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Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
#2004 of 2107 Re: 1990 Honda Accord Issues [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 17, 2011 (7:12 pm)
Thanks...yes I am having trouble reading it..but need to print it off too look at it better. The S light hasnt' come on anymore...just the check engine light every time I get to around 60ish MPH......then it almost feels like the car is going in and out of gear or something..the RPM's go up to around 3 and stick there.....just seems like the power is forced or something....and then it will almost go up and down the engine sound....just feels weird...but not sure what it could be. I also have a whole in my muffler do you think that would cause the 43 code? Thanks for your help!
#2005 of 2107 i need help
Jan 22, 2011 (8:58 pm)
i have the same problem my 1990 honda accord dosint want to start, ive replaced the distrubeter but thats not the problem and my car dosint want to read the codes what should i do
#2007 of 2107 Re: i need help [rita49]
Jan 23, 2011 (5:45 am)
My experience has been that the computers for the engine and transmission start to fail at about the same time. Usually around 100k and the reason why is mostly parts on the circuit boards have a lifetime that is around the same as 100k miles on the odometer... Give or take... Id consider the ecm and tcm at around 100k. If you need to get a mechanic to test the computers with a scanner and see what it says...
#2008 of 2107 i need help
Jan 25, 2011 (12:24 am)
so where would i go to get a ecm for my car, is the ecm is that what they call the brain
Feb 16, 2011 (12:49 am)
Hello every one,
I have Honda Accord 1993 automatic with 200k; it has idle surging problem when the car is getting hot, after about 20minuts it becomes normal, the temperature gauge is showing engine is very hot but the engine is not hot. I went to Honda dealer they charged me $1600 replaced idle control valve and to make extra coolant system diagnose , but did not stop and suggested me to change the cylinder gasket. Iam thinking is it worth of spending money on it asking for $1100!
Now I have another problem is the transmission, it takes very hard to change gear from second to third and forth, seems to be it takes more time than the normal to change the gear. I have added one qt fluid but no change. But car runs very good, never stopped on me.
Could you please suggest me what could be wrong in my car! Thanks in advance.
#2013 of 2107 Re: Honda Accord 1993 [philip3502]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 16, 2011 (6:05 am)
Well the dealer could easily perform a cooling system pressure test to determine if the head gasket is bad---you don't have to "guess" about a head gasket.
I presume you made a type and you meant that you were charged $160, not $1600 for an AIC valve?
Checking the cooling system was a good idea, since air blockage could cause false readings on the temp. gauge.
It's possible that the dealer can't deal with such an old car. Perhaps you need to take it to an independent japanese car repair shop and get a second opinion. These independent shops are used to working on older models---the dealer is not and probably his mechanics were 10 years old when these cars were built.