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Thanks, I will keep it in mind to make sure I...

Thanks, I will keep it in mind to make sure I change oil and filter before next smog check.
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So changing oil can have noticeable improve on...

So changing oil can have noticeable improve on HC? How can I check/test myself before and after changing oil?
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1995 Toyota Camry CA Smog Check

1995 Toyota Camry LE Wagon, V6, AT, 145,301 miles. Just had CA Star smog check passed 3 days ago, but HC (PPM) for both @15 mph and @25 mph are close to MAX. I remembered I had this same car Star...
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I also own 95 Camry Wagon from new. My car use...

I also own 95 Camry Wagon from new. My car use OBD II and the connector is behind coin box at driver side. You need to take off coin box to see OBD II connector.
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OK, problem solved. It is due to belt tension. ...

OK, problem solved. It is due to belt tension. It is not too tie. It is not tie enough. After put more tension on belt, problem solved. One strange thing is the voltage is around 12V after turn...
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Thanks for your suggestions. I have installed it...

Thanks for your suggestions. I have installed it three times total (old and new) and very careful about mounting bolts. Those bolts are 12mm and 14mm. No obvious wear and look good. I am going to...
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Yes, it looks like I have bad alternator. Bench...

Yes, it looks like I have bad alternator. Bench test fine, but is bad after installing in car. Noise is from alternator. As soon as I loose alternator belt tension, noise is gone.
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Reporting back fixing result so other people can...

Reporting back fixing result so other people can benefit from it. After changing ignition coil, car can start immediately.
Questions below for alternator:
1. Took off original alternator and have...
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Battery is 11.64V before engine starts and drop...

Battery is 11.64V before engine starts and drop to 11.2V after engine starts. Just jump start and it starts right up. Took a chance to drive home and engine die about 3.4 miles away from home. ...
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1990 Honda Accord Starting Problem - Urgent

1990 Honda Accord LX, 4DR, AT, 272,591 miles. Just fixed ignition coil last weekend (see my other post with the same title last week) and today is the first drive after fixing it. Car can be started...
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Very useful information. I may found the problem...

Very useful information. I may found the problem of my car. The ignition coil has "rainbow" effect like it mentioned in this link and not big. Maybe that is why when I checked the primary and...
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Thanks. I will take a look.

Thanks. I will take a look.
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1990 Honda Accord Starting Problem

1990 Honda Accord LX, 4Dr, At, 4 Cylinders, 2.2L, 272,296 miles. I changed to a new car battery 6 months ago. About 8 weeks after, car hard to start when engine is hot. I changed after market...
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I have 90 Honda Accord. The first thing comes to...

I have 90 Honda Accord. The first thing comes to my mind is main relay issue I had. It can't start engine when temperature is high. Engine crank and just can't start. If you open driver's door...
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I took off instrument cluster, inspect circuit...

I took off instrument cluster, inspect circuit board, light bulb, and they all look good. I switched CEL and battery light bulb. Then, I turn key on to check lights. CEL, battery, and other light...
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ukrbyk, I think you misunderstood my problem. ...

ukrbyk, I think you misunderstood my problem. CEL works normal when inside temperature is very hot. If inside temperature is hot or not so hot, CEL won't work. Not the other way around. In other...
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Thanks for comments and suggestions. I have left...

Thanks for comments and suggestions. I have left this problem for > 4 years. Here in CA, we do smog check every two years. This problem was intermittent and had 50% chance come on for 2-3 seconds...
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CEL should come on for 2-3 seconds right after I...

CEL should come on for 2-3 seconds right after I turn key on before starting engine, but it won't come on. There isn't any code stored.
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1990 Accord Check Engine Light Problem

1990 Accord LX, 4 dr, AT, 259,807 miles. Check Engine Light won't come on for 2-3 seconds after turn on ignition key. When it is a very hot day with all windows up (inside car at least 120 degree...
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Thanks for the replied. With 6/32 inches tire...

Thanks for the replied. With 6/32 inches tire thread, I would expect to drive at least another 3 years if it passes CA smog check. Hopefully the tie rod end still good through these 3 years.
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To be more specific where there are. They locate...

To be more specific where there are. They locate at next to tie rod end. Here is the link Honda Automotive Parts...
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Damaged Steering Damper Bellows Question

My old 1990 Honda Accord both Steering Damper Bellows broke and split in half, but still hanging in it's places. I am not planning to keep this car too long until all tires wore out or even earlier...
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Changed master cylinder and problem is fixed.

Changed master cylinder and problem is fixed.
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Correction, it is one short flash and repeat...

Correction, it is one short flash and repeat every 2-3 seconds. So, it is Oxygen sensor. Does anyone know how many Oxygen sensors are in this car? I do see one at exhaust right next to the front...
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1990 Honda Accord Check Engine Light

1990 Honda Accord, 4Dr, AT, 254,900 miles. Check Engine Light is on. Short self diagnosis connector under front passenger side kick panel. It has a long flash and repeat it again. If I turn...
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