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#1263 of 1859 Re: 1994 Accord EX Tranny Issues [phatpipe]
Jul 30, 2008 (12:29 pm)
I've had a similar issue with my 1996 Honda Accord (Automatic). If the temp outside is in the 90's or above and my car has been sitting in the sun for hours, it won't start. I just get clicks and it won't turn over. I've brought it into the dealer at least twice right after this happens and their diagnostics find nothing wrong. But they do make sure to blame my after market car alarm.
Letting the car cool solves this problem.
#1264 of 1859 Re: 1994 Accord EX Tranny Issues [phatpipe]
Jul 30, 2008 (1:25 pm)
phatpipe and drzoltar.
Do you know where to find your transmission computer? If you do, take the cover off, and see if there are dark spots on the circuit boards (capacitors leaked on them). If so your transmission computer is the problem. You could find a used computer (make sure the numbers match), or some people can actually fix the old one. A new computer would cost at least $500, so that would be a last resort.
Until you can repair the computer (if that is your problem) you may want to park the car in the shade (if possible). The inside (not outside) of the car being hot will make the problem worse. After the windows have been opened for a while the problem usually gets better. Good luck guys
#1265 of 1859 '96 Accord EX exhaust manifold cracked
Aug 12, 2008 (11:25 am)
I have 155K mi on my really clean 4-cyl coupe. I could hear an exhaust leak under the hood so I took off the heat shield to the exhaust manifold and found a crack all the way around the #4 cylinder pipe where it joins together with the #1 cyl pipe. I want to do the work myself so I've already made sure I can get all the nuts loose, especially the three that connect down to the exhaust pipe. Does anyone have any experience with the best option for taking care of this? I'm thinking that getting a used one will only set me up for the same problem in the near term, unless I could be sure it had low miles on it. New OEM ones are a bit expensive ($180 best price I found online; Honda dealers want $250). Dorman makes an after-market one out of cast iron for $75-100, but I don't know what difference cast iron might make with heat issues. Another thought was welding ($30-40), but it might just break in a nearby spot since it's an old exhaust manifold. But I don't know. In case it's relevant, the entire exhaust system on the car is still the original one. I'd prefer to not buy a new one. Anyone have experience with the other three options (buy used / welding / buy aftermarket)? Thanks!
#1266 of 1859 Re: '96 Accord EX exhaust manifold cracked [sunhonda]
Aug 12, 2008 (12:42 pm)
Where ever you buy the exhaust manifold it is probable going to be made by Dorman.
The Honda manifold is cast iron .
Some includes Gaskets and Hardware.
Try local suppliers first to save shipping cost or find lowest shipping on net.
These two web sites are really the same outfit, they just list price and shipping different.
$131.16 total includes shipping.
$67.33 total includes shipping.
No gaskets, go to auto parts store and buy
I have purchased from these outfits with no problem.
Watch out for the O2 sensor, if you break it, big bucks
Make sure mounting brackets on the exhaust pipe under the oil pan are in good shape. This is a double wall pipe and the brackets are welded to the outer wall and break loose. They can be welded back, big bucks for a new pipe.
#1267 of 1859 Re: '96 Accord EX exhaust manifold cracked [sunhonda]
Aug 12, 2008 (1:30 pm)
I have replaced manifolds many times, I say your best choice is buy a used one from a local auto wrecking yard, and a new gasket set from auto parts store, A used one in thats in good shape should out last the car, also because its a original brand is best, If you weld it , it needs welded by a professional welder that knows what he is doing, but the weld probably will brake again in a few years, because that manifold has to much deterioration so its best to get another good used one and it should out last the car. I have did this many times, no need to spend big bucks on buying a new one.
#1268 of 1859 Re: When does gas light come on? [rm328]
Aug 12, 2008 (2:54 pm)
I have a '96 Accord EX Coupe, A/T, 155K mi. I have gone 50 miles highway beyond when the gas light stays on, not just comes on, and 40 mi. in stop and go traffic. And don't let it concern you because the gas gauge needle actually drops a little below the "E" on the gauge. I constantly take it 30+ mi. past. I trust the gas light, so far, and haven't run out of gas yet. There always seems to be at least two gallons in the tank left, based on what it took filling it up, so I'm guessing I could go past that 50 mi. all the time, but I don't know at what point the car might stop running even though there's gas left in the tank, and don't need to find out. FWIW, I almost always use Chevron (no ties to Chevron). Also, I get about 350 mi., combined hiway/city, per fill up.
#1269 of 1859 Oil volume between the two dipstick notches
Aug 12, 2008 (4:46 pm)
With my 97 Accord pushing 260K, I am burning about a 1/2 quart every 3-5K. It would be great to know how much oil volume is represented between the two dipstick notches, so I can just add an educated amount of oil each time I notice I am low. Does anyone have this information?
#1270 of 1859 Re: Oil volume between the two dipstick notches [techman41973]
Aug 12, 2008 (4:59 pm)
Why not just run the level down to the low mark on the dip stick, add 1/4 qt and recheck level, repeat till you get to the full mark?
#1271 of 1859 Re: Oil volume between the two dipstick notches [techman41973]
Aug 12, 2008 (5:16 pm)
It should be 1 quart from the low mark to the full mark, but you would have to do it Mrbill's way to find out for sure. Add a little at a time, till you get to the low mark, then start with a fresh quart. See if it holds true.
Aug 15, 2008 (5:25 am)
Car has been fine! The fixed power antenna stopped working... Again... Luckily I know how to fix it but I just need a rainless day to do it. 120,500 on the clock (more but odometer stopped working... Then started again...)
On a sidenote, the "Maintenance Reminder" is rolling from green to the next color. Water pump, timing belt and all other belts, spark plugs and wires all replaced already. All I honestly know I need is an air filter and the brake pads are slowly starting to give out a short squeal. Anything else to take note of before I reset it?
Btw, any air filter recommendations?
95 Accord Ex v6
215-230 miles between fillups 80%city or about 17.5mpg City