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#958 of 2107 Overheating problems
Nov 11, 2007 (5:55 pm)
ok, i drive a 1991 honda accord. it has approxomatly 300k miles on it but this problem didnt seem to start until about this saturday. i noticed that my car started getting excessivley hot only after a little drive. but the thing is.....is that during my drive the temperature reading would go up to the H and then all the sudden gradually decend back to the middle after i switched gears. (car is a stick shift by the way). but then the car would get hot again. at first i thought it was the radiator so i flushed it and added more anti-freeze, but for some reason...the car only got hotter the next time i drove it. and then someone told me that it may be the water pump but they werent sure cause nothing was leaking. then someone told me it was the thermostat...but i really have no idea as to whats going on....can someone help me. oh and can someone also tell me appproxomatly the amount of labor hours i should expect to be charged for just so when i take the car in i know how much im lookin at. that is ...if its the thermostat.
#959 of 2107 Re: Overheating problems [lil_llama89]
Nov 11, 2007 (6:03 pm)
If it is the thermostat, it shouldn't cost too much (easy to change). Do both of the cooling fans come on when the A/C is turned on? If you like, you can click on the link below. It has a lot of information on this subject. Good luck.
#960 of 2107 Re: Overheating problems [lil_llama89]
Nov 11, 2007 (7:20 pm)
This may be a stupid question.
Are you just looking at the gauge or is it blowing steam from under the hood?
Is the water low after getting hot?
#961 of 2107 Re: Overheating problems [lil_llama89]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 12, 2007 (8:48 am)
I'd swap out the thermostat and if that doesn't work I'd test for a head gasket leak before removing the water pump.
Rapid overheating from a cold start is not a good sign. Could be the exhaust gases boiling water. But a bad thermostat could give this symptom. I don't think a bad water pump (broken impeller?) would allow the temp gauge to recover at all.
#962 of 2107 2.2L question
Nov 13, 2007 (10:03 am)
Hi I have a 92 LX wagon and I wanted to know if there is any difference between the 2.2L in a 92 compared to a 94 2.2L. I'm asking because my local library has the chilton manual for the 94 but not my 92.
#963 of 2107 Re: 2.2L question [vegetenz]
Nov 13, 2007 (2:57 pm)
Most things concerning engines and transmissions will be the same. The body style changed, so some parts may be different. I'd say 90% or more will be the same.
#964 of 2107 Rough idle on cold starts
Nov 14, 2007 (12:21 pm)
92 Accord LX that runs very rough after sitting for 10 to 12 hrs. Sometime its so bad I cannot keep the car running, running on one maybe two cylinders. If I floor it it will run rough for a bit and then kick in and runs great. Can feel cylinders kicking in one at time. Has new plugs, rotor,cap, and valves just adjusted.
Could this be fule injectors? Or????
#965 of 2107 Re: Rough idle on cold starts [rabatvilla]
Nov 14, 2007 (3:41 pm)
Sounds like you could have a distributor problem. When you take the cap off, is there a metal dust present? Did you check for spark at each plug?
#966 of 2107 92 Accord AT Transmission
Nov 16, 2007 (6:39 pm)
I have a 92 Accord EX with a problem.
The car seems to be stuck in 3rd gear when I start off from a standstill. I can manually select all forward gears, however it appears that I only have two forward gears working (2nd and 3rd). Neutral, Reverse and Park all work fine.
At first the D4 light started blinking. Now it stays on regardless of which gear I select. Jumping the blue (2-wire) connector does not result in the D4 light blinking (indicating any codes).
I have read where these models have a history of burned resistors and leaking capacitors in the Transmission Control Module (TCM). I havenít pulled the TCM to see yet.
Does the symptoms I describe indicate a bad TCM?
#967 of 2107 Re: 92 Accord AT Transmission [mm04]
Nov 16, 2007 (7:36 pm)
Yes, if the D4 light stays on continuously, it's probably the TCU. You can open it up, and you will probably see dark spots on the circuit board from leaking capacitors. I don't know if they are repairable. If I were you I would try to find a used one in a junkyard (from a wrecked car). A new one, if you could get a new one, would cost a bundle. Good luck.