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Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
#428 of 2104 Re: Honda Accord (1990-1993) Maintenance & Repair [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 02, 2006 (2:08 pm)
I have a 1992 Accord that also had a leak in the tail light. The way I found out was my passenger turn signal went out. The front left turn signal works at a high speed now.
I now need to trace a bad ground or power wire back to the turn signal since it won't correct with a new bulb and routine troubleshoot. Has anyone done this before? Any areas prone to wiring issues that I should check first?
#430 of 2104 Re: I need serious advice here [jrovinsky]
Oct 02, 2006 (10:26 pm)
You might check what is called the main relay. It is located way under the dash above a silver box. there is a simple solution to fixing this because the new relay you can only get from a dealer and is 70 bucks. email me for more info
#431 of 2104 Driver's door won't unlock
Oct 04, 2006 (6:29 pm)
My daughter has a 1990 Honda Accord LX with electric locks & windows. The drivers door wont unlock with the switch or key. The manual lock moves just a little but won't unlock the door. Does anyone have any experience with this problem?
#432 of 2104 Re: Driver's door won't unlock [roycefink]
Oct 04, 2006 (8:24 pm)
I had this issue with a rear door and I had to remove the inside door panel and adjust the linkage from the lock acutator to the lock mechanism. If its not turning at all, you can try some lock lubricant first.
Oct 06, 2006 (9:59 am)
I don't see any post here related to A/C freon refill! I will post my question here. In case there is a post already, i will delete this.
My accord 90 is not colling well. and the freon saver looks foamy so freon level is low. Should I replenish the system or should I leak it all out and put new gas in ? any hints?
#434 of 2104 Re: question [Fukuyama]
Oct 06, 2006 (1:22 pm)
If you never had to service your AC in your 1990 the bad news is you will have to convert the system to the newer R134 freon. The old stuff is almost impossible to find and if you do hold onto your wallet. A basically competent service facility can do this service as well as check all your components in case you have a leaking condenser etc. Good luck.
Oct 06, 2006 (1:29 pm)
R12 is actually pretty easy to find...Pep Boys had it last time i was there. It is currently illegal to manufacture in the US, but our friends and neighbors to the south have no problems with it. Also, since most cars now use 134, the demand is much lighter for R12.
That said, the conversion really isn't that big a deal anymore. They leak test the system and change over a couple of fittings and then refill the system with R134 and PAG oil.
There is middle ground, there are freon types on the internet that claim to work for both or either. The issue is to find where the leak is coming from.
#436 of 2104 Re: question [pastatie]
Oct 06, 2006 (1:40 pm)
thank you man, If the freon is bad stuff I rather get the adaptor and use more nature friendly coolant gas. I am surprised you can get it in the stores!!!! CFC i mean!! How much would be the adaptation? more or less?
Oct 06, 2006 (2:02 pm)
Freon isn't bad if its sealed inside your AC system...its when it leaks out that its bad.
I would call around and get quotes from independent AC shops. I believe they change the valves on the system that are used for filling and emptying. A bigger and likely more costly issue is to find where the system is leaking from and repairing the faulty component.
Many times, components are pretty cheap on eBay, but you still have to have someone evacuate the system and then refill it after repairs are completed.