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Old 31st July 2013, 02:21   #1666
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Recently my fuel pump motor went kaput and I had to replace it with a Bosch one. The problem is now it takes longer cranking or 2-3 cranks to start as if it is not building enough fuel pressure.
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Old 14th August 2013, 17:30   #1667
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Weird issue with the car battery light on the dash going bonkers!
I was driving back home on the pitiful road so called highway to goa ( the old route).All of a sudden the car just shut down and then came back to life.i though it must have been something in the AC and the problem recurred even after the AC was switched off. Also heard a lot of tics and tacs bear the fuse-box which is below the dash.Checked with the mechanic and he says maybe water in the engine bay was causing the trouble, credit to those craters named potholes on our highways and the paver blocks which are the most horrendous stop gap measures.
I'm at my wit's end as to what I should do?
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Weird issue with the car battery light on the dash going bonkers!
I was driving back home on the pitiful road so called highway to goa ( the old route).All of a sudden the car just shut down and then came back to life.i though it must have been something in the AC and the problem recurred even after the AC was switched off. Also heard a lot of tics and tacs bear the fuse-box which is below the dash.Checked with the mechanic and he says maybe water in the engine bay was causing the trouble, credit to those craters named potholes on our highways and the paver blocks which are the most horrendous stop gap measures.
I'm at my wit's end as to what I should do?
Dont know about the Tics and Tacs. However battery light surely indicates that you better check the alternator. My battery light came up one fine day and i had to replace the alternator cut out.
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Old 14th August 2013, 19:04   #1669
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Weird issue with the car battery light on the dash going bonkers! ....
I'm at my wit's end as to what I should do?
Please check the leads connected to the battery terminal. Seems to me they may be loose.
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Old 16th August 2013, 20:45   #1670
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@desmosedici & toiing checked both will see tomorrow if the problem recurs.
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Old 23rd August 2013, 15:05   #1671
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I bought a 2002 model OHC VTec in Oct 2009 and it works perfectly fine. I am using my car extensively for long distance trips and very comfortable with this car. A Year before I started seeing Oil spills in my garage, and Honda service centre informed that it is Steering Box leak. Option was to change the steering box but the Honda Service suggested that I can continue to use and they started filling the oil whenever I went for service. I even started interacting with Senior relationship manager at Honda but my queries to him did not get any proper response. Of course they initially coordinated with the service centre and checked car in detail. But to my surprise, after some time, they stopped answering to my queries. I sent them reminders, but it was absolute silence from Honda.

This worked fine without any problem for one year and recently the problem got aggravated and Honda service centre told me that I need to replace the steering box full set it will cost me Rs.23K plus taxes and service charges extra. It would have cost me for sure Rs.27K.(this did not include the steering box pump)

One of my friend took me to a mechanic and he got the entire Steering box changed for Rs.6K plus service charges of 2.5K. The mechanic was highly knowledgeable and he got it done in 5 days time . it is more than a month since I had got it done and is perfectly fine now. No oil leaks, no sound and comfortable driving.
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Ok a new problem has cropped up.
1. While starting the vehicle during the "cranking" I do not hear the motor crank, but all I can hear is chak-chak-chak kind of sound. The vehicle doesn't start.
2. After sitting for a while, again twist the keys, motor cranks and engine comes to life.
3. The clock is reset to 1 o clock everytime I get in the car.

To me looks like it can potentially be:
1. Either the battery has conked. It has become very weak and cannot supply the amps. The chak chak may be the relay contacts working, but no current to drive the motor
2. Or the starter motor is going to go bust. The chak chak may be some sound coming from the motor :(
3. Loose wires somewhere?
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Old 27th August 2013, 15:28   #1673
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The A/c compressor on my 2001 OHC vtec has a conked off. It happened over a period of 2 weeks.

Initially the compressor started making weird sounds when switched on. Then, over a period of 2 weeks, the sound persisted and a/c cooling kept on reducing gradually.

I got it checked from a local mechanic. he said, the A/c gas is there, but the compressor is broken from inside, and will need to be replaced.

Any suggestions on where i can get it replaced/repaired at decent costs? The mechanic was asking 10k for a 2nd hand compressor & my broken compressor in exchange.

Suggestion guys??
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Old 27th August 2013, 18:11   #1674
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Ok a new problem has cropped up.
1. While starting the vehicle during the "cranking" I do not hear the motor crank, but all I can hear is chak-chak-chak kind of sound. The vehicle doesn't start.
2. After sitting for a while, again twist the keys, motor cranks and engine comes to life.
3. The clock is reset to 1 o clock everytime I get in the car.

To me looks like it can potentially be:
1. Either the battery has conked. It has become very weak and cannot supply the amps. The chak chak may be the relay contacts working, but no current to drive the motor
2. Or the starter motor is going to go bust. The chak chak may be some sound coming from the motor :(
3. Loose wires somewhere?
Potentially, all your guesses might be correct

Get it checked by a mechanic to ascertain the cause. Make sure your battery cable/grounding etc. are in order. If the battery resets every time you crack, it's a loose cable or a bad battery.

