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#1170 of 1859 1994 Honda Accord random stall at a stop sign
May 12, 2008 (7:31 am)
I have a 1994 Honda accord with 149000 miles. The car randomly stalls when I am going to stop or stopped. There is no symptom before it stalls. At the first several times, I need to wait for one minute to restart it. Later on, I have to spend more time to make it restart. And the frequency of the stalling is becoming larger. I went to a mechanic one week ago. He did fully tune up, cleaned the fuel injector, checked the wires. I spent $360. But the problem still exist. There is no error code. the mechanic cannot find the problem.
I was frustrated.
Any one give some clue? Thanks in advance.
#1171 of 1859 Re: 1994 Honda Accord random stall at a stop sign [jjzhang]
May 12, 2008 (2:00 pm)
You could just have a vacume leak. Try this. Get some throttle body/carb cleaner, start the engine and let it idle, spray the cleaner on every hose you can find. If the engine changes it's tune (bogs) you've found your leaking hose.
#1172 of 1859 gear shifter locked in park
May 16, 2008 (2:38 am)
1994 ex wagon will not shift unless you use key to manually release lock!
#1173 of 1859 Re: gear shifter locked in park [rjduece]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 16, 2008 (6:28 am)
brake interlock switch. I bet you don't have brake lights either. Go check.
May 16, 2008 (4:52 pm)
I'm new to this site, and I was checking it out because I just picked up a 97 accord coupe LX. I was a honda tech from 94 to 97. I saw some one post that you needed to get an alignment after having drive axles replaced. This is not true. Breaking loose the lower ball joint will not disturb anything that has to do with your alignment. If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask. I may not be able to troubleshoot everything, but I could point you in the right direction.
#1175 of 1859 Re: New to site [hondatech2]
May 16, 2008 (5:32 pm)
Welcome to the forum. Maybe you can help a few owners, and (if you're lucky ) learn a thing or two yourself.
#1176 of 1859 Re: New to site [hondatech2]
May 16, 2008 (6:16 pm)
I just had my LF drive axle replaced. No alignment needed, like you say.
#1177 of 1859 Re: New to site [thegraduate]
May 17, 2008 (1:13 pm)
Recently I've been hearing screeky sounds as I brake. ( I drive a 1997 Honda Accord four-door LX). So while I had my oil change at an auto shop, I had them check it. They told me to replace both the brake pad, bearing, and the rotor at the front. They told me its an safety issue because the pad had a crack and the rotor was worn out due to heat related impacts... I don't know anything about cars. So I went along with what they told me. The final cost was $723 including labor. After reading so many blogs, it seem that Honda makes pretty good brake systems and its rare to see their brakes to have problems. But then again, I had to look at other issues like : I live in San Francisco, and I had to park on the inclining streets where I often use my emergency brake. I don't know if the auto shop owner was telling me to change it because they wanted to make $$... or they are really doing it for my own safety concern?
#1178 of 1859 Re: New to site [sogomimi1029]
May 17, 2008 (1:53 pm)
The emergency brake usage shouldn't be a problem. Mine has been used every single time the car is parked, and it now has over 180,000 miles on it.
I can't really comment much on the other issues though, simply because I haven't had them.
I know it is in hindsight now, but next time you get a quote for so much $, get a second opinion. I got one quote on my timing belt for $720, not including changing the water pump (which should be done when the belt is changed, every 90k miles in this generation of Accord 4-cylinder). I got another quote for the belt, waterpump, and new antifreeze, and the total was right around $400.
When in doubt, check it out.
#1179 of 1859 Re: New to site [sogomimi1029]
May 17, 2008 (4:53 pm)
A couple of things to think about. You said that they replaced the front brakes. The emergency brake only uses the rear brakes, so parking on inclines has nothing to do with it. Now if you drive in a lot of stop and go traffic, this can over heat your brakes, causing cracking and glazing to the pads, that will create squeals when braking. Have you owned this car since new? If not who knows who the manufacture of the rotors or pads is. If your mechanic doesn't work at a honda dealer, most likely the parts he used aren't honda parts either. Honda states in the owner manuals that the brake pads contain metallic pieces in the pad therefore a little bit of squealing is normal. What exactly do you mean by screeky sounds?When you take a car to be repaired, always ask for the old parts back, so you can look at them yourself. Also before the repair is done ask them to take you to your car and show and explain what they are talking about. All and all I would say that it sounds a little high to me. And bearings are not a normal part of a brake job. They must have had some play in then.