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#2041 of 2107 1993 Honda Accord Transmission Fluid leak wher it enters radiator
Sep 18, 2011 (12:24 pm)
Have a 1993 Honda Accord DX w/Auto-Transmission. If you face car, a line from the transmission enters the bottom of radiator on the right side of rad(driver side). It leaks at the connection at the rad. It did not leak, until a mechanic replaced the rad. because I had a rad. leak. Took car back and the mech. tightened the connection at the botton of the rad. and said cannot tighten anymore or would break connection at rad. what do I do. do not trust same mech. to work on it. Did he mess up when putting new rad. in car?
#2042 of 2107 1993 Honda Accord Bad Computer?
Sep 19, 2011 (4:50 am)
The Check engine light comes on and stays lit on the dash, next when I try to jump the diagnostic connector in-order to pull trouble codes it has no effect on the Check engine light,
What I am experiencing is no gas or pump prime with no fuel at the injectors and no spark simultaneous, I have verified that the cam is turning but it seems like the computer is the culprit here.
Any help would be much appreciated.
#2043 of 2107 Re: 1993 Honda Accord Transmission Fluid leak wher it enters radiator [cliff1010]
Sep 19, 2011 (8:53 am)
I had a 93 with automatic and several years ago there was a slow leak under the transmission. At least 2 mechanics wanted to replace the transmission lines, which included the radiator.
Finally, went to the guy who is my current mechanic and he suggested replacing the rubber (probably synthetic) tube connections as they might be 'weaping'. He did. No problem since.
Not sure if this might apply in your case, but if the connection is something like rubber held on with something like a hose clamp, try replacing it.
Pretty cheap solution for me.
#2044 of 2107 Hard to start on cold mornings
Oct 12, 2011 (8:04 am)
I have a 1990 accord. It just went over 300K miles. When the weather starts to get cold (anything under 40 degrees and in the mornings when the car's been sitting all night) the car has a hard time starting. I just replaced the rotor, spark plugs and fuel filter. It will crank and crank but still has quite a hard time starting. Onces started it runs great! Any thoughts on what to look at or do? Thanks!
#2045 of 2107 Re: Hard to start on cold mornings [ktingey]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 12, 2011 (12:56 pm)
Well with all those miles it could just be old age...have you replaced the battery in the last 5 years? If not, it might be getting too old to spin the engine fast enough. You could verify by trying a jump start. If it starts right up, then a more powerful battery may help a lot. Also you can switch to synthetic oil, which allows a cold engine to crank faster and easier.
If nothing works, you might try a compression test and see what's what in that 300K engine.
#2046 of 2107 Re: Hard to start on cold mornings [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 13, 2011 (3:54 pm)
Well, this morning was a cold morning with frost on the car. It would not start as usual. I jumped it from our truck and it still would NOT start right away. The cranking speed sounded the same. When it is cranking I eventually get a check engine light and then the car does finally start. Once it's started I need to let it idle and warm up for 5 to 10 minutes or it will die at an intersection. Once its warmed up I can turn the engine off and restart the car right away with no check engine light on. Could this be soming to do with fuel delivery, say the fuel pump or some type of sensor or something to do with the chock mechanism? I do need to check compression like you said. Does anyone else have any ideas?
#2047 of 2107 Re: Hard to start on cold mornings [ktingey]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 13, 2011 (6:14 pm)
Maybe a bleed down on the fuel pressure regulator overnight? That would mean your fuel pump would have to re-pressurize the entire system before the injectors would get fuel.
Low compression would exhibit the symptoms you describe. So might tight valves. Have they ever been adjusted?
#2048 of 2107 Re: Hard to start on cold mornings [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 14, 2011 (12:08 pm)
I think you are on to something! The other day when I replaced the fuel filter I was bleeding the fuel pressure down and there was pretty much nothing there. The car had been sitting all night. I have never adjusted the valves. I'll look into that also! I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks!!!
#2049 of 2107 Re: Hard to start on cold mornings [ktingey]
Oct 24, 2011 (6:57 am)
Just had time this weekend to work on the car. I replaced the fuel pressure regulator. Unfortunately, no change with the issue. Actually, with the weather getting colder the car is getting harder to start. Now, once the car gets started it dies at intersections until it is really warmed up. I tried adjusting the idle but I guess the previous owner had done that and stripped the adjustment screw! Not good. I'm now looking at replacing the fuel pump when I get the time.
#2050 of 2107 Wow, One Million Miles!
Oct 24, 2011 (4:37 pm)
From today's Verizon news...
"SACO, Maine (AP) — A Maine man and his car are celebrating a million-mile milestone.
Joe LoCicero (luh-SISS'-er-oh) was given a 2012 Honda Accord at a parade in the city of Saco on Sunday after surpassing the million-mile mark on the odometer of his 1990 Accord. He reached the milestone last Thursday.
A Honda spokeswoman tells The Portland Press Herald (bit.ly/otOqd1) it's the first time the manufacturer has documented an Accord reaching one million miles.
LoCicero says he bought the car in 1996 with 74,000 miles. The former mechanic did much of his own work. The secret he says is following maintenance schedules, using quality parts and driving safely.
He swears the transmission and engine are original.
Now that he has a new Accord, he's not sure what he'll do with the old one."