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The A/c compressor on my 2001 OHC vtec has a conked off. It happened over a period of 2 weeks.

Initially the compressor started making weird sounds when switched on. Then, over a period of 2 weeks, the sound persisted and a/c cooling kept on reducing gradually.

I got it checked from a local mechanic. he said, the A/c gas is there, but the compressor is broken from inside, and will need to be replaced.

Any suggestions on where i can get it replaced/repaired at decent costs? The mechanic was asking 10k for a 2nd hand compressor & my broken compressor in exchange.

Suggestion guys??
A cracked compressor needs to be replaced only. You may get a 2nd hand compressor for lesser in my opinion.
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Old 16th September 2013, 15:39   #1675
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2003 OHC 1.5 Exi Type II
92,000 Kms.
Steering rack leaking.

The steering rack was leaking for sometime and I had been topping it up often. But now the leak has increased.
I checked with Bosch service in Chakai Trivandrum, they quoted Rs. 4,000/- for repairing the steering rack by replacing oil seals. The mechanic there said, if it does not work, then replace the entire rack!
Mr. Roy of Bosch service, Kollam (Near Popular Service) said that he wont do a repair job by replacing oil seals as it wont last long and recommends to replace the entire rack (or box?). He quotes Rs. 16,000/- for new OEM (not Honda) + Rs. 2,000/- for labour. He did not mention the make.

I understand from tbhp that agency charges Rs. 24-27K for replacement. I do not want to spent so much.

A google search yielded this
http://pomen-yala.com/honda-city-pow...ering-leaking/
The guy apparently uses a 'repair kit' from Honda itself with part number '06531-STO-WOS'.
Many fellow tbhpians have repaired OHC steering rack by replacing oil seals. Can anyone confirm whether it was the same part that was replaced and how long did it last?

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One of my friend took me to a mechanic and he got the entire Steering box changed for Rs.6K plus service charges of 2.5K. The mechanic was highly knowledgeable and he got it done in 5 days time . it is more than a month since I had got it done and is perfectly fine now. No oil leaks, no sound and comfortable driving.
Was that a repair or replaced with new or a salvage part?

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Old 16th September 2013, 17:56   #1676
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2003 OHC 1.5 Exi Type II
92,000 Kms.
Steering rack leaking.

The steering rack was leaking for sometime and I had been topping it up often. But now the leak has increased. ............

Many fellow tbhpians have repaired OHC steering rack by replacing oil seals. Can anyone confirm whether it was the same part that was replaced and how long did it last?
Was that a repair or replaced with new or a salvage part?
Dhar, i had the same problem and all the figures you mentioned were sung to me as well, I had taken my car to Coimbatore for my FFE and Kumar the guy who did that got my leak fixed; apparently there is this chap who does just this, I can help you reach him. he takes a look at the extend of damage and then quote his price. Mine was not beyond repairs and it cost me about 4k
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Old 24th September 2013, 20:07   #1677
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Hi all, I am looking at replacing the clutch of my 2001 1.5 exi that has done 1 Lakh kms on the original ones. It has started acting up lately with jerky take offs. I was looking in the market and found the exedy stage 1 racing clutch for the type 2 Honda city. Has anybody here used this clutch, if so please share your experiences and the cost.
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I've had an issue that I've seen come up on these forums only a few times.. The car bogs down and refuses to rev past say 2k rpm and I've got to try shifting up and down to fight with it to move.. But this doesn't happen all the time. About 50% of the time and I've noticed it only happens once the engine warms up, not when cold.

I figured it was the iacv so i took the tb out and cleaned it out. Put it back in, drive for a bit and it still happened. Now not sure what it could be, possibly a fuel filter issue? Distributor cap? Anyone had this issue and got it sorted? Or does anyone know what I can do to fix it?
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Hi all, I am looking at replacing the clutch of my 2001 1.5 exi that has done 1 Lakh kms on the original ones. It has started acting up lately with jerky take offs. I was looking in the market and found the exedy stage 1 racing clutch for the type 2 Honda city. Has anybody here used this clutch, if so please share your experiences and the cost.
I got the same thing. Its nice, has apparently exedy makes the OEM clutch but Honda rebrands it ( at least that's what I've read on other forums.) I dont remember how the OEM felt but the exedy it really nice on its own. I spent 6.5 on it I think. Plus labour and fluids it was something like 8.5 or so.
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Hi, my 2003 1.5 Exi wont start as off this morning. Battery is perfect, cranks and everything. I stood the car last night after a short drive. Went to drop someone home and it wouldn't start. Felt like it ran out of fuel whereas the fuel meter shows that there is fuel. Just to be safe I am going to fill some more to eliminate that doubt. Any suggestions for a good mechanic around Sushant lok I? Thanks in advance.
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