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#692 of 1037 Big Electrical Problem or Coincidence?
Oct 12, 2005 (8:38 am)
I have a 1992 Acura Integra, 185,000 miles, which was hit by a moving truck when it was parked. The truck was coming around the corner and hit the driver's side fender, took out a side light and headlight, and partially pulled off the bumper. After I picked the car up from the bodyshop, the stereo did not turn on (couldn't put in the code). I took it back to the shop, and they had a stereo repairman take a look. He said that the stereo is getting the 2 kinds of power it should get, but it mysteriously simply won't work. A few days later, the car wouldn't start, and a tow-truck driver friend tested it and said that the battery won't hold a charge, but the alternator seems to be putting out quite a bit (18v). I'm having the battery replaced (it was old anyway), but am wondering if the accident or repair could have screwed up the electronics/wiring, resulting in a blown stereo and/or alternator-type problems. Is this just a coincidence, or am I looking at a bigger issue? Thanks.
#693 of 1037 Re: Big Electrical Problem or Coincidence? [kellis329]
Oct 12, 2005 (11:29 am)
It's probably not a coincidence at all. If I remember correctly the battery is pretty close to the fender that you got hit by. That can cause the problems you are describing. The no-start might be coincidence. But so many problems can happen from even minor accidents including relays/wiring and wierd stuff you couldn't even dream of let alone diagnose. For example I once had a loose screw (pardon the pun) in my distributor that caused the car to not start sometimes (seemingly randomly). It took a while to fiunally diagnose it.
I believe your best bet is replaceeverythinmg and anything that got possibly hit in the accident.
#694 of 1037 if you have electrical
Oct 12, 2005 (2:13 pm)
problems after a front-end accident, the rule of thumb is ALWAYS check all your grounds. Lots of things ground to the body up fron there along the fenders, I bet one got knocked loose, or was removed for bodywork and then not replaced.
Now, the radio may be a separate issue - the stock stereo has a separate fuse inside its housing that might blow if it is not properly grounded, and then of course there are the security codes. If it is the stock stereo I would take it to the dealer, but deal with the larger grounding issue first.
#695 of 1037 95 integra slippage/revving problem?
Oct 23, 2005 (7:55 pm)
the car has 186k , with a 5sp manual trans. Once the car heats up, and you attempt to increase speed in each gear the car will increase in rpm and not go any faster. It will do this throughout the gears until your deisred set speed is reached. This is an interrmittent problem...so....oil is clean, changed regularily..any clues???
Oct 24, 2005 (9:24 am)
here's one - you need a new clutch.
It will do it more in higher gears, especially at low revs when you hit the gas.
#697 of 1037 Re: frank [nippononly]
Oct 24, 2005 (10:09 am)
so im mechanically inclined....a project that a guy can tackle..???? How difficult is it???
#698 of 1037 idle problem
Oct 24, 2005 (11:22 am)
i recently bought a 92 gsr it runs great it just dosent idle right i changed the throtlebody but that didnt correct it the engine just keeps reving up and down between 2&3 thousand rpm's i could really use some help
#699 of 1037 Re: idle problem [sirg]
Oct 24, 2005 (1:18 pm)
Idle... It's either the TW sensor, a vacuum leak (somewhere) or you' might be running rich
Oct 24, 2005 (6:04 pm)
I echo 90gs, most likely the TW sensor.
frank: whoa! Yeah, you maybe could, but it requires some equipment. You have to drop the transmission. You have to know how to bleed a clutch. You have to have a photographic memory (or a Polaroid with flash) to put everything back where you found it. Beyond that, it is basically a plug-n-play job. But there is a reason that shops want $100s and $100s for this job - it is a lot of work. You will need to borrow a repair bay with a floor lift.
#701 of 1037 Acura Integra 94 clutch problems - manual trans
Oct 31, 2005 (12:52 am)
Over the last few days I noticed that my clutch pedal has a lot of "give" when I start up the car. As I drive the pedal becomes more firm. I dont really have a problem shifting gears except I do have to press the pedal quite far in order to change the gear
Has anyone seen this problem ? Any suggestion on what this might be ?