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#1483 of 2107 1993 Headlight Problem
Jan 23, 2009 (7:30 pm)
I have a 93 Honda Accord, 4dr, 2.2 L, 123,000 miles. About a month ago, I noticed, or thought I did, that my headlights (low beams) seemed to flicker when driving at night. It happened so fast, I thought I was seeing things. Then this week, when I went out to go to work..in the dark..and started the car up the headlights would not come on at first (low beams), but then would go on and then off. I would have to turn the headlights on and off several times and each time they stayed on a bit longer and would eventually just stay on. At that time the highs worked fine but not the lows. Then this morning, both the lows and the highs would not come on at all. All other lights..inside and out..work fine. I called my Dad and he thinks it may be a relay. Would this be correct? If so, then the Lighting or the Dimmer Relay? Could a fuse be loose...they seem to be fine tho. Headlights do not seem to show evidence of being burned out but is it possible for both to go at the same time? Help!
#1484 of 2107 Re: 1993 Headlight Problem [scottyj432]
Jan 23, 2009 (7:52 pm)
Sounds like the light switch itself. If you can wiggle the (combination) switch, and get the lights to come on, that's your problem.
#1485 of 2107 Re: 1993 Headlight Problem [elroy5]
Jan 24, 2009 (12:47 pm)
This morning I went out and checked the light switch and it was OK, tho I wasn't exactly sure how to tell if it was bad, but it was not loose. Also pulled all the fuses from the under the dash just to make sure they were all OK and they were, and I might add, the wind chill this morning was 10 below so that wasn't too fun. Anyway, I went to an auto parts store and picked up a new light relay ($15.97), popped it in and problem solved. Headlights now work fine. Thanks for the advice tho. I was pretty much in the dark ,so to speak, on what the problem might have been.
#1486 of 2107 90 accord lx 5spd rough idle
Jan 26, 2009 (12:41 am)
my car idles rough/ almost dies at stop lights. I have replaced plugs, wires, distributer, fuel filter. Also sometimes the brake pedal will sink to the floor, no brake fluid leaks though. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
#1487 of 2107 Re: 90 accord lx 5spd rough idle [glynos]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 26, 2009 (9:42 am)
You might check for a clogged EGR valve or tubing, for the rough idle.
When you say "sinks to the floor" you mean ALL the way to the floor? If so, then you might have an internal rather than external pressure loss. If it sinks and then gets very hard, but does NOT sink to the floor, and the car still stops with increased foot pressure, then you have a power brake vacuum booster failure or leak....AND....if you have a power brake vacuum leak, this might also explain the stalling.
So your two problem may, or may not, be related.
#1488 of 2107 Re: 90 accord lx 5spd rough idle [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 31, 2009 (8:32 pm)
hey thank-you for the insight.. one more symptom-- when I pump the brakes the rpm's rev up. Does this help furthur diagnosis? thanks again.
#1489 of 2107 Re: 90 accord lx 5spd rough idle [glynos]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 01, 2009 (8:59 am)
That might indicate a problem with the power brake vacuum booster yes.
#1490 of 2107 Radiator Cooling fan troubleshooting - 93 Accord
Feb 03, 2009 (4:37 am)
I have never seen the radiator cooling fan come on on this car unless the A/C was turned on (then both the A/C fan and Radiator fan come on). Note - this is not a daily driver. I can not believe that my engine never gets hot enough for this fan to be needed.
I want to determine that the fan is functioning as designed and I am not going to cook the engine.
I have done the following as part of the diagnosis:
1) Short the terminals on the thermoswitch connection (ignition on) - fan comes on as it should
2) Removed thermoswitch and checked it for resistivity in boiling water - switch closes as designed below 100C (design is to open at 93C)
3) Rebled cooling system to verify no air pockets
Qs: For anyone who understands and has worked with these systems:
a) Is it possible that this system is OK or am I missing something else
b) Is it beneficial to buy one of the aftermarket thermoswitches that opens at 80C
#1491 of 2107 Re: Radiator Cooling fan troubleshooting - 93 Accord [gojackets]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 03, 2009 (8:28 am)
Does your car not have a temp gauge? And yes, you can lower the temperature at which the fan comes on by installing a different sender but I would use a factory one. And yes, the fans are supposed to go on when you turn the AC on.
#1492 of 2107 Is this a reasonable price.
Feb 05, 2009 (2:18 pm)
I got a quote of $570.00 from an independent Honda shop for a timing belt replacement. It includes replacing the Timing belt; Balancer belt, water pump, water pump seal, camshaft seal, crankshaft seal, Balance shaft seal; oil pump "o" seal; Alternator drive belt and power steering belt. He uses Honda genuine parts. Is this price reasonable.