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Troubleshooting Engine Problems

How to troubleshoot engine problems from hesitation to smoking to loss of power.

How To Perform a Compression Test
Your engine's compression can tell a lot about its inner health. Compression tests will reveal these numbers and allow you to troubleshoot the problem. Low compression can mean an engine rebuild. Do a compression test to find out if you have low compression.

How To Test Your Main Relay
Your main relay can go bad, and if it does, you'll have hard start, no start, hot start and other problems. Before you replace the main relay in your Honda Civic, Accord, Prelude, CRX or other Honda, be sure you perform this fairly simple test. You'll save a lot of time and money with wrong diagnoses and missed troubleshooting if you get it right the first time.

Help With Your Honda Hot Start Problem
If your Honda Accord, Civic, Prelude, CRX or other won't start when it's hot, you are suffering from a common Honda no-start problem. The hot start problem in these cars is well known, which means it is easy to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair a hot start problem in a Honda. If you're having trouble starting your Honda when hot, we'll help you lick the hot start problem.

Troubleshooting Problems With Engine Idle
In many ways, engine idle is a good measure of your engine's health. If anything is going wrong under the hood, there's a good chance it will be affecting your car's idle speed and quality. Problems with idle speed, things like slow idle, low idle, bad idle, lumpy idle, fast idle -- these are symptoms that should be investigated, troubleshooted,...

Repairing Your Overheating Engine
When the weather is warm, we rely on our car's cooling system to keep temperatures in the engine compartment under control, and keep us on the road. Your cooling system is a series of components that circulate coolant through the engine to absorb heat, then circulate air around the coolant to get it out. If any part of the system stops working, you're on the side of the road while your engine takes a steam bath.

Troubleshooting Engine Oil Consumption
Oil consumption or loss mean that you are filling your oil regularly. Find out what the source of your oil leak is.

Troubleshooting Engine Problems By Sound
Troubleshooting is the most important part of auto repair. If you can properly troubleshoot a problem, you won't waste time and money fixing things that don't need to be fixed. If you can troubleshoot your bad engine performance, engine missing, misfiring, overheating, sounds like bad news, or other engine problems, you can repair them and be back on the road.

Troubleshooting Engine Problems
Troubleshooting is the most important part of auto repair. If you can properly troubleshoot a problem, you won't waste time and money fixing things that don't need to be fixed. If you can troubleshoot your bad engine performance, engine missing, misfiring, overheating, sounds like bad news, or other engine problems, you can repair them and be back on the road.

Troubleshooting Engine Driveability Problems: Surging or Misfiring
Troubleshooting is the most important part of auto repair. If you can properly troubleshoot a problem, you won't waste time and money fixing things that don't need to be fixed. If you can troubleshoot your bad engine performance, engine missing, misfiring, overheating, sounds like bad news, or other engine problems, you can repair them and be back on the road.

Troubleshooting Engine Problems: Hesitation
Troubleshooting is the most important part of auto repair. If you can properly troubleshoot a problem, you won't waste time and money fixing things that don't need to be fixed. If you can troubleshoot your bad engine performance, engine missing, misfiring, overheating, sounds like bad news, or other engine problems, you can repair them and be back on the road.

Figure Out Why Your Car is Overheating
Troubleshooting a car that is overheating can be frustrating. There are many reasons why your car may be overheating. Take a look at this list of common causes of overheating and you will be closer to diagnosing that steam shooting from under your hood.

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