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It is supposed to once the inside of the car cools down some

1996 Honda... | Answered on Jul 19, 2014


You are a victim of dodges crappy transmissions. I had one the only quick fix is to swap it out and add an oil cooler. I suggest www.eatmyshift.com or jasper transmissions they have upgraded and corrected the problem. Dodge put junk in them that was easily affected by heat. The # killer of these transmission is excessive idle as the pump isn't turning without being in a gear. Oh also check ur transmission fluid I might have just typed all this for nothing if it's low or over full it to will cause problems. Just make sure it is idling in nutral with parking break on to give an accurate reading.

1996 Honda... | Answered on Jul 19, 2014


as the rpm gauge is triggered by the coil impulse I would start looking at the ignition circuit (fuse-broken wire--loose wire --coil problem- all connections. ECM wire -)

1996 Honda... | Answered on Jul 11, 2014


start with a new distributor cap and rotor button. Should probably replace the plug wires too. If still nothing, look to see that you're getting spark from the coil to the distributor.

1996 Honda... | Answered on Jul 03, 2014


There will be a number of smaller screws around the outside of the bumper, like in the wheel well and under the car by the splash shield under the engine. All of those will need to be removed. Then you need to remove the turn signal lights in the front bumper with a long phillips screwdriver. Take a flashlight and look inside the bumper through the lower grill at the side of the turn signal housing. You'll see a small hole for the screwdriver. The screw doesn't need to come all the way out to remove the light.
Remove turn signal housing on both sides and look back at the frame crossmember behind the bumper. There are two large bolts on each side holding the bumper on. You'll need some extensions to reach them. Once those are out, you'll be able to tell if you missed any smaller screws/clips.

1996 Honda... | Answered on Jul 01, 2014


Yes, the bumper has to come off to remove the headlights.
There will be a number of smaller screws around the outside of the bumper, like in the wheel well and under the car by the splash shield under the engine. All of those will need to be removed. Then you need to remove the turn signal lights in the front bumper with a long phillips screwdriver. Take a flashlight and look inside the bumper through the lower grill at the side of the turn signal housing. You'll see a small hole for the screwdriver. The screw doesn't need to come all the way out to remove the light.
Remove turn signal housing on both sides and look back at the frame crossmember behind the bumper. There are two large bolts on each side holding the bumper on. You'll need some extensions to reach them. Once those are out, you'll be able to tell if you missed any smaller screws/clips. Carefully move the bumper cover out of the way to have access to the headlight mounting points.

1996 Honda... | Answered on Jul 01, 2014


It's directly in front of the passanger, at their feet. It sits in a small pocket in the panel which transitions from the floor to the firewall. Peel down the carpet and you'll find it there.
Not sure how to tell if it's faulty, but I'd say there would be some major problems with your car if the ECM wasn't working properly, since there isn't much on your car that doesn't operate through there.
So, looking the code up online gives these:
Possible causes
- Faulty Heated Oxygen Sensor (H2OS) Bank 1 Sensor 2
- Heated Oxygen Sensor (H2OS) Bank 1 Sensor 2 circuit fuse
- Heated Oxygen Sensor (H2OS) Bank 1 Sensor 2 circuit open shorted to ground
- Heated Oxygen Sensor (H2OS) Bank 1 Sensor 2 circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)

I HIGHLY doubt the ECM is faulty. That is very uncommon. Very.
However, oxygen sensors do fail. So I would go ahead and look at replacing the oxygen sensor by the catalytic converter under the car.
Not a big deal if you're mechanically inclined.
In a nutshell: Put the car on ramps or jackstands so you have plenty or room under the car to move around. NEVER leave the car supported soley by a jack. Set parking brake, leave in gear/park. Make sure the car has had time to cool before doing any work on the exhaust- it heats up quick when the car is running, and boy it can get hot!
locate the sensor near the catalytic converter- it'll have some wires coming out of it. Soak that thing with a good penetrating oil like PB Blaster. let it sit for a while. It's going to be tough getting it out if it's the original sensor. You may also need a "crow's foot" socket to get around the sensor. Cutting the wires off is an option since you're replacing it anyway. Try to loosen it. You may need a breaker bar to get it loose. If no luck, soak it some more and let it sit a while longer. Try again. Eventually it'll come loose and back out. Then replace with the new one and follow the wires to the connector. If it isn't under the car, it's probably under the passenger seat.
I had to replace the one in the front of my 4 cyl, and it was a pain! Ended up stripping the threads somehow while removing the original. Had to take the exhaust manifold off and re-thread it. So don't be suprised if this is a little more trouble than you expect when you first look at it. These things are constantly exposed to high temps and then cool off, not to mention moisture too.
I personally would attempt it (I have a second car I can drive if my Accord has to sit), but if you've never done more than put gas in your car or change a flat tire with some help, I strongly suggest taking it to a mechanic.

1996 Honda... | Answered on Jul 01, 2014


check out if the doors is closed well,if not it will do that

1996 Honda... | Answered on Jun 26, 2014


You can do two things call around find the least expensive mechanic or you can go to YouTube and search the videos to help you replace it. There are a lot of videos to help.

1996 Honda... | Answered on Jun 16, 2014


This has become an increasingly common problem with late models. There is a VERY specific drive cycle that must occur before certain monitors will run. It varies from system to system usually. Usually starts with a cold engine start-up, then very specific accel, and cruise parameters, followed by a closed throttle decel, from highway speed without using brakes. Until these specifics are met, the monitors will remain incomplete.

1996 Honda... | Answered on Jun 10, 2014


Sounds like the motor gave out found a place to buy the part new and very very cheap it's Geek Parts.com.

1996 Honda... | Answered on Jun 09, 2014


Left side of dash, to the left of your feet, and there are 2 under the hood, a big 1 right rear area and a small ABS fuse box in the same area.

1996 Honda... | Answered on Jun 02, 2014

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