I haven't Driven my car in 1 year and and barely turned it on its a 97 hatchback Honda is my car gonna have problems when i turn it on and start driving it What should i do?

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When my car is idling I have heat but when I am driving it doesn't have any heat but cool air?

Taking that your vehicle has not had any work undertaken recently -One or more things could be the cause of your problems so a couple of basic checks are required before you get your hands dirty.......If your car has a temperature gauge you may find that the running temperature will be low when t...

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the clutch adjustment.if its not hydaulic.

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Why does car turn off with key in run position it is ignition problem if you hold key between run and start it will stay running?

Have you tried changing the ignition switch?

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2002 kia Rio and the timing belt broke while i was driving so you replaced the belt and before i tried to start the car i turned it over by hand and it will only turn half way then stops?

There is a bent or dropped valve that is hampering it, The Rio 1.5 is a zero tolerance engine if the belt breaks than its pooched

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Call your local DMV in VA. They will give you that information.

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Why does a fog come out of your car vents when you turn on the car and start driving?

Sounds to me like the heater core is leaking coolant.

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When i make a u turn my car stops accelerating. So I have to pull over and put it into park to get it to go again. Why would it do this?

You may have too little transmission fluid in your car which makes the transmission stop working when you turn and the fluid goes to the outside of the turn. Stopping lets the fluid run back down to the rest of the transmission so it can work again. You should have someone check the fluid level. ...

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I own a 97 LR Discovery it won't start I does turn over plenty of battery There is also this clicking sound under the passenger glove box?

There is:A: There is a loose connection between the cables and the battery. Which means you would most likely have to clean/replace the battery cable clamps.B:Ignition Relay switch is damaged, which can be replaced.C: There may be the incorrect battery for your vehicle, that there is not enough p...

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Why does my car make a loud tractor type noise when accelerating and when I start my car it is also slow to accelerate?

Sounds like your ignition timing is off.

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Why is my car not starting up it was working fine until now it's a 94 mercury sable and I think I left the lights on all night but I'm not sure. What should I do?

Try charging or replacing the battery

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