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#787 of 1037 '92 Acura Integra:Intermittent Ignition Problem
Mar 12, 2006 (4:14 pm)
I have intermittent ignition problems on a 1992 Acura Integra with an AT and 130,000 miles on the odometer.
Between the speedometer and the tachometer, there is a vertical display that indicates which gear the vehicle is in.
The problem: when the gear selector is in the Park position and the key is turned to the start position, occasionally, the S3 flashes on and off every second. Every time this happens, the engine will turn over but will never start
Sometimes, you can successfully start the car a few minutes later, but other times, the car has to sit overnight before cranking.
The problem is not predictable.
When the P is lit and the S3 is not, the engine always starts.
#788 of 1037 Salvage Title '99 Integra LS
Mar 13, 2006 (11:44 am)
I'm thinking about getting rid of my gas hog truck and buying a '99 integra 5spd LS with 85k on it. The only problem with it is the title, it's a salvage. I havent gone out to drive it yet because i dont know if i should waste my time driving three hours if it's not worth it. the guy says it drives and runs great but i dont know about salvage titles.. it's fairly cheap and i need a car with good gas milage to goto college in - but i also don't want a piece.. should i risk the salvage title or stay away from it? thanks
#789 of 1037 '91 Integra Where do you go from here?
Mar 21, 2006 (10:01 am)
I've been all over the forum here scoping out other cars and then realized that this is the place for me to be.
I have a 1991 Integra that I have owned since I bought it new in Nov. 1991. I LOVE THIS LITTLE CAR! Honestly I wasn't in love with it when I bought it but I did my research and felt this was the best car/value at the time for a car in this class. I have never looked back as it is the best vehicle i have ever owned! I have 220,000+ miles on this puppy and it's still ROLLING! I'm trying to plan for the future as far as deciding on what the next car will be but I want to know how others are doing with vehicles this age. Can I expect to ROLL up to 300,000 miles?? The family is beginning to get on my case about my needing a newer, more reliable car but I say MY car has been very reliable all of these years so why fix it if it is not broken? Besides, what on earth would I buy that would serve me as well for the next 15 years: fun to drive, economical, great gas mileage, etc.? I can't imagine what will come close. Any suggestions, comments out there?
#790 of 1037 Re: '91 Integra Where do you go from here? [nylaj]
Mar 21, 2006 (4:48 pm)
You're absolutely right. My friend has a 91 that has 300,000+ on his ride. Its all about how often u change the oil and how much u maintain/service/abuse ur car.
#791 of 1037 Buying tomorrow - 95 Integra SE
Mar 21, 2006 (9:22 pm)
looking to put a deposit on a 95 Integra SE, it will be my daughter's first car. it has 92k miles, automatic, no accidents / repaint, clean title. timing belt, water pump, 3 acc. belts, and tensioner will need to be replaced ($600.00). or i can buy the parts online ($168.00) probably will have a family friend (honda tech.) perform the work. please help with my questions please:
1) can't find anywhere on the forum if it uses regular unleaded (87 octane)
2) asking price is $3500, hoping to get it for $3000, is that a "fair" price"
3) what other service items should i get done?
#792 of 1037 Re: Buying tomorrow - 95 Integra SE [calamba]
Mar 22, 2006 (9:36 am)
I'm not sure about the 95 but my '91 doesn't perform well on 87 octane. I use mid-grade most of the time and that works well. It probably depends on the previous owner though. If they always ran regular then you'll probably be all right with that. The manual says that 87 is okay. Good luck with it!
#793 of 1037 What can go wrong with a 94 Integra?
Mar 30, 2006 (12:46 pm)
I've had a 94 integra (2 door, 4 cyl), 135,000. My main concern is things that will cause the car to die or not start. Had to replace the starting relay last summer, and just yesterday my coil and ignitor died and the car died on the road. (had to do wheel bearings and other stuff too)
From everyone's experience, what else should I check out to prevent future dying on the road problems?
#794 of 1037 Worrying about starting problem
Apr 03, 2006 (10:25 am)
My car has been not starting on the first try lately and I'm getting worried. When I turn the key, there's no sound, click, or anything. When this happens, I usually turn the key another 2 to 3 times... Once it starts, it catches immediately and everything is fine.
The same thing has happened in the past and it turned out to be an insecure battery cable. This time, however, the battery cables are very tight.
Wondering if this is a sign for a new starter, relay, etc.... Please advice. Also, what's the cost to fix this?
I've a 94 Integra Auto, 80 K miles
#795 of 1037 Re: I own a 97 Integra LS 5-speed [drfill]
Apr 03, 2006 (4:23 pm)
Whoa. I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone right now. Back when I bought my RSX, I was coming out of a much older Integra, and I test drove three cars the day I bought - a base RSX, the type-S (both new), and an '01 LS with a lot less years and miles at that point than I am guessing your car has now.
My impressions were the exact OPPOSITE of yours, except for one: the new car makes the road feel more remote from the driver than the old one did. This is on purpose, I am sure, on Honda's part. They were trying to "mature" the car, and as a result the driving experience is less raw. This is something which I dislike, just as you do.
But OMG! The "Camry" of sport coupes? Long shifter throws? Wider seats with less bolstering? Softer ride? No way. Driving the new models made the glaring ergonomic flaws and sloppy ride of the '01 very noticeable. In the end it was no contest at all.
In the end, the only question for me was type-S vs base, and the higher fuel economy and availability of cloth seats on the base model steered me that way. At the time, the handling difference between base and 'S' was negligible, and I wasn't one to be in the higher-lift part of the powerband of the 'S' all the time, so I went with the base model.
Integras are very impressive though. They last forever. I still see my old '88 LS running around with its new owner, and it would be well over 250K by now. He commutes to work in it, even at its age, and I am sure it gives him no trouble - never gave me any.
#796 of 1037 Re: Worrying about starting problem [mmyk72]
Apr 03, 2006 (4:26 pm)
That sounds like either a bad starter solenoid or defective safety starter switch. Both are relatively cheap to fix, so stop worrying and take it to the shop for diagnosis next time it is doing the problem. You could do both repairs yourself without a lot of trouble, or either would be a three-digit price (well under $500) at a shop (not the Acura dealer, which will charge you more).
You may have to wait until it is doing it most of the time before you can get a proper diagnosis, however.