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#680 of 1037 Re: Transmission problems with 90 Integra [slajjs]
Sep 08, 2005 (2:02 pm)
Hi Slajjs --
I've come to the same conclusion after reviewing the "transmission traumas" forum on this site, although I'm very curious to know what the tranny problem is given that the problem with both our cars sounds exactly the same. I thought I might call Acura Headquarters myself, even though my dealer claims to have spoken with them the last time they attempted to fix the car.
My dealer estimated my car's worth (1990, 119K) at around $675 in the upper midwest given its transmission problem. But, I'm not sure who would buy it.
Thanks for responding! -- Map
#681 of 1037 Re: Transmission problems with 90 Integra [map5]
Sep 09, 2005 (10:55 am)
You're not alone by any means! My 1990 GS does NOT like to go into third from fourth (manual) but if I pop it into 2nd from fourth (without letting go of the clutch) and than shift into 3rd it goes inwithout skipping a step. I've heard of 3rd gear grinding and many other 3rd gear related problems with almost all integras 1990-2001. I'm not too worried because I wont be keeping this tranny for too much longer but I am curious to hear what Acura Headquarters says about it.
Oh, and BTW you could get at least 2grand for your car with the mentioned prob. over here in the Bay Area so it might make sense for you to post ads for it in the bay area and than use the extra $1400 to catch a plane back to your hometown (if you like going on road trips that is!).
#683 of 1037 Cruise Control
Sep 14, 2005 (11:51 am)
Unfortunately, this question is by no means related to the current topic but I need some insight.
I have a 96 GSR Sedan and the cruise control stopped working yesterday. The button still lights up when pressed, but the controls on the steering wheel aren't working. I was looking for a fuse, but ruled that out since the button was lighting up when pressed. Question? Is the cruise control operated by a vacuum line or is there a plug underneath the car that may have come loose? Any insight would be helpful.
Sep 14, 2005 (12:15 pm)
is not operated by a vacuum line. It is electric, and has a manual actuator that yanks on the throttle linkage to hold a set speed. You should definitely check the fuse, then it could be any number of things, contacts on the steering wheel switches perhaps?
#685 of 1037 Re: Brake problem [myo3073]
Sep 14, 2005 (7:35 pm)
Do you have ABS option? If so, I have heard problems on other mfr. vehicles with faulting ABS systems causing problems with manual braking as you described. If you do have ABS have you gotten the warning light-but then had it go out? If so you can potentially have those codes read and analyzed for possible faults leading to improper braking. I have had the ABS warning light come a few times over the past year or so however, (knock on wood), I have not had any problems (yet!). I have a 94 LS with 140K miles on it.
Maybe helpful, mebbe not...
#686 of 1037 Re: HELP WITH ACCIDENT [teggy_94]
Sep 14, 2005 (7:40 pm)
Does the labor include paint, prep. If so, although he may be overcharging you for this job, it doesn't take much damage to have collision repair costs skyrocket. Obviously you are going to have other estimates done right? This will probably answer your own question and would be prudent .
#688 of 1037 Re: timer belt replacement / mainetnance [henbacker]
Sep 29, 2005 (1:56 pm)
Sounds about right for the timing belt and water pump replacement at the dealer, I had my '97 Integra LS serviced recently, the mileage is 95K. I also had the brakes done for $525, and a gasket pan leak was also found...$220 to fix?! (Don't know if that was really necessary, I hadn't noticed any oil leaks.) Well, the service was done right the first time, the car runs like new and no new car payments...she's definitely a keeper!
Might try checking a few dealers if it's convenient, sometimes the prices are different?!
#689 of 1037 Problems starting Integra GSR on not so cold mornings
Oct 01, 2005 (1:46 pm)
I own a 1994 Acura integra GS-R and have had problems recently starting the car in the morning. The problem seems to be related to the not so cold September DC weather. When I depress the clutch to start the engine I have to be very careful about how far I depress the clutch pedal for the ignition to spark. Too little or too much and I get one click and no ignition. Three months ago I could not get the enginre to start and replaced the ignition coil, rotor, plugs, and plug wires which did the trick for the summer but the car has always been testy on cold mornings. If you have a suggestion I would appreciate any help.