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#793 of 2104 1991 Honda Accord EX (Coupe)
Aug 04, 2007 (9:19 am)
I have owned my Accord for about five years now. The former owner took excellent care of the car, yet it is beginning to give me problems. One of the most consistent problems seems to be coming from the harmonic balancer. I have had this particular part replaced twice within less than a year. My mechanic tells me that this is a common problem with Hondas around the early 90's. Has anyone else experienced or heard of such a problem?
Also, my brake pedal has recently begun to go straight to the floor on occasion. This particular problem only occurs when the A/C is running. I just pump the brakes once or twice and they return to their normal state of operation. Any ideas?
#794 of 2104 problems with spongy brakes on 93 honda accord
Aug 04, 2007 (9:46 am)
I bench bled the master cylinder, and bled all the brakes in proper sequence. and i still have spongy brakes. the brakes are only spongy when i turn on the car. when the car is off my brakes work fine. is there anyone who might have any suggestions?
#795 of 2104 Re: problems with spongy brakes on 93 honda accord [chad_accord]
Aug 05, 2007 (6:02 pm)
the brakes are only spongy when i turn on the car. when the car is off my brakes work fine.
Check for a vacume leak going to the brake booster or the booster itself. When the engine is not running, the brake booster is not in operation. If you spray carburetor/injector cleaner on the vacume hose it makes the leak easier to find. When you spray the leak it will make the engine idle change, then you've found your leak. Good luck
#796 of 2104 Hard to remove valve cover 92 Accord
Aug 06, 2007 (8:18 am)
Having a hard time removing the valve cover to my 92 Accord. Removed all necessary bolts/hoses etc. and expected it to lift off rather easily. It won't budge. Tried knocking it with a rubber mallet to no avail. Any suggestions/helpful hints? Unsure as to when the last time it was off. Need to replace gasket(s).
#797 of 2104 Re: Hard to remove valve cover 92 Accord [bgayer]
Aug 06, 2007 (9:41 am)
I haven't taken my Accord's valve cover off, but through the years have worked on some Chevys. We used a putty knife, being extra careful not to gouge the block/head. The gaskets cook on and sometimes are difficult to get off. Hope that helps, but you might want to wait for some of the more technical (competent) posters to reply.
#798 of 2104 huge problems need ideas...
Aug 09, 2007 (12:47 pm)
Hey every one. I have a 1992 Honda Accord (2door 82,000miles) I been having some problems. Sometimes the car does not start. For instance, I turn the key but we get no start up. Most of the time you must wait a bit than it will start(Aparently from the heat it does not start) Now today the car didn't start for an hour than it started. When it did, the green light that surrounds the "D4" on the dashboard was blinking. It usually will stay constant. But it was blinking. When i would hit the gas the car would drive but like it was not driving in full drive motion. It was just moving slower as usual. Once, I turned off the car and restarted it the light was not blinking anymore and drives fine. This is something I can not deal with everyday. I don't have the money to get a new or used car. I must Rock out with this one. It only has 82,000miles on it. I know it needs "required mantainance" but i don't know if that has any relation to the problem. ANy one have suggestions? Or has this happened to anyone?
#799 of 2104 Re: huge problems need ideas... [cownuttz70]
Aug 09, 2007 (2:12 pm)
The same thing happened to my 92 Accord. I think your transmission computer has crapped out on you. If you were to open the computer up, there are probably black spots on the circuit boards where the capacitors have leaked on them. I would try to find a matching used computer, because a new one will cost about $500. Good luck
#800 of 2104 Re: 1991 Honda Accord EX (Coupe) [m_brown84]
Aug 09, 2007 (4:19 pm)
I had a problem where my brake pedal went to the floor on my 91 Accord. Pumped once and the would work again. A brake pedal going to the floor is apparently the sign of the brake master cylinder being worn out (seals worn out). When I mentioned the symptom to the dealer service dept. they immediately said you need a new master cylinder. They replace mine. The problem is gone.
#802 of 2104 Re: huge problems need ideas... [user777]
Aug 09, 2007 (6:55 pm)
Sounds a lot better than the price of a new one . You just have to make sure it's a perfect match with the computer your replacing.