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Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
#1669 of 2107 Re: 1990 Honda Accord EX [jercrawford]
Aug 21, 2009 (6:44 pm)
Whatever you do, don't add any conditioner to the tranny.
Back when I had my 88 Accord, I had a chat with a local Import service garage. The guy who ran the shop was a former Honda master mechanic who decided to go out on his own. He is very knowledgeable on the Honda transmissions (at least the older ones) and he said whatever I do, DON"T add anything besides transmission fluid to the car. He claimed conditioners added to Accords soften the adhesives used in the friction clutches. Once the adhesive starts to let go, the tranny will need a rebuild.
A good mutual friend of the mechanic and I has known him for years and has nothing but high regards for him. The friend commented that he even gets Hondas from the local dealer when they can't figure out whats wrong with the car, so based on that, I'm going to trust his advice.
Replacing the fluid with genuine Honda fluid should help smooth out the shifting. Don't flush it, just change it (a couple of times if necessary) should do the trick.
#1670 of 2107 Re: 1990 Honda Accord EX [jercrawford]
Aug 21, 2009 (7:55 pm)
When the car will not start, you need to find out what is missing. Spark or fuel? That would at least narrow the possibilities.
Have you checked the condition of the transmission fluid? A simple drain and fill (3 quarts of Honda fluid) may help. All Accords of that generation shift a little hard, but if the fluid is old and dirty, some fresh fluid can help.
#1671 of 2107 Re: 1990 Honda Accord EX [jercrawford]
Aug 22, 2009 (7:10 am)
I had a starting problem that was fixed just a week or so ago. For a while, it had been intermittent, sometimes starting and sometimes not, then it finally quit entirely. It turned out to be a relay switch that ignites the fuel pump. The replacement component was about $90.00, but the labor was about $250 more (ouch!) Only a day or so after I got it back, I had the "unintended acceleration" incident. My mechanic disconnected the cruise control cable and examined and cleaned the linkage going to the throttle. But he's still convinced that it was a case of "driver error." The argument over whether it is due to some hidden defect or a result of a foot intended for the brake, but misplaced on the accelerated is all over the automotive forums --- and seems to still be unsettled.
#1672 of 2107 my 1990 hond accord
Aug 30, 2009 (11:14 am)
i have a 1990 honda accord and it is pulsing up and down. i cant figur out how to fix the idleing problem. what would it be if some one could give me some hints i would be thankfule
#1673 of 2107 Recommend honda service station in Baltimore
Aug 30, 2009 (11:42 am)
My daughter's car is a 1990 Honda Accord EX with 170k miles. The car needs struts. She is in Baltimore and a student. Unfortunately, we are not in Baltimore. We are looking for a reputable and reliable service station you would recommend in Baltimore, MD.
#1674 of 2107 mechanic in Baltimore area
Aug 30, 2009 (11:54 am)
I wish that I could help you. I'm very sorry, but I don't know any mechanics in the Baltimore area. If you asked about Philadelphia, I could help a bit, but not Baltimore!
#1675 of 2107 flashing lights, and no start
Aug 30, 2009 (3:33 pm)
Hi, my 90 accord lx 2.2 is having some kind of electrical problem. Sometimes it will start, sometimes not. It always cranks over fine. When I'm driving my dash lights will flash on and off-- (the red lights showing doors and trunk being open) Any hints or suggestions would be appreciated. thanks.
#1676 of 2107 fuel gauge pointer goes up while tank is nearly empty
Aug 31, 2009 (8:02 am)
I had a good friend (street mechanic) replace my fuel pump 2 years ago on my 93 Honda Accord Ex. It's been running ok so far but recently I've noticed while my car is nearly on empty, my fuel gauge pointer rises up. what can cause this?
Could the code 43 I've found on my car cause this? Code 43 points to fuel supply system
#1677 of 2107 Re: fuel gauge pointer goes up while tank is nearly empty [cybercool]
Aug 31, 2009 (8:14 am)
I found code 43 due to engine light lights up after driving for a while.
Sep 12, 2009 (7:37 am)
i have a 92 honda accord that recently went out on me. at first it kept dying on my while i was on the hiway, but after a couple mins. it would start back up. now when i try to start the car it will crank but will not turn over. when i turn the ignition to the second switch, nothing comes on besides my radio and my heater. my turn signals do not work but the hazards do. and my power windows will not work either but the head lights do