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#1263 of 2107 Re: Honda Accord 1993 won't start [kiawah]
Jul 23, 2008 (2:15 pm)
It seems that it is not from the cable.
I did not drive the car for two days. This morning, the car did not start, there was not even any sound. I noticed that the AC knob was on; could the reason be the AC is leaking some power and draining the battery...this is frustrating.
My cosuin felt happy and kept repeating that the problem could be from the starter, and that I am not listening to him...LOL; that more frustrating.
#1264 of 2107 Re: Honda Accord 1993 won't start [aspring]
Jul 23, 2008 (3:23 pm)
When the car doesn't start, and the cause is the battery is now discharged and doesn't have enough voltage to start the car, then the problem is either:
- the battery is defective, or
- there is something 'on' in the vehicle, which is drawing a current while the vehicle is turned off, and drawing all of the current out of the battery while it sits for two days.
I don't remember your situation, but the first step is to have an autoparts chain test your battery and alternator under load, which they'll do for free. The battery needs to be able to hold the power and deliver it when needed. The purpose of the alternator is to 'fill' the battery back up.
So if we assume your battery an alternator are okay (you really do need to verify that first), then your battery would be fully charged when you turn it off. You can verify that by measuring with a digital voltmeter, should be at least 13.0 volts. If you battery then is drawn down when you try to start (test with a voltemeter, and less than say 12 volts), then something is drawing down. By the way, you can buy digital voltmeters relatively cheaply at an autoparts store or radio shack, among other places.
The way to find what is drawing down your battery takes some trial and elimination, and is helpful if you have electrical schematics. If you disconnect the + cable from the battery, and put a test light (can be purchased at autoparts) from the +cable to the +battery terminal....if the light is on then something is wanting to draw current. You can start pulling the fuses, to help figure out whether it's something on that circuit or not. If this is beyond your capabilities, then take it to a shop who has the background to troubleshoot electrical problems.
I've seen things on like:
- trunk lights not turning off
- power seat with a defective switch, leaving power to the motor
- defective aftermarket alarms
- defective engine computers
- defective diodes in the alternator (won't find this via fuse, but the alternator test will find this)
- defective door switch, leaving the inside lights on
- my daughter leaving the dome light on
- defective power window switch
- defective relay, leaving circuits powered when the key was off
#1265 of 2107 92 accord A/T D4 light does not go on at all.
Jul 24, 2008 (11:34 am)
I have a 92 Honda Accord and my D4 light doesn't come on when I put the gear shift in D4, all the rest of the shifting lights comes on.
When the gear shift is in D4, the A/T shifts from 1st gear to 4th gear with a clunk. No in between gears. What could be the problem?
Everything else works fine.
Hope to hear from someone or anyone for this problem.
#1266 of 2107 Shifting problems for 92 Honda Accord with automatic trans.
Jul 25, 2008 (10:34 pm)
I posted a message earlier but it doesn't make any sense.
I'll try again...
Anyway, while stopped with my auto trans in D4, on acceleration,
the transmission shifts from 1st. to 4th gear.
Also the D4 light doesn't come on at all.
While cruising, and I press the gas pedal, the only gear the A/T goes into is 1st gear.
I am wondering what happened to my 2nd and 3rd gear on my car.
Hope this makes sense.
#1267 of 2107 Re: Shifting problems for 92 Honda Accord with automatic trans. [94shadow]
Jul 26, 2008 (5:23 am)
When the shift lever is in Park, is the D4 light on, or blinking? If the D4 light is on steady, while the shift lever is in Park, chances are your transmission computer has taken a dump on you. If the D4 light is blinking while the shift lever is in Park, the computer has stored a code, that will give you some idea where to look for the problem. Here is a link describing how to retrieve the codes. Good luck.
#1268 of 2107 Re: Shifting problems for 92 Honda Accord with automatic trans. [elroy5]
Jul 26, 2008 (9:52 am)
Thanks for your info. and pictures, it's a big help.
My D4 shift indicator light does not come on at all.
My car has only 1st and 4th gears.
I tried checking with the service check connecter (P2) but nothing blinks on the the instrument panel.
#1269 of 2107 Re: Shifting problems for 92 Honda Accord with automatic trans. [94shadow]
Jul 26, 2008 (11:18 am)
I'm having the same problem, my D4 light starts blinking and then goes away. feels like I'm driving in 1st gear, slow. This happens once in a while not all the time. Is this expensive to fix? Is it a major transmission job?
#1270 of 2107 Re: Shifting problems for 92 Honda Accord with automatic trans. [94shadow]
Jul 26, 2008 (11:29 am)
If the light does not come on at all, it could still be the computer, the position switch (next to the shifter) or something on the tranny itself. If you could see under the car, maybe you could determine wether or not the shift cable going to the transmission is actually moving. Some testing would have to be done to find the root of the problem. Some transmission shops will run a diagnostic for you free of charge so maybe that would be a logical next step.
#1271 of 2107 Re: Shifting problems for 92 Honda Accord with automatic trans. [cybercool]
Jul 26, 2008 (11:36 am)
If your D4 light starts blinking and the transmission acting up, especially when it's hot inside the car, I suspect your transmission computer. The computer is located under the carpet on the passenger side front. Peel the carpet back from under the dash, disconnect the computer, and open it up. You will probably find dark spots on the circuit boards where the capacitors have leaked on them. If the computer is the problem, I would try to find a used one or repair the old one. A new computer would cost over $500.
#1272 of 2107 Re: Shifting problems for 92 Honda Accord with automatic trans. [elroy5]
Jul 27, 2008 (1:32 am)
I checked my car with service check connector and found a
flashing D4 trans indicator light.
The D4 indicator light blinked (1) long and (5) short blinks.
I checked the D4 indicator light 3 times to be sure.
How do you decipher the flashes.
Hope to hear from someone on what the indicator light flashes mean.