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#2070 of 2107 Honda Feeling Like It Doesn't Want To Go
Jan 22, 2012 (11:12 am)
Hi I have a Honda Accord LX 1990,
When i'm driving most of the time, the car feel as if it doesn't want to go when I am pressing on the gas petal. It feels like something is clogged, what might that be? It's been doing this for awhile now...
I'm guilty for not getting regular maintenance on my vehicle.
Also the check engine light comes on, and there is another light at the bottom right of the dash board with the letter S that flashes too. What does that mean?
Oh, and when I am driving my car tends to get really HOT under the hood, more than usual. It gets so hot that I can see heat vapors coming from the hood. Not WHITE SMOKE or anything, so I don't think I have a problem with the radiator, and the needle in the car that registers the hot/cold is always FINE, it stays pretty much below the half mark.
And last but not least, the speedometer needle drops when I am driving, and sometimes just stop moving...
I appreciate any help, or questions I can get...
Mar 29, 2012 (1:40 pm)
My car has a starting problem, and it seems to be related to the cooling system somehow. After I let pressure build up in the cooling system if I cut my car off and wait more than a few minutes to start it back up it has trouble starting or it will turn but not start. The only way I can seem to avoid this problem is by releasing the pressure on the cooling system every time I cut the car off. If I fail to do this and the car does not start, I have to pull the spark plugs and wipe them off and wait several minutes before reinstalling them. They have a fluid on them, but I cannot tell what it is by the smell or the look of it. It is dark like oil, but does not smell like oil. It does not smell like coolant or fuel either. I do not have water or oil mixing, I do not have any blow by, and I have 178psi compression in each cylinder. I am currently at a loss and need some help.
#2072 of 2107 Re: Honda Feeling Like It Doesn't Want To Go [glam4u2004]
Mar 29, 2012 (1:51 pm)
The flashing "S" light on the dash is indicating a transmission problem. The reason the car does not feel as though it wants to go is probably because the transmission is in "limp" mode. Use the flashing "S" light code to determine what error the transmission is sending. You can find the list of error code explanations here (http://techauto.awardspace.com/transmission.html). Also, you should check the CEL codes to determine what error your ECU is sending out. If your ECU has a light on it you should be able to use the flashes of the LED light to find the codes without using a jumper. If you check the codes this way, you must leave the car on after the CEL comes on when you check it. If you cut the car off the code may not show up unless you use the plug and a jumper wire.
#2073 of 2107 1993 Honda Accord problem?
Apr 01, 2012 (10:57 am)
I just bought this car from a used car dealer about a month ago. I know nothing of the car's history or anything, but the RPM gage and gas gage will go up and down, and the ABS, Cruise, Battery light, will come on at random times. If you turn on the head lights, the radio will go off. If you turn on the turn signals the radio will go off. The air conditioning was working before but now it barely blows any air out. What could the problem possibly be?
#2074 of 2107 bad wheel shake when breaking and slight shimmy at hwy speeds
Apr 28, 2012 (4:01 am)
Have a90 accord with 177k bought it in August with 155k. Back around Christmas CV axles started clicking drove like that for about a month and started noticing a slight shake when braking which gradually got a little worse til I replace axles about a month ago now its still shakey when I brake and it had a slight shake on the hwy at speeds of 75-80 does it need new brakes and rotors or an alignment
#2075 of 2107 Re: bad wheel shake when breaking and slight shimmy at hwy speeds [dwallace84]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 28, 2012 (7:39 am)
sounds like warped rotors yes, unless you have a wicked alignment problem in the front end due to worn bushings.
Ever get one of those shopping carts that wobble when you push them---same idea--the alignment caster is way off on the wheels.
#2076 of 2107 Honda Acc. 92 ATC unit problem, repair
Apr 28, 2012 (7:16 pm)
When I bought my 92 Honda Accord, it had a bad ATC unit (the golden box next to the computer under the floor board). Or so I thought.. I had it replaced and my honda was working again, where as before I had to shift manually. About a month after the repair, it quit working but this time would not even manually shift. Out of curiosity, I put the old box back in and left it out in the open (exposed) and to my surprise the car started shifting properly again. A day later it quit working and now I have to manually shift again.
At this point I am extremely confused. I'm thinking that their is either a faulty connection, or the computer for the car (beside the ATC unit) is bad.. In which I'm really hoping it's not because I know they are very expensive. Does anyone know anything I can try, or what my next step might be?
#2077 of 2107 Transmission Problems
May 11, 2012 (2:46 pm)
The light around the D4 is blinking. When this happens the car will not crank. Honda dealership says it is a transmission trouble code. How can we go about checking these codes? The book says nothing about it. Also when going down the road I can push the gas pedal but the car looses power and slows down. My husband and I are stumped. Even mechanics we have seen are stumped. Any help would be much appreciated.
#2078 of 2107 Check Engine Light
May 13, 2012 (7:03 am)
I have a 1990 Accord, love it to death. The issue is though, earlier this week the check engine light came on, checked the shop manual to try and figure out what to do. It says the diagnostic plug is supposed to be under the glove box, in that general area,but i can't find anything remotely resembling it. Did they put it in other places? Or is it possible to pull the codes some other way?
#2079 of 2107 Re: Check Engine Light [worksgood]
May 13, 2012 (8:24 am)
OK this is an earlier model so the diagnostic plug is behind the kick panel on the passenger side so pull that plastic cover on the side wall on the passenger side there you will find a small plug end it is not plug in to anything most of them are light blue in color, stick a piece of wire or paper clip in it loop it from one side to the other so that means that two wire that is in that plug you are going to bridge them so they are connected into one then turn the ignition switch to run and watch the check engine light to see how many times it flashes long flash means ten so if it flashes three long flash that is equal to thirty, the short flashes are count as one so if it flashes four long and two short that is counted as forty two etc: then look in the book or go online and it will tell you what that number code means, I hope I was able to help.