Harley Davidson Stripped Drain Plug Hole – Best Fix

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Oil Pan Thread FIX DenLorsTools.com Summary: There are several options for repairing stripped holes for oil and transmission drain plugs on motorcycles – only one is the best fix. Regardless of whether it’s a Harley or any other type of motorcycle, these repair tips will help. See our oil pan/housing thread repair kits or read on for the advantages and disadvantages of the different ideas for repairs in this article. As you’ll learn I am biased towards a certain repair solution, but with good reason. Read the rest…

Tire Issues – Rough Ride with Supposedly Good Tires

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Honda 2001 HR-V

DenLorsTools.com Summary: A recent comment and question from a reader (in the UK) about a vibration with a 2001 Honda SUV (similar to the CRV in the states).  Our tool and auto repair blog answers many questions encompassing many facets of car repair service. Sometimes it’s from professional automotive repair technicians that need the correct specialty tool and other times it’s from a car owner just trying to get his ride right. Here’s the lead up to this car owner’s question:

Reader’s Comment and Question

Hi, I have a 2001 Honda HR-V, 4×4, 5 speed manual, 76K, just had it Serviced at Honda Main dealer and now have a vibration which is making for a very rough ride felt through the general drive of the car.

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Honda Crank Bolt Loosening – Civic, Accord, Acura etc

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© DenLorsTools.com  Summary: The hexagon Honda crank pulley tool used to hold the crankshaft pulley still while loosening the bolt has to withstand a lot of stress. We have this lifetime warranted tool located strategically at warehouses throughout the USA for quick delivery.

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Honda Civic Accord Time-Sert Oil Pan Thread Repair Kit © DenLorsTools.com

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The image above is an engine bay of of a Honda Civic.

© DenLorsTools.com Summary: Tips from an ASE Master Auto technician about how to repair common thread failures in Honda automobiles. Aluminum engine components lighten the load but also have weaker threads that end up failing more often than older designs using steel. See what methods professional auto repair shops are using to repair worn threads in Honda aluminum oil pans, including the Accord, Civic and Odyssey.

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Honda Crank Pulley Locking Tool – Size, Measuring info from DenLors

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Honda 50mm Crank Pulley slot measurement - DenLors Tools.

©DenLorsTools.com Summary: Purchase the Honda crank pulley tool now or continue reading for more information. DenLors Tools provides info on Honda and Acura crank pulley hexagon slot opening measurement. Measuring the size is important to determine what size holding tool is required for securing the crank pulley to loosen the crankshaft pulley bolt. Conversion from millimeters to inches provided in the photos for 45mm and 50mm. Read the rest…

Honda Crank Pulley Tool – Removal Video Tips for DIY

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Still image above – see bottom of the article for our DIY video.

© DenLorsTools.com  Summary: Honda crank pulley tool info. Questions and answers in comment section. In 2005 the first car repair article written for DenLors Tools was on Honda and Acura crankshaft bolt removal. Before that, many years ago, in the early nineties prior to selling automotive tools for a living, I worked at a car repair shop as a tech in Lakeland Florida and had a timing belt job. To my surprise the Honda had a very tight crank bolt to loosen. In fact it was so difficult to loosen (without the correct tool) that I was unable to remove it to replace the timing belt. Hating to lose a gravy job and being on flat rate… I tried everything. The problem was that the whole engine turns when trying to loosen the bolt.  Read the rest…

Honda Accord Oxygen Sensor P0141, P0135 – Check Engine Light

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2006 Honda Accord Check Eng P0141 Heater circuit fault B1 S2
© DenLorsTools.com  Summary: Auto repair article with information on the Honda Accord check engine light with a fault code of Po441 or P0135. Code definition and location of sensor when this code is stored in the vehicles computer. Car repair tips including how to access electrical plug for oxygen sensor past catalytic converter and which type of specialty is used for the sensor.

Honda CRV Noises – Rubbing Clunking Clicking Roaring Sounds

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CRV in the shop

© DenLorsTools.com Summary: This auto repair blog covers 1996-2001 first generation Honda CR V’s which are making unwanted noises. Suggestions on what to look for when experiencing noises like thumping, grinding, rattling, clanking etc. Diagnosing the source of unusual noises coming from any vehicle can be very frustrating – knowing some of the common issues can help to make short work of troubleshooting the problem.

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