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#1474 of 1859 Honda Wipers and Suspension
Sep 11, 2009 (10:01 am)
First the Wiper issue: Until recently wipers on my 1997 Honda Accord were working fine. Recently, within the last two weeks, it started taking me a few tries to get them to work. I would turn the switch on low to high and it seem to "kick start" them. This progressed to where they would start but then stop with the wipers stuck straight up and down. Now they do not work at all. I have thought of the problem being either a short or a dead wiper motor. Could it be something else? If it is most likely the motor, how much would this hit my wallet if I just bought it and second how much to have it replaced by a garage?
Second issue is the suspension problem I noticed that my ball joints were going bad and did a little research online. There is a recall listed at the site I listed below but the Honda folks say my VIN is not part of the recall. Over 100,000 recalls and it missed me.!? There ought to be a law.....thanks in advance for any info.
#1475 of 1859 Re: Honda Wipers and Suspension [skyking49]
Sep 11, 2009 (11:57 am)
My wipers were worn out when I got my '96; my grandmother who had owned the car was the type to run them on high, even in a light sprinkle. They would run, by wouldn't stop where they should, slapping together at the base if the windshield, and the driver's side one would hit the windshield moulding at the top. Loudly.
I had the motor replaced (supposedly the clutch was burned up) by my dealer for around three hudred, back in 2005. No probs to speak of from it.
Sep 11, 2009 (3:56 pm)
The tranny on my 89 accord lxi went out it has the A20A3 motor. Will the tranny off of a 1990 accord f22 motor fit?
#1477 of 1859 Need Help With AC
Sep 13, 2009 (6:32 pm)
Have 1997 Accord SE 2Dr.Coupe Auto.,2.2L Non-VTeck Just bought the car and was told that a line to AC unit missing. To get one at junk yard and recharge,and it will work fine.Was told that I could easily find this problem.No need saying how I got into this,just need some help out.Does anyone out there have a diagram of this unit,or can explain in laymans words what goes where, lines, hoses,vaccum or other wise and any thing else Im not thinking of. Should say that both lines coming off compressor are hooked up to unit and seem to be hooked on other end too. Thanks People
#1479 of 1859 Temprature Fluxuations
Sep 15, 2009 (12:33 pm)
I am happy I foudn this board I have a problem I need advice with. I drive a 1997 Honda Accord LX with 145,000 miles. My check engine light came on a few weeks ago as well i have started to notice temprature fulxuations on my temprature gage. Driving up hills or sitting idle in traffic the needle gets right up to right before the red, like 90 percent up there. Moving again after being idle, going steady, or going downhill the needle drops back down to between the halfway 50 percent reading to about 65 percent. Sometimes the drop is not a steady descent but a very sudden drop of the needle.
Also when I turn the car off the fan continues to run for 5-10 minutes, I am guessing to cool down the car. When I feel as if the car is going to overheat up near the red I will turn the heat on in the car, but the needle does not fal but the air doesn't seem to be any hotter than if I normally turned the heat on in the winter. Sometimes I check the hood when I reach my destination and it does not feel extra hot to the touch but the fan will run. When the fan runs the air comming out from the engine smell real metalic. I just got the oil changed a month ago and still have atleast a thousand miles till my next change. I have checked the coolant levels in the reserve tank per the Manual instructions and that seems to be right where it should be. if anyone has any ideas they would be much appreciated!
#1480 of 1859 Re: Temprature Fluxuations [luth1334]
Sep 15, 2009 (12:46 pm)
first off check fluid in the radiator itself the reserve tank could be full and still have no fluid in the radiator itself. second thing go to auto zone and have them read the code for the check engine light. then post back. do not let your car get to hot
#1481 of 1859 Re: Temprature Fluxuations [montijo]
Sep 15, 2009 (2:30 pm)
Down load the FSM that is referenced in relpy #1478 or other referenced at website.
The FSM will tell you how to bleed the air out of the cooling system
The system will air lock and not pump correctly or contact the fan thermostat.
I agree with montijo.
This link may help http://autorepair.about.com/library/a/1g/bl899g.htm
#1482 of 1859 Looking for Advice on a Possessed 1995 Accord
Sep 16, 2009 (8:36 am)
Hello there Accorders,
*** Note: I have been advised to post this there (props to replier) so sorry if you have seen my Edmunds first post already ***
If you have a moment, I wanted to do a quick run-down of my experience with my 1995 Accord Wagon, my current situation, and any advice that you might have. Please be gentle as this is my first post.
I purchased a 95 Accord Wagon LX at a very decent price in 2006 and have had a load of issues with it ever since. I buy cars to keep and kept my 90 Toyota Corolla for 13 years before I bought the Accord ... and had about 5 times the problems with the Accord in three years as I did in my 13 years of owning my Corolla,
In 2006, I replaced the:
- gas lines (rusted)
- brake lines (ditto)
- a couple of other items... I think a ball joint and brakes ... all to safety the vehicle
- exhaust intermediate pipe
- winter tires
- front brakes
- front calipers
- timing belt and water pump (due)
- valve cover gasket
- daytime running light module
- summer tires
- exhaust pipes (minus exhaust intermediate pipe)
- catalytic converter (for emissions ... passed for two years)
The total over the three years is pretty scary at over $8500 (this includes the tires and regular maintenance oil changes) ... the car has also been Krown rust proofed every year on top of this since 2006.
Well ... now it has a rusted (leaks included) gas tank, worn rear brakes (to be expected) and "internal (hidden) corrosion and a hole 'bigger than my mechanic's hand' "
My mechanic, who I trust despite all of these repairs, told me that the car is not worth fixing ... especially since I had him look at it now for me SELL it. My wife and I had to buy a minivan for our expanding family and her business. I had planned to sell this car for some much needed home renos (yeah, smaller project) and now am left with this 'thing'.
What would you do with this car? Fixing it to sell it is not worth it given its value as a 95 Accord. My cousin sold her 95 Accord for 4K but this thing is obviously not going to give me much of an ROI. Sell it for parts (if so, how)? Take a sledgehammer to it?
I also wonder when I should have given up on this car. I mean no disrespect to Accords as my friends and family have a few of them ... it just seems that I have the 'special one'. I would not go into financial woes as I am sure that many of us have them but it seems like I really got burned on this car.
#1483 of 1859 Re: Looking for Advice on a Possessed 1995 Accord [thelemon]
Sep 16, 2009 (8:45 am)
JB weld the gas tank so that it dont leak and sell it