By Brents

That is where I would start. A new filter kit...

That is where I would start. A new filter kit (if applicable as some auto trans filters are not serviceable) and most importantly use the factory recommended fluid. If you remove the transmission...
Replies: 2
Views: 2,428
Posted By Brents

It is very likely that the contacts in the...

It is very likely that the contacts in the ignition switch are worn out. This is somewhat common on older Honda's. The electrical part of the ignition switch can be replaced separate from the...
Replies: 4
Views: 9,297
Posted By Brents

First things first as others have said check the...

First things first as others have said check the fuse. This should be simple enough to do and easily labeled so you can identify the proper fuse to check.

If the fuse is good then it gets a...
Replies: 8
Views: 44,304
Posted By Brents

While the lifetime alignment offer sounds like a...

While the lifetime alignment offer sounds like a good deal i would be a bit skeptical. If the shop is truly offering an alignment every 5,000 miles then they are either going to have to find things...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 31
 


 
Forum Jump