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Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
#1473 of 2107 Re: Honda Accord 1993 -- Overheating Problem [AndyDubin]
Jan 02, 2009 (7:45 am)
My mechanic (a man I would trust with my life)
Maybe you can trust him with your life, but I would not trust him with my car, and unlimited money to fix it. It seems he is just throwing parts at the problem, and not doing any diagnostic work. Guessing which part is the problem can become very expensive, when you keep guessing the wrong part. Maybe the radiator was bad, but it was obviously not causing the overheating. You may have paid for a radiator, and other parts, you didn't need. It's easy to guess parts, when it's someone else's money.
Not trying to turn you away from your present mechanic, but he may not be the man for this particular job.
#1474 of 2107 Re: Honda Accord 1993 -- Overheating Problem [elroy5]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 02, 2009 (11:03 am)
With a car of this mileage, especially one that has been overheating recently, the mechanic should have immediately tested for a bad head gasket before chasing other issues.
If the heater was working, the thermostat was working; if the fans were working, then no need to fix them at this point. The radiator can be flow tested or at least inspected. the radiator was the best of his guesses actually but not the right one.
#1475 of 2107 Color of wire to ignition coil terminals.
Jan 04, 2009 (1:30 pm)
On and external distributor coil on a 92 accord 2.2L fuel injection engine, the connector has 3 wires to the coil.
A yellow, black/yellow and white/black wires, what color goes where on the coil.
I know the white/black is to the negative and both yellow and yellow/black wire is hot.
What is the 2 wires yellow and yellow/black wires for.
I have installed a MSD 5520 or 5540 multiple discharge ignition, I forgot the number on the
ignition and a MSD blaster 2 coil.
The ignition box has a heavy black and red wire to the battery, a red, white, grey, orange, black and a 2 wire connector with a purple and I forgot the other color wire.
I have the heavy black and red wire connected to the battery terminals, but, where does the other colored wires go to.
I am most intrested with the yellow and yellow/black wire and what they represent. I looked in the manual but was confused with the wiring.
Any and all reply will be greatly appreciated.
#1476 of 2107 Automatic transmission
Jan 04, 2009 (1:36 pm)
My car is still in the body shop, so I have not
done anything to my transmission. I hope to get it back early this week.
#1477 of 2107 Shifting problems and Engine light
Jan 04, 2009 (8:14 pm)
I'm having exact same problem as fhorta and 94Shadow with D4, ABS and engine light. My 93 Honda Accord EX - D4 lights goes on first thing when starting up then goes away later on causing me to crawl at very low speeds then picks up normally. I read from one of the helpful links that repairing or replacing theTCM or ECM should be considered first before any major tranny work. Everything else works fine on my car, AC, windows, heat.
Can someone direct me to a auto junkyard or store in Central florida where I can find a used TCM or ECM unit for low price?
I'm ready to throw in the towel on my Honda if all else fails.
Thanks - Cybercool
#1478 of 2107 High vibration at a speed >100km/h on Honda Accord 93
Jan 06, 2009 (9:47 am)
when driving at hih speed > 100km/h, I experience heavy vibration of the steering and the vehicle as a whole. Also, while applying break, I experience high virbation. Could somebody tell me what to do.
#1479 of 2107 Re: High vibration at a speed >100km/h on Honda Accord 93 [aatunlimited]
Jan 06, 2009 (11:54 am)
Have your tires rebalanced, as a start. That should address the vibration at high speed problem, unless you have a bent rim or bad tire out of round.
Once you have that speed vibration problem fixed, then see if you still have the braking vibration. If so, then you likely have heat warped front rotors, which would need to be replaced.
#1480 of 2107 honda accord 1991
Jan 06, 2009 (9:50 pm)
during driving car engin turn off and all lights turn on,if i start again it will start and driving,my mechanic check it and all parts are good.
i changed plugs,plugs wires,complete didtributer and main relay according to different mechanic advice.
some body can help me?
car may be stop at adistance of half km or 200 km
#1481 of 2107 92 Honda Accord Auto. Trans troubles
Jan 22, 2009 (10:34 am)
Got my car back from the body shop yesterday and I had a pleasant surprise.
My auto trans shifts perfectly now. The collision must have cleared all the blocked passages in the trans.
But, now I have a check engine light that stays on. I read the code and it was a 12 (either the EGR or the oxygen sensor).
I'll have to check it out today.
#1482 of 2107 Re: Honda Accord 1993 -- Overheating Problem [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 22, 2009 (12:24 pm)
Thank you to everyone who offered advice. In case anyone is interested, we did find the solution: My mechanic couldn't figure out why what he had done had not fixed the problem, so he retraced his steps. It tuns out that the brand new thermostat he had installed had come faulty from the factory. He then replaced the new thermostat with a second new thermostat and all became good once again. Also, to let you know that good,knowledgeable, and honest mechanics can still be found, I'd like to pint out that after replacing my radiator and thermostat, he refused to take payment for any of his other work. He installed the fan for free (I bought the fan and brought it to him. He installed it.). And then he covered all other costs after that. He has kept my business.