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#1707 of 2107 1990 Honda Accord DX starting issue.
Oct 14, 2009 (10:56 am)
I am having some problems getting my car to turn over; the engine cranks. belt move, getting gas from the fuel pump, no electrical shortages, but I noticed that the spark is very weak. I had a mechanic pretty much confirm what I had tested out already as fine but we tested out a new spark plug to see if I'm getting a spark, he couldn't see the spark, but I was able to see it, but it was very weak. Could this be related to the ignition coil or distributor? The bottom line, the engine cranks but doesn't want to turn over. My car was fine and this problem started a few days after I had changed my radiator.
#1708 of 2107 Re: TCM and ECM unit on the brink? [cybercool]
Oct 14, 2009 (2:21 pm)
Will replacing the Oxygen sensors and muffler exhaust pipe fix the TCM blinking D4 dilema?
No. I think you have another bad transmission computer. Your computer is operating in "fail safe" mode (stays in second gear). If the D4 light stays on constantly, the computer is bad. I remember that much from my 92 Accord service manual. If you were to take the panel off of the computer you would probably see dark spots on the circuit board. That would confirm it. Where did you get this computer from? Used?
#1709 of 2107 Sport shift light
Oct 14, 2009 (6:55 pm)
I have a 1990 Accord DX AT with 188,000 but the motor has about 91,000. My problem is I have a normal and sport bottom on my gear shift. when riding in the normal mode the sport light on the dash will start blinking, but it still rides normal. does this sound like big problem and what do I need to do.
#1710 of 2107 Re: TCM and ECM unit on the brink? [elroy5]
Oct 15, 2009 (3:56 am)
I bought the TCM on Ebay for $55 and it worked great for a few weeks.
I found out new will cost $369 or more.... OUCH!!!!
What should I do? I dont want to drive in second gear always, thanks
#1712 of 2107 Re: TCM and ECM unit on the brink? [cybercool]
Oct 15, 2009 (2:13 pm)
Have you checked around at auto parts stores? Or searched online for refurbished computers. They can be fixed, but it's not something I could do.
#1713 of 2107 Re: Sport shift light [rchester]
Oct 17, 2009 (1:40 pm)
I had my mechanic replace a TCM with a used one. The job cost me about $300.
It probably could have been done for a much lower cost, but it was still worth it to me. I've had no further problem. Here's a site with a straight forward easy to understand explanation. When I first read it, I thought that I had written it.
#1714 of 2107 1990 honda accord problem
Oct 18, 2009 (7:39 am)
My daughter drove her accord about 15 miles right at the end of the trip it started to die on her then it wouldnt start. I jumped it it ran for another 15 miles then started to die then it surged to 1.5 rpm back to 0 up and down. Could it be the alternator. Please help soon. Stranded, Clay
#1715 of 2107 honda accord 1993 sedan idel and gas problem
Oct 20, 2009 (10:19 am)
i have two issues with my car and the both about a mont apart
the first porblem is that when my car gets up to normal tempture its starts to idel funny the idel gauge goes up and down between the 1 and 2 markes, but this only happens when i put the car in park and neutral.
and my second problem is my gas gauge dose not work it always shows that i have no gas
any advice on what going on would be much help to me.
#1716 of 2107 Re: 1990 Honda Accord-Struggles to accelerate [befries1332]
Oct 20, 2009 (10:36 am)
Is sounds like you might have to change the transmission fluid, becaues most honda up to i think 2000, dont have a transmission filter,
it not hard to change the drain bolt is behind the paeeanger side front tire