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Thanks, ukrbyk! I am going to inform myself as...

Thanks, ukrbyk! I am going to inform myself as much as possible before I undo anything in the engine!

Suessy
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The story unwinds as follows! The engine was...

The story unwinds as follows!

The engine was cutting to a lower rev when I was trying to go into a higher gear and the engine was replaced because this shop said it needed to be replaced. I think...
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Thanks, ukrbyk! I will check all of the...

Thanks, ukrbyk!

I will check all of the connections and I will read up on the ECM, and the TCM!

OK, so I had to look up what TCM meant!

If I end up actually being able to fix something...
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Hi! Thanks for the replies! Yes,...

Hi!

Thanks for the replies!

Yes, everything was working before. I just didn't notice the windows because it was cold and I didn't try to put them down. And now that it is getting warmer, I...
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Smile 2003 Honda Element/I had a newer engine installed with many electrical problems!

Hi:

I just bought a 2003 Honda Element and had a much newer engine installed in it and now my windows don't work, my air conditioning doesn't work and my headlight switches are all turned around!...
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Hi ukrbyk: OK - so here's the scoop - I...

Hi ukrbyk:

OK - so here's the scoop - I finally took it to a Honda mechanic who found the problem in a couple of hours. He said it was a fuse and a corroded wire. This is the father of the young...
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ukrbyk or boredatwork:): I hope you guys are...

ukrbyk or boredatwork:): I hope you guys are still out there! I changed the distributor (really easy!) - not new but I found a Honda mechanic (13 years of service and now he has his own shop across...
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Posted By Suessy

ukrbyk - I was just thinking about refurbished...

ukrbyk - I was just thinking about refurbished distributor vs new and I agree with you - new is better - I will go with that. The refurbished is $90 and the new is $128 online - I just have to wait...
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Posted By Suessy

Old spark plugs pictures

And ukrbyk - btw - here are pictures of the old spark plugs.

Suessy

http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/ww224/Suessy_2009/sparkplugs1.jpg
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Red face OK - thanks again, you guys! I am going to bite...

OK - thanks again, you guys! I am going to bite the bullet and buy a distributor and change the whole thing out after I check again for the 12V and the codes which looks interesting to do. This all...
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Posted By Suessy

I just had my hair dyed blonde on Wed! Wow - you're psychic!

Thanks ukrbyk:

I changed the valve cover gaskets/spark plug seals and grommets. I didn't do the spark plug well thing yet. But ... I checked the ohms across the places on the distributor things...
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Posted By Suessy

Oil in spark plug wells and valve cover gasket(s)

I changed the wires and I watched the videos and I certainly can change the valve cover gasket stuff but the spark plug oil well gaskets I'm not sure because a lot of parts have to come off for that!...
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so maybe it's just the oil in the spark plug wells?

OK for the distributor - thanks anyway for checking ukrbyk!

I will check out the youtube links you sent. Thanks. The seals may be too difficult for me to do but it's worth a look ... drat!
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ukrbyk or boredatwork replies

Hi!

I have to say, ukrbyk, that boredatwork had a great idea. I actually got the screw out quite easily by scoring the top as boredatwork suggested but I did it by taking the little saw blade OUT...
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Hack saw it is! OK - I will do the other stuff...

Hack saw it is! OK - I will do the other stuff too - I just have to read it carefully and see what the heck you mean!

Thanks again, boredatwork!

Suessy
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Screw off rotor in distributor - honda civic 1994

Hi boredatwork or ukrbyk (or anyone who has a trick for this!):

Well - I checked everything - I even followed the instructions to check the fuel pressure regulator line flow (I can't get that dang...
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Posted By Suessy

1ST OF ALL - THANK YOU UKRBYK AND BOREDATWORK! ...

1ST OF ALL - THANK YOU UKRBYK AND BOREDATWORK!

ukrbyk - I cut off the distributor part of the picture to make it smaller. I did check the distributor - I took it off and it looked really clean...
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1994 Honda Civic - won't start - am learning - starter fluid spray?

Hi:

ukrbyk gave me instructions to follow to see what the problem was starting my 1994 4-door Honda Civic and I did check the distributor (good), the spark plugs (clean, almost new) and the fuel...
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Posted By Suessy

OK - so here are a couple of pictures, ukrbyk -...

OK - so here are a couple of pictures, ukrbyk - also, there was no coolant at all in the radiator and I put a quart of oil in the engine....
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Posted By Suessy

Thanks again, ukrbyk - I will take a picture. I...

Thanks again, ukrbyk - I will take a picture. I will try to remove the worst oil-filled spark plug and see what it looks like. I did check youtube for how to do it and I think I can at least do...
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Posted By Suessy

Hi ukrbyk (or anyone who can help and has helped...

Hi ukrbyk (or anyone who can help and has helped and is interested ... ) - I followed your instructions as far as I could.

BUT ... I took the spark plug rubber thingees off the spark plugs one by...
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Posted By Suessy

Thank you so much, ukrbyk! A picture is just...

Thank you so much, ukrbyk! A picture is just what I needed! I am printing this all out and trying this stuff out this weekend which is supposed to go up to close to 0 degrees C.

Perfect timing...
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Posted By Suessy

Thanks, ukrbyk and tow guy! They 'said' there...

Thanks, ukrbyk and tow guy! They 'said' there were 67,000 km on the engine so it is supposed to be pretty new (it looks good to me but what do I know!)

I think the timing belt is OK - would that...
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Posted By Suessy

Thanks anyway, concretemasonry. And it is -21C. ...

Thanks anyway, concretemasonry. And it is -21C. Bummer. I was hoping maybe someone would have some wildly successful tips as I have no warm garage to tow the car to.

Take care,
Suessy
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Posted By Suessy

1994 Honda Civic DX Frozen Gas Line?

Hi:

I am living right now in Montreal (right now itís -21˚) and my 1994 Honda Civic DX (4-door) wonít start. It cranks (I think you say this?) but it doesnít catch to turn on. (Itís not that old...
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