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#549 of 2107 1991 Honda Accord LX problem!! any advice?
Feb 21, 2007 (7:28 pm)
1991 Honda Accord LX - L4 2.2L 5speed/sx FWD
Okay so about a few months ago my car started making this odd klunking noise whenever I gave it gas, only when I gave it gas. It was so powerful I could easily feel the klunking and I figured it was my drivers side driveaxle, got a new driver's side driveaxle.
Okay so I was driving home today on the highway with my new Driver's side driveaxle and thought the problem was fixed - WRONG! It started making the horrible klunking noise again! I'm pretty sure it's not the passenegr side driveaxle... like 95% sure it's not.
Please help me, thank you!
#550 of 2107 Re: 1991 Honda Accord LX problem!! any advice? [speed1205]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 22, 2007 (8:50 am)
could very well be the passenger side, as that one takes up the most torque and thus is more prone to wear.
Other than that, you'd want to check motor mounts. But don't despair if you replaced the wrong side; generally it's a great idea to do both at the same time.
#551 of 2107 Re: rear windshield leaking water into the trunk? [lilengineerboy]
Feb 22, 2007 (8:59 am)
hi, thank you for your replies. I now it is the rubber 'cause i did the following experiment. I flooded the canal taht surrounds the trunk's rubber....no water got in . Then I paintakingly poured water drops on the glass and the ran down to the rubber joint but never got into the canal. This time water got in.
Can I do the repair myself? any glue that can hold and seal the opening?
#552 of 2107 Re: rear windshield leaking water into the trunk? [Fukuyama]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 22, 2007 (9:21 am)
I would recommend you buy some LATEX black caulk. Latex is great because it cleans up with water and it goes on easily---no mess, no fuss, like that ghastly silicon sealer. You can just squeeze some of the caulk onto your finger and apply it to the area of the windshield you think is leaking, then carefully clean up the excess with a damp rag or Q-Tip. Try to work the latex sealant under the rubber if you can using a little pick or ball point pen or some such to open it up a little. Let it cure before you test it again. If it still leaks, try again.
#553 of 2107 90 accord trans shift??? oil leak?
Feb 22, 2007 (1:38 pm)
hey im new to this site. i just bought a 90 honda accord 4dr ex. for 300 bucks on ebay. 158,000 miles. car is mint. no rust!!!! i gave it a super tuneup. best wires,plugs,cap,rotor,o2 sensor,new cold air intake,and header. new battary, and alternator, put a valve cover gasket in. my question is the trans shifts crazy hard without the sport button. i had camaros, and trucks with shift kits and this car feels like it has one. Is this normal?? and i have a slight oil leak. i heard it could be from the head gasket??? if it was that the car would barly run right??? all commits are welcome. thanks
#554 of 2107 Re: 90 accord trans shift??? oil leak? [73customc10]
Feb 22, 2007 (2:27 pm)
Accords of that year do shift hard (they don't flare between shifts like other automatics do). Have you checked the transmission fluid? You might want to flush the transmission, and use Honda ATF-Z1. Other brands of fluid make the hard shifting worse.
#555 of 2107 Re: 90 accord trans shift??? oil leak? [elroy5]
Feb 22, 2007 (4:02 pm)
ok it is a little dirty i will get a trans flush this weekend. but what does the sport buttin do?? i tried too use it. it dosent make a difference. or it might but i cant tell. ????
#556 of 2107 Re: 90 accord trans shift??? oil leak? [73customc10]
Feb 22, 2007 (4:24 pm)
It is supposed to be a "Sport mode" to make the tranny shift faster. The sport mode buttons were only used in 90 and 91, and I had the 92, and it was discontinued by then. I would use the Honda brand trans fluid. A flush is considered to be three changes, with a short drive between each. One drain and fill will use 3 quarts, which is only about 65% of the total transmission volume. If you are going to do it yourself (flush), you will need 9 quarts of fluid.
#557 of 2107 Re: 90 accord trans shift??? oil leak? [elroy5]
Feb 22, 2007 (6:48 pm)
ok thanks for the tip.. that was my next questing was how many qurts i will need..
Feb 24, 2007 (8:26 am)
A brief story...
So I am driving to work yesterday morning and I smell burning oil. I look up and there is an F250 superduty in front of me so I don't think much of it. Then I look down and the oil light is blinking. I pull over immediately and stop, shut off the motor and pop the hood. I pull the dipstick, which registered absolutely empty. I look down and the Exxon Valdeez is being re-enacted at my feet. The car is puking its guts out.
AAA tow to the Honda dealer...dealer says counterbalance shaft oil seal went, need to do the timing belt change service (previously done at ~80k) to get to the part...blah blah blah...$700 later I have all new belts and seals and a new water pump. Its at 140k right now, it damn well better get to 200 after that.
The dealer also said it had a bad control arm and wanted $350 to swap that out. I picked a TRW control arm up from the auto parts place for $90 and put it on this morning. I will be out another $40 for the alignment but 130 is better than 350.
The only thing left is it needs a muffler and over-axle pipe, which is about $100 but I keep patching it and putting it off.
It got a new master cylinder a few months back too for about $350. It also just got new tires but that is a wear item and not really fair to charge against the car. Mantenance costs are running about $1000-1200/year since most of it I still take care of myself, but I guess ~$100/mo isn't terrible for maintenance costs.