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Acura Integra, Coupe, Hatchback
#553 of 1037 Re: maintainance and fuel [theman_in_tx]
Apr 09, 2005 (7:22 pm)
$9,000 is about average deal for this year model with 45,000 mi.. an integra is a great car to own they are fun and reliable also they get good gas mileage. my 94 LS integra calls for mid grade gas and im pretty sure a 2000 GS would be the same. all acuras come with honda engines so they are basically hondas and they should be cheaper on parts and services compared to the honda accord and toyota camry because these models are more like luxury cars and are more expensive. if im not mistaken the infiniti is a v6 and it would have more power than the integra but it would also drink more gas. i hope i was helpful in your decision.
#554 of 1037 Re: when ABS fails [nippononly]
Apr 15, 2005 (8:03 am)
Maybe someone could help me. I recently took my 97 Acura RL in to the dealership because the ABS light kept coming on. It has 140,00 miles on it. They had already "fixed" this problem once for $1100.00, and now I am told that not only is the ABS modulator faulty, so are "other" modulators and that the total cost would be about $6000.00!! Would it be unsafe to drive this car if "other" modulators are "faulty"? I am not having them repair anything at this time, as it is not cost effective. However, does anyone know if I needed too, I could have used modulators (from a salvage yard, etc,...whatever at this point!) put in and if this would be expensive??
Apr 15, 2005 (2:36 pm)
you've lost me, I know that much. What other modulators are needed? Specifics would be good here. And you might try posting in the RL thread - they may have seen this before.
#556 of 1037 Re: mara6 [nippononly]
Apr 21, 2005 (1:32 pm)
I am so not a car person, can you tell? Hopefully this is more concise:
Re: 97 Acura RL with 140,000 mile on it.....
So far as I know (this is what I was told by the dealership), the ABS Modulator is faulty. We were told the ABS sensors would also need to be replaced. The ABS light comes on intermittently and this is why I initially brought the car in. The dealership "fixed" the problem once for 1,000$ and the light still continued to come on. The total cost they quoted me to replace the sensors and the modulator is more than the car is worth at this point. I was wondering if the car is safe to drive with this problem.
Also, I am wondering, if this happened, is it typical to see other things stat to wear down (i.e. will my dashboard start lighting up like a christmas tree because other things are wearing out)?
Thnaks for your help!
#557 of 1037 wheel and brake noise
Apr 22, 2005 (11:00 am)
My 1993 Integra is making 2 separate sounds related to the whhels. Sound #1: when first driven in the morning, front wheels make a "jog-jog-jog" or "wob-wob-wob" sound that sounds like a sewing machine. The sound frequency is related to the car speed when it is rolling without brakes - slower speed= slower frequency, faster speed=faster frequncy. Sound (mostly) goes away once the brakes are applied, and after the car is driven for about 20 minutes it goes away until the next day.
Sound#2: After the car has been driven for an hour or so, there is a "click-pop" noise from the rear wheels when braking at slow speeds, approx. 15 mph, for example, stop+go traffic. Does not happen at higher speeds and does not affect braking ability.
Any ideas, anyone?
Apr 22, 2005 (12:41 pm)
could sound #1 just be the brakes scrubbing the overnight rust off the rotors? Or wait, you said WITHOUT pressing the brakes? In that case, could you have a sticky caliper that is rubbing against the rotors at first and then straightens itself out after warming up?
#559 of 1037 Re: ssps [nippononly]
Apr 22, 2005 (2:31 pm)
thanks - we had the rotors greased a couple of years ago and that temporarily solved the "pop-click" problem (sound #2). So maybe the sounds are related.
The dealer mechanic said the rotors are always in tension and so "couldn't make that sound", but we'll check it out...
#561 of 1037 rims
Apr 23, 2005 (4:31 am)
i have a 93 integra i am tryin to put 17 inch rs rims i just wannna know if it would work
#562 of 1037 when does manual recommend changing t-belt?
Apr 30, 2005 (4:36 pm)
my gf has a 95 integra SE w/auto trans. She bought it used, and does not have the manual. The car currently has ~80k mi, and we are wondering when we should change the timing belt. What does the manual recommend?