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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.
#2015 of 2107 Re: Honda Accord 1993 [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 16, 2011 (5:40 pm)
Thank you sir, they charged me $1546, for diagnose the cooling system itself $240, replaced the fan sensor switch, the thermostat and the idle control valve including labor and tax. Yes, it seems I made a big mistake going to dealer with the old car.
I was not satisfied and amazed that after spending $1600 they told me I need the head gasket replacement and the transmission; it is more than I bought the car.
The transmission, it is just taking extra time to change the gear from second to third or fourth according to the speed.
Feb 24, 2011 (10:04 am)
I have a 1993 honda accord ex, I've been having some trouble with my car while driving it, when I hit the gas it goes smoothly but out of nowhere it seems to loose power so I release the gas pedal and about 10 seconds later I hit again and car goes again, so I was told by a mechanic that it was the distributor I changed it but it seems to do the same thing. In the freeway it does the same thing but the check engine light goes on and the problem seems to stop.....can someone help me figure out whats going on with my car?
#2018 of 2107 Re: distributor [tialolo]
Feb 25, 2011 (6:14 am)
I have a 92 accord that does the same thing. What codes are you getting? I get a 1 (O2 Sensor) and 43(Fuel Delivery). I have replaced the O2 sensor, still have same problem. I would love to narrow down possible items to check before replacing good parts for nothing. I would appreciate any input on this, this is my daughters car and I want to get the problem corrected.
#2019 of 2107 Re: Honda Accord 1993 [philip3502]
Feb 25, 2011 (4:35 pm)
Here's what you need to do ASAP. Find an Independent Honda mechanic who works only on Honda's. The stealerships are a big ripoff. Not sure where you are located, but I've found a couple of very good Independent Honda mechanics in my area using http://www.cartalk.com/content/mechx/find.html
#2020 of 2107 1990 honda accord swap
Apr 24, 2011 (7:39 pm)
I wanna know is what engines are compatible with my car. i have honda accord ex 1990 5 speed and i was looking at a f22b sohc for 94-95 will this work?
#2021 of 2107 Re: Honda Accord 1993 [philip3502]
May 09, 2011 (7:02 am)
I would contact the Attorney General's office or the Consumer Affairs office for your state. They may have specific laws in place that criminalize fraudulent auto repair practices. They may also have investigators to look into your complaint. It sounds like you really were defrauded. Crooked mechanics target people they think are naive about cars, namely little old ladies, women in general, people from foreign countries, younger adults, and others who appear not to have speciific knowledge of cars or who are operating at a disadvantage for some reason. I would call the AG office and/or the
Consumer Affairs office in your state.