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#4057 of 5207 1994 Honda Civic EX A/C problems
Jul 26, 2005 (6:26 pm)
Does the 1994 Honda Civic EX have any sensors on or connected to the Evaporator core or is it just the expansion valve inside and the pressure switch and relay outside ?
I evacuated the a/c and re charged with the correct amount of R134 and during the day when it is hot the a/c stops cooling but in the morning it seems to do ok.
Any ideas, If I wasn't already losing my hair this would surely start it..
#4058 of 5207 Re: You are right... [gee35coupe]
Jul 26, 2005 (8:23 pm)
You are so right. I am learning so much so quickly. I am by no means sure that their diagnosis is the final outcome in this. But many of the lawyers who turned down the case were respectfully clear about the amount of money they would have to put out to fight it and that it wasn't something their firm could handle. I have one more to try tomorrow and then we will probably give up on the legal end. Me and my husband, anyway. The two car owners (my daughter and son-in-law) may try the states attorney general and the media. The very best case scenario I see now is her total recovery and somehow a reasonable ending to the car part. I don't really think it is going to end up entirely consumer fair. But, just give me a good wish in the recovery, that's what counts the most. And thanks for your input....I asked many of your questions to the service engineer who has the car. I guess this car doesn't have the electronic memory of the transmissin history. So it can't say what actions were taken at the time of the occurance. We'll be OK. Our family is very close and if this injury persists, we can transfer my husband's job to be near them in a year or two and make the best of it. Thanks again! Mom
#4059 of 5207 Re: To be honest... [desperatemom]
Jul 26, 2005 (8:33 pm)
Your best approach is to have your legal counsel recommend a forensic mechanic who can inspect the vehicle and make a determination of what happened. That's an area where I'm occasionally employed, and my testimony has had impact on court rulings. It has been suggested by some posters here that the vehicle's onboard computers can be accessed to extract data re the operating conditions prior to the event, but this is bunk. The only information that can be extracted from onboard computers is "freeze frame" data from the engine control computer at the instant that a check engine light was set, or, in limited applications, data from the SRS computer for a five second period prior to an airbag deployment. That information currently consists of:
State of Warning Indicator when event occurred (ON/OFF)
Length of time the warning lamp was illuminated
Crash-sensing activation times or sensing criteria met
Time from vehicle impact to deployment
Diagnostic Trouble Codes present at the time of the event
Ignition cycle count at event time
Maximum ΔV for near-deployment event
ΔV vs. time for frontal airbag deployment event
Time from vehicle impact to time of maximum ΔV
State of driver's seat belt switch
Time between near-deploy and deploy event (if within 5 seconds)
Passenger's airbag enabled or disabled state
Engine speed (5 sec before impact)
Vehicle speed (5 sec before impact)
Brake status (5 sec before impact)
Throttle position (5 sec before impact)
These are parameters for GM vehicles, and some selected Ford models.
Currently, automotive technicians are unable to access this information, but the manufacturer can for the purpose of airbag system evaluation, and only through Vetronics Diagnostics. This information is not generally released to anyone. However, under certain circumstances, the police may access this information with the aid of the manufacturer or special computer programs.
The resulting data may find its way into a courtroom during a civil or criminal action. Such information has been used in court to prosecute an at-fault driver in a fatal collision.
To my knowledge, Honda does not yet have this capability.
For more information, check:
#4060 of 5207 There was a debate in another forum...
Jul 27, 2005 (10:08 am)
We were discussiing whether we would want that "capability" in our cars. There was a case where that information was used to convict a teenager of wrecklessly killing a mother and daughter. I decided since I do spend a lot of time at an illegal speed that I didn't want that on my car.
#4061 of 5207 Re: SRS ligth On [flieger]
Jul 27, 2005 (11:15 am)
Hi, I'm still working in checking all the electrical connections related to the SRS system (Seat belts switches, air bag sensors, fuses etc). I think I solved the problem because I found a loose connection in the sensor of the airbag in the steering wheel. Yet, the repair manual of the 99 Civic says that even after the repair has been done, SRS light willl be on until the memory of the computer will be erase and reset.
#4062 of 5207 Re: 1998 Honda Civic HX problem Update [cac915]
Jul 27, 2005 (5:23 pm)
I have a 1998 LX; it's doing the same thing but of course won't do it while at the dealer. Have you found any answers since your posted this.
#4063 of 5207 Re: 1994 Honda Civic EX A/C problems [wft]
Jul 27, 2005 (6:37 pm)
Is the condenser fan running?
#4064 of 5207 Re: 100k miles maintenance? -99 Honda Civic 4 door [theracoon]
Jul 28, 2005 (6:58 am)
Thanks! This has been really helpful.
#4065 of 5207 Miscellaneous Electrical Problems
Jul 28, 2005 (9:13 am)
92 Honda Civic Del Sol w/ 125000 miles. Start car and there are some electrical problems: No Gauges on Dash (Tach, Speed, Temp, Odo., & Fuel), no turn signals, no power windows, and no cruise. While running if I open the door, the car beep's as if I have left the key in the ignition while not running. Headlights, hazards, AC blower, radio, and brake lights all still work.
Checked wiring harnesses and they are all connected. I believe it is in the ignition, something not telling the car it is on or running therefore not switching on signals, gauges, etc.
Just looking for feedback before replacing parts.
#4066 of 5207 Re: civic's antitheft code [cdt]
Jul 28, 2005 (1:55 pm)
Check with your local dealership, they will need to get the VIN number from you and probably some proof you own it. Careful with the code, it gives you three chances and then locks you out for an hour. If you have the manual check it. It will explain. Just had my after market Pioneer stolen out of my 95 and found info in manual.