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Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
Jul 13, 2009 (8:43 am)
I am in need of some help, i have a 1990 honda accord Ex, yesterday i was nowticing that when ever the passenger and the other two doors would open the dome light would come on and the dash door lights would switch on, that is not the case with my driver side, not a darn thing happens, the automatic seatbelt works, but my speaker and all other things todo with it does not, i have ruled out possable shortage. I am curious to wonder why it wont just work. if you can answer please let me know.
#1635 of 2107 Re: putting car in neutral, safe? [elroy5]
Jul 14, 2009 (9:47 am)
Unless the rotors are TURNING (and dragging against the pads), no heat can be generated.
Putting car in N will save a few drops of gas and slightly cool the transmission - not a bad thing to do, IMO.
Jul 16, 2009 (10:14 am)
I just started college. :o) I bought a 1992 Accord EX with 126,000 miles. Two weeks later the car randomly would not start. I left the car with my mechanic to drive for days. BTW he has serviced my parents and grandparents cars for years. He never experienced a problem with my vehicle while he had it. I continue to deal with a random starting issue. The fuel pump has recently been replaced. Help!
#1637 of 2107 Re: Starting Problems [silvertone]
Jul 16, 2009 (1:22 pm)
It could be the electrical part of the ignition switch, or the Main fuel relay. If the car has more problems when it's hot, I suspect main relay. This link has a lot of information about your Accord, and could at least give you some ideas. Good luck
#1638 of 2107 pricing my car at fair price? what to do?
Jul 20, 2009 (7:51 am)
I have my Accord EX for three years. It was in great shape when I first got it but now problems has arised but I have no time and money to fix my car. I'd like to sell it for a fair price. Here are the pros and cons on my car.
Pros: A/C is ice cold, no dents, drivable, sunroof works, CD radio is working
Cons: driver's window motor is faulty and wont go down, ABS light goes on, D4 light blinks, driver's inside plastic door handle broke.Car hesitates when driving.
What price should I sell it? I feel it needs a complete tune up and it'll be purring like a cat.
#1639 of 2107 Re: pricing my car at fair price? what to do? [cybercool]
Jul 21, 2009 (10:31 am)
Couple of questions.
What year, mileage?
Issues with the D4 light are the tranny computer, 300-400 bucks for a new one maybe more, not hard to fix. I have actually fixed the computer myself before. ABS is probably speed sensor. Window motor needed replaced (duuu, i'm a mechanicic. . . ) Car hesitates is probably the D4 issue. You shouldn't be driving it right now.
Thanks for info,
We are looking for another, I have a 1990, also had a 1992, great cars if you know the bugs and how to fix them.
Jul 21, 2009 (10:42 am)
I've got a 1990 ex with a 2.2 in it. They are great cars (had a 1992 and sold it at 200k). . But right now here is what I have happen. I'm getting lousy gas mileage in town, like 15 or less? But its a lot of less then 5 miles per trip. I redid the top half a little bit ago, Oct 2008 due to oil usage. Fixed the valve guide leaks but it still uses oil, on a trip it does like 1 qt per 500 miles or so? At 6K RPM she puts out a cloud of smoke (quick acceleration) . On a trip I get from 28-32 MPG if I don't run the air and keep it at 55 MPH and 65-75 MPH and air going its more like 25-28 MPG. It was a little sluggish but I put a new filter in and that seems to solve that (AC on it was sluggish) I had last put filter on in 2008 Oct. It doesn't seem to put out smoke like some cars do on idle. Any ideas? I checked the PCV valve which by sucking on it it stops one way and not the other. (air movement) Which it was replaced in like Oct 2008 as well. Any ideas? Oil rings? Comp rings? I can tear the car apart in my sleep and put it back together but don't really know the technical stuff. (and it works as well if not better when I'm done, not back yard duct tape type, take stuff apart and not know what to do then.)
I love the car, just wish I knew if the oil consumption was a big problem. (yes thats bad but is it something I can just add oil for the next 50 K miles or is it something that will die yesterday)
130 K miles on Odometer if they didn't do something before I bought it (crooked). Timing belt and all that replaced when I did the head.
#1641 of 2107 Re: pricing my car at fair price? what to do? [hondatinker]
Jul 22, 2009 (5:15 am)
My car is 93 and over 145,000 miles now. what price can I get for my Accord EX? What's a price that I should look into spending to get my car in tip top shape again if I decide to not sell it?
#1642 of 2107 Re: pricing my car at fair price? what to do? [cybercool]
Jul 22, 2009 (8:22 pm)
Check out Kelley Blue Book to determine what your car is worth. They're at www.kbb.com
#1643 of 2107 Re: pricing my car at fair price? what to do? [thegraduate]
Jul 22, 2009 (8:30 pm)
KBB shows I can get $2100 for my car and that is in fair condition, poor was not an option.