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Do you mean loping or surging? Honda's will...

Do you mean loping or surging?

Honda's will surge if the coolant level gets low.

Check the level and add as needed. Make sure you open the bleeder port near the thermostat during the process so...
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I can't give you an exact location, but it will...

I can't give you an exact location, but it will be before the catalytic converter.

When the exhaust is COLD, you can find it by feel if you can't see it.

A 7/8" or 22 mm should do the trick....
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In your area, I'd say no more than $85-100.

In your area, I'd say no more than $85-100.
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Just call and ask them what fuel injection...

Just call and ask them what fuel injection cleaning system they use. Most reputable garages that specialize in electronic and emissions diagnostics should have it.

Don't let them sell you the...
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Not a good idea. If you really want to clean...

Not a good idea.

If you really want to clean the injectors, the best way to go is with a Motor-Vac or similar system for the most efficient cleaning.

Here's a link that tells you about it.
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Glad I could help. Matt

Glad I could help.

Matt
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Just spoke with a mason today that does stucco. ...

Just spoke with a mason today that does stucco.

I'm doing the same the same thing and he told me to do 1/4" scratch/brown coat, let it dry for a couple of days and then do the color coat about...
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Sounds like the Idle Air Control (IAC) motor is...

Sounds like the Idle Air Control (IAC) motor is on the way out.

It's located on the throttle body, has an electrical connector and two 8 or 10mm bolts holding in in.

Seem to remember it's about...
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Don't have a book handy, but I'm guessing it's a...

Don't have a book handy, but I'm guessing it's a small halogen replacement bulb accessed from the engine compartment area.

They are usually held into the back side of the headlight with a plastic...
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You can check the codes by placing a jumper wire...

You can check the codes by placing a jumper wire between the "a" and "b" terminals on the diagnostic connector, turning the ignition to "on" and counting the flashes of the light.

One flash,...
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ETA: PROPER way to do this is using the bleeder...

ETA: PROPER way to do this is using the bleeder port located on or near the thermostat housing.

It should use a 12 or 13mm socket.

Make sure the system is cold so you don't get burned.

Open...
02-09-05, 07:47 PM
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The internet is also a good place to find pumps...

The internet is also a good place to find pumps and other pool supplies such as heaters, filters, lights, etc.

From what I've seen they are pretty competitive and it's how I plan to purchase all...
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Before I'd invest in replacing the injectors, I'd...

Before I'd invest in replacing the injectors, I'd spend the $75-80 to have the injectors cleaned using a MotorVac or similar system and see if that helps.

Although injectors do go bad, my gut...
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Front or back? IIRC, most, if not all,...

Front or back?

IIRC, most, if not all, Toyota front wheel bearings are of the sealed variety and need to be pressed in and out by a machine shop. At least that's how the ones on my former '85...
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Used to be called a "smog pump" and was driven by...

Used to be called a "smog pump" and was driven by a belt. Now, on the newer vehicles, it's an electric motor smog pump, but it does the same thing.

You're best bet is to have an auto technician...
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You can jumper the ALDL (Assembly Line Diagnostic...

You can jumper the ALDL (Assembly Line Diagnostic Link) between pins A & B. Turn the key to "On" and count the flashes of the "Check Engine" light.

HTH

Matt
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You may have a bad starter, BUT before you go...

You may have a bad starter, BUT before you go that route you need to make sure you have good battery. You didn't say how old the battery is or if it drains quite often while you're gone and has to...
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Should be a pretty straigt forward job. Don't...

Should be a pretty straigt forward job. Don't know what part of the country you're in, but if you're subject to rust, road salt, etc you want to be sure to soak any fittings (especially the hose...
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No jacking should be involved. Access is from...

No jacking should be involved. Access is from under the hood near the passenger side firewall and from under the passenger side dash IIRC.

Matt
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The cable most likely connects to a water valve...

The cable most likely connects to a water valve located somewhere near the firewall. You might want to try disconnecting the cable at the water valve and see if it moves all the way between Hot and...
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The "best" way to have your injectors cleaned is...

The "best" way to have your injectors cleaned is with a "Motorvac" or similar system. It uses a cleaner mixed with gas and runs independent of your vehicle fuel system. It cleans the injectors AND...
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Although I haven't personally replaced an...

Although I haven't personally replaced an Aerostar heater core, if it's like most Fords you're in for a fun time.

Seriously though, it's located in the heater plenum (large, black, plastic box)...
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Although I'm not intimately familiar with the '97...

Although I'm not intimately familiar with the '97 Civic, most Hondas use a water valve to control the flow of water through the heater core. It's usually located near the firewall and is controlled...
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You might want to check the backing plates and...

You might want to check the backing plates and make sure they're not rubbing on the inside of the rotors.

Matt
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IIRC, I believe that one is located under the...

IIRC, I believe that one is located under the right side of the dash next to the kick panel. I think the wire is tan.

HTH

Matt
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