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#901 of 1037 Re: 1990 Acura Integra GS 1.8L [integraguy]
Sep 08, 2006 (6:54 am)
I can't remember exactly on the 2nd-gen Integra, but many of the older Japanese cars had two electric cooling fans, one that runs off the temp sensor and a second one that runs all the time when the A/C is on. If that second fan has quit, the car will overheat all the time whenever you use the A/C, but will run without a problem the rest of the time. Might be worth checking.
#902 of 1037 Re: 1990 Acura Integra GS 1.8L [nippononly]
Sep 08, 2006 (9:35 pm)
I do have two cooling fans...Thing is they seem to work fine. The A\C fan comes on when I turn the a\c on yet the car will still show signs of overheat---on high way,city.. but even faster when I come to a stop in heavy trafic......
Oh by the way thanks for the help in moving my question to the correct place.. I am new to this and would take any help I can get....I just hope I am sending the message to the correct place this time.. If I am not...Mr. HOST please let me know what I should do .. Thanks again.
#903 of 1037 Re: 1990 Acura Integra GS 1.8L [integraguy]
Sep 11, 2006 (6:56 am)
So you have personally witnessed both fans running at the same time with the A/C on? Then you have to go to the next obvious culprit - the radiator. Your car and your friend's are both old cars at this point - if these are original radiators, they may be so plugged up at this point that they are just barely doing the job most of the time. As soon as you put the extra load of the A/C on, they can't keep up with the extra heat generated, and you see rising temps and overheat as a result.
The radiators on the older Integras were always a bit of a weak link in the chain - you should make sure it is not leaking also. If it is leaking at all, it may not be maintaining the pressure necessary to do its job properly, or it may be low which would always cause problems only at peak times. And on a related note, the radiator cap may not be maintaining proper pressure if it is the original, which would also reduce the efficiency of the system enough to cause problems at times of heavy load (high-speed driving, running the A/C) only. You can pressure-test the radiator cap using a simple device available to the parts store, or a shop will do it for a few bucks I am sure.
#904 of 1037 Re: '92 Acura Integra:Intermittent Ignition Problem [imascot2]
Sep 14, 2006 (6:22 am)
I also have a '92 Integra and have this same problem. This has happened to me twice in the past week. I go to start the car, put it in drive and the S3 light flashes. The car drives like it is stuck in third gear and will not down shift or up shift. If I shut the car off and then restart, it is fine.
In addition the car has had problems starting on both days where the S3 light flashed. The car eventually starts after 15 - 20 minutes of trying. cars turns over fine but just wont fire. Local Acura dealer says they have never heard of this problem and can't diagnose unless they see it happen. I can't make it happen. It is random.
Does anyone know what causes this problem?
#905 of 1037 Help with 92 Integra LS
Sep 26, 2006 (9:10 am)
Need help. I have a 1992 Integra LS Automatic Trans. It stalls sometimes and will start up again after I turn the ignition. It stalls more often with the AC is on. I'm the original owner and dont' want to get rid of it. I brought it to the dealer and they can't find any problems with it since they can't replicate the problem. Help!
#906 of 1037 Re: Help with 92 Integra LS [kcy14]
Sep 26, 2006 (7:38 pm)
What would happen if the engine is idle and you put the car in Park & turn on the AC? The RPM drops?
#907 of 1037 Re: 1990 Acura Integra GS 1.8L [integraguy]
Sep 26, 2006 (7:47 pm)
Is the water pump belt too loose?
#908 of 1037 Re: 1990 Acura Integra GS 1.8L [chucko3]
Sep 27, 2006 (8:23 am)
When the car is in park, the car will stall sometimes too. As for the belt, its fine.
#909 of 1037 Re: Help with 92 Integra LS [kcy14]
Sep 27, 2006 (6:06 pm)
I am the original owner of a 92 Integra LS db1 5spd.(300,000kms and still going strong). A few years ago I had a similar problem with the ignition - it was intermittently not starting - usually when the engine was warm.
It turned out to be the fuel relay under the dash. The solder connections loosen up over time and can be repaired by applying new solder to the contacts (or just replacing the relay) For more details search on g2ic.com.