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My check engine light has been on for quite a while, I went to the honda dealership and they said that I needed to replace my catalytic convertor as well as my timing belt, I went to a trusted mechanic and he replaced my timing belt and tole me that I should hold off on the catalytic convertor becuase it does not afffect drivability and since I have a low ...
About a year ago (?) the odometer reading on my dashboard "disappeared". I was told it was the cluster that needed to be replaced, and that it would cost me $500. He also said it probably was not worth it to have it replaced, and I did not have the money, so I never did. Now, I have to get a smog check, and I went to a test-only center. The guy there ...
I recently did not pass the emissions portion of my smog check (CA). Specifically the "HC (PPM)"section failed at 15mph. It measured 101 with a max allowed being 61. To remedy this, I had my mechanic replace the oxygen sensor (which was a previous problem months before) as well as a major tune-up and fuel injector cleaning. I went back to retake the smog ...
CEL light came on 3rd week of Dec-2012. Light stayed on. Car was parked for 1 1/2 I was out on vacation. When I came back on April 17th, battery dead, went to get a new one at Toy dealer. A month later the car lost power. Took it to a mechanic kept on giving code P0171..mechanic have checked and installed new or used parts: MAF, fuel injectors, fuel ...

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