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The exhaust system may be full of oil and deposits from prior failure of heads....drive it.....a long trip...hopefully with no one behind you
Posted on Apr 02, 2015
On this long run, pay attention to heat guage and possible coolant loss. Cracked engine block could be the problem which head work would not fix.
Posted on Apr 02, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Also try the crv recall replacing the ignition mechanism where you insert the key. I have the same problem and was solved after reading about it in one blog.. it is free. It appears that it got shorted and will automatically kill the engine. after a while it will be cold again and you will be able to start the engine..
Posted on Nov 07, 2010
it sounds like a glow plug issue. perhaps a bad glow plug relay. I would think its the relay if the problem comes and goes. If it were a bad glow plug the problem would be constant. check for volts at the glow plugs next time the car acts up. If you find no volts, tap on the glow plug relay next time you turn the key on. This may cause it to activate. if so then replace relay
Posted on Jan 05, 2011
SOURCE: Rough idle on 2004 Grand
CHECK OR REPLACE ALL VACUUM HOSES.REPLACE AIR FILTER,REPLACE FUEL FILTER,CLEAN FUEL INJECTORS WITH A CAN OF SEAFOAM TO 3/4 TO FULL TANK OF GAS.CLEAN THE THROTTLE BODY THROTTLE PLATE.SPRAY CARBURETOR CLEANER INTO THROTTLE BODY BREAK CARBON BUILD UP AROUND THROTTLE PLATE AND SPRAY CARB CLEANER AROUND THROTTLE BODY SHAFT AREA REMOVE CARBON BUILD UP TO PREVENT SHAFT FROM BINDIND.BECAREFUL NOT TO GET CARBURETOR CLEANER IN THE IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE AND OTHER ELECTRICAL PARTS.REPLACE ALL VACUUM HOSES ON THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND REPLACE PCV.
Posted on May 08, 2011
Your head bolts are stretched, when it got hot it weakened the metal in the bolts which means that the bolts cannot hold the needed tension on the head. Replace the bolts and you will stop blowing head gaskets. Also use Genuine Toyota head gasket, It will be a bit dearer but they are much better than aftermarket options.
Posted on Mar 07, 2012
SOURCE: White smoke came from the exhaust pipe and the car killed in motion. I check all fluid levels were fine, once i started the care again and proceeded the accleration was a bit rough. After a few minute
white smoke mostly is caused by over fueling so what i suggest you do is first of all check if there is no leak on the injectors and if there is none which means your valve sterm seals are damaged.When the head gasket is blown out you may have problems like :-loosing power when driving,over heating,idling problems and oil mixing with water, its not your head gasket.
Posted on Oct 22, 2012
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