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AC doesn’t work Honda Acura

Fix AC doesn’t work Honda Acura AC compressor doesn’t work, blower motor doesn’t work on Honda, Acura Honda and Acura air conditioning systems are set up so the AC compressor will not kick in if there’s a problem with the blower motor. You cannot fix the AC problem until you resolve the blower motor problem first. A blower motor problem will set a trouble code in the climate control system. To get variable speed, Honda doesn’t use a blower motor resistor block. Instead, it uses a blower motor power transistor. … Read More

Blower fuse blows on Hondas

Blower fuse blows on Hondas If you have a burned out blower fuse on a Honda, this might be the problem. Original equipment blower motors usually include a rubber hose mounted to the bottom of the motor. The hose is open to the atmosphere and is used to allow fresh air into the motor to cool it. A TSB has been issued for the Honda models/years listed below, where blower motor fuses may be burning out and good motors are being replaced simply because the cooling hose is blocked. Before … Read More

Honda CRV moaning

Fix a Honda CRV moaning sound If your experience a Honda CRV moaning, read this. Honda has issued a TSB #07-024 for 2002-04 Honda CRVs with 4 wheel drive. The moaning usually occurs when making sharp right or left turns at low speeds. The cause of the moaning sound is a contamination of the differential oil. The repair involves removing all the old oil and burnishing the clutch plates. Then, refill with a new oil P/N 08200-9002, H/C 6512644 This is covered by the Honda warranty if your vehicle is … Read More

Water pump leaks — wrong antifreeze

Water pump leaks because you used the wrong antifreeze Stop water pump leaks by using only the factory antifreeze For decades we all used the green coolant. It worked well as long as we changed it at least once every 2 years or 24,000 miles. The ethylene glycol helped dissipate heat better than water alone, and it prevented freezing in the winter. It also had some really important additives. First, it contained a water pump lubricant to keep the two rotating carbon seals inside the water running smoothly. The coolant … Read More

Honda crankshaft bolt removal

Best way to remove crankshaft bolt from a Honda engine You want to do your own timing belt replacement so you can save a few hundred dollars. But the first thing you discover is that you don’t know how to do a Honda crankshaft bolt removal. Some folks have tried attaching a long breaker bar and socket to the bolt and wedging the breaker bar against the concrete floor. Then, they go inside the car and bump the starter. The quick snapping force can sometimes break the bolt loose. It … Read More

Honda battery dead

What’s killing the battery in my Honda Honda reports a problem with an A/C relay that can stick and drain your battery. If you drive a 2006-07 Accord Hybrid or 2003 Civic Hybrid and have a problem with your Honda battery is dead, check the relay before condemning any other component. Find the A/C relay and remove it by pulling it out. If the printing on the relay shows that it was made by a company OTHER THAN Mitsuba, replace it. Mitsuba relays are designed to prevent the sticking problem. … Read More


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