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#213 of 493 Re: 87 Honda Accord LXi [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 23, 2007 (12:02 pm)
I have brakes doing the same thing.It was at first a high pitch squeele first thing in the morning,But it feels like its braking okay on my 1988 Honda LX-i 150k miles.When I owned a 1991 Pontiac I took it to Midas and it cost me $1,000.00 to do a complete brake job last year.Now I wish I should have kept that as a second used car!
$400.00 seems very resonable.I think where you are located in the U.S.A plays a major role on what a mechanic might try to charge you.IMO.
#214 of 493 Re: 87 Honda Accord LXi [tbone76]
Feb 23, 2007 (12:17 pm)
Thanks for the replies and info. Mine has only 41k miles (I promise they are true miles, I know the original owner and she kept meticulous records) and it felt like it was braking okay as well. The squeal is intermittent but on more than off. I'm in Chicago and I authorized the work to be done. It's the first major work I've had done on the car in the year I've owned it. I figure spending between 1000.00 and 1500.000 per year on fixing stuff--not counting oil changes and the like is worth it to keep me from having a car payment. I'll report back my satisfaction and what it ends up costing me. Thanks again all.
#215 of 493 Re: 87 Honda Accord LXi [seabird1]
Feb 23, 2007 (8:21 pm)
Who do you get for a $400+ brake job? Just curious.
#216 of 493 Re: 87 Honda Accord LXi [chucko3]
Feb 24, 2007 (9:58 am)
As it turns out the problem was front brakes only, so there you go. Total to replace front brake pads and rotors, plus clean and lubricate calipers and hardware came to just over 400 total. From what I get from you guys it's about what you'd expect for dealership service.
#217 of 493 '89 Honda Accord LXi...Won't Start
Feb 26, 2007 (9:37 am)
Helped my boyfriend make some repairs to an '89 Honda Accord LXi (fuel injected), ie. replaced front brakes, replaced power steering belt, replaced gasket on valve cover, replaced battery and negative terminal cable, and also positive terminal (but not the actual cable). Car started fine before repairs were made, but now will not start. In addition headlights and dash (control) lights will not come on. However, the interior lights and brake lights function. Wondering if anyone has any suggestions? We are very puzzled. Thanks.
#218 of 493 Re: '89 Honda Accord LXi...Won't Start [rrtjenn]
Feb 27, 2007 (8:44 am)
Check the main fuse.
#219 of 493 owners manual
Mar 01, 2007 (2:26 am)
Does any one know where I can view and/or print the owners manual for a 1985 Accord SEi? Thanx for your time and efforts!PEACE lgj69 E-mail: lgj069techemail.com if you prefer.
#220 of 493 1987 Accord Fuel system
Mar 01, 2007 (4:10 am)
I have recently put new injector seals in my 87 Accord. Now it won't start. It spins over freely, but won't start. Do I have to prime the fuel system and if so, how do I go about this? Thanks, M. B.
Mar 04, 2007 (1:04 pm)
Last week my accord lx would shimmy when I accelerated. I took it to two mechanics and they told me it was the clutch. I had the clutch replaced yesterday and it still shimmies. Shimmy=acts like the timing is off and the car shakes when I accelerate (happens 1st gear through 4th). Now, when I saw the old parts (after the clutch job), the fly wheel had a 1/4" groove down the middle so it was going to need replacing eventually. But there's still the problem of the shimmy. Is replacing the clutch like replacing the breaks (in that you need to use a special machine to grind the rotors)? Thanks.
#222 of 493 Re: 1986 Accord lx (carb) - randomly stops running [dmclau]
Mar 13, 2007 (7:13 pm)
I sent the car to the dealer late last year with some information that I gathered on the net. Turns out the cause of my problem was a bad coil. I have since drive the care without any issues. For a long time the needle on my tachometer has been bouncing around, from 0 to the actual RPMS. Replacing the coil corrected this problem also.
I do not recall the details of the info I collected, but the faulty coil was causing the fuel pump to shut off.