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#1714 of 1849 Re: 1997 Honda Accord LX Dies Unexpectantly While Driving [jimdempster]
Jun 09, 2011 (9:36 am)
Whomever posted this THANK YOU. My husband replaced an engine in a 94 Accord almost three weeks ago. It started the first time and ran for a while checking the temp and such. It would not start again! He has traced every wire and tested every thing going down the pages in the service manual.
He finally wired a switch betwenn the PCM-FI relay and terminal 4 and 5 so if it does not start you can bump this switch so the fuel pump will start. If
I read that post right I know that board must have a crack and that is why he could not find the problem. We finally drove it last night w.out blinkers and dash lights but I think he knows how to fix that. I am going to suggest he read some of these post though even experienced auto guys need a tune up every now and again. THANKS AGAIN!!!
#1715 of 1849 Radiator part?
Jun 15, 2011 (6:59 am)
My 95 Accord LX 4 cylinder 4-door started leaking radiator fluid. It appeared to be coming from the underside of the upper radiator hose, where it attaches to the (Toyo) radiator. Upon removing the hose however, I found that the plastic part of the radiator over which the hose fits had actually broken, causing the leaking problem. I have the Service Manual for this vehicle, and I'm getting the sense from that and from a Parts place on the Internet that the radiator is a one-piece affair, and that the entire thing will now need to be replaced, even though it's just this one plastic "neck" section that seems to be the problem.
Looking at the radiator though, you almost get the impression that it is composed of a plastic section mounted on top of a metallic section. If that were the case, and since only the plastic section is at fault, it seems that if one could just remove the plastic section and replace it, you would fix the problem.
So, I guess my question is: is it possible to just remove this plastic section and replace it, and if so, where would you obtain just the plastic section to do that? Thanks for any replies.
#1716 of 1849 Re: Radiator part? [jhrost]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 15, 2011 (8:33 am)
I wouldn't bother to try and mickey mouse it--you can buy all aluminum replacement radiators for under $100, and given that overheating is fatal to small alloy engines, it seems prudent to just replace the whole thing, with a superior product at that, and be done with it.
Here's ONE EXAMPLE, although I don't know the product so I'm not necessarily recommending it. I'm just trying to give you some ideas and encouragement.
ACCORD REPLACEMENT RADIATORS
#1717 of 1849 Re: Radiator part? [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 15, 2011 (10:31 am)
I guess I figured that would probably be the smart move - thanks for confirming that. I'm inclined to try doing the radiator replacement myself - is that advisable for a relatively adept do-it-yourselfer, or should I leave this job to a professional?
#1718 of 1849 Re: Radiator part? [jhrost]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 15, 2011 (10:45 am)
The book says that for a 4 cylinder Accord, 1995, that the labor for a professional mechanic is 1.8 hours with standard transmission and 2.2 hours with automatic (because of the cooler lines to the automatic that you have to deal with). That doesn't sound too intimidating but you should read up on how to re-fill an empty radiator.
#1719 of 1849 Re: Radiator part? [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 18, 2011 (5:29 am)
It took me a little longer (ok, a lot longer, lol) than the 1.8 hours, and I made a couple of boneheaded mistakes along the way (luckily recoverable ones), but it now seems to be working fine - thanks for the encouragement
#1720 of 1849 Re: Radiator part? [jhrost]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 18, 2011 (8:16 am)
Well I did say "professional" mechanic, so you should still congratulate yourself for jumping in and finishing it. You can't expect to match the time of a trained person who does this day in and day out. I mean, think about how long it would take you to do your own root canals.
#1721 of 1849 94 Accord LX Speedometer problem
Jun 25, 2011 (1:32 pm)
A friend of mine called me today and asked if I could help him with a speedometer problem in his wife's '94 Accord LX . It has 168K on it and has been a great vehicle for them and he feels strongly that it can go another 100k with no problem. He claims that the speedometer needle goes to 20 MPH and that's it, it just sits there and shakes. He's been told that there is NO CABLE on this model Accord with auto trans, and it must be the Vehicle Speed Sensor or something of this nature. I had a '78 Accord myself in the early 80's, and I remember my speedo doing all kinds of things and making such a racket once that I thought it was going to pop out of the dash! But that model had a cable and all I had to do was pull the cable out and coat it with lithium grease and that solved the problem. Now is it possible that it could be the VSS and could anyone tell me where I might look for it- I would think that it would be somewhere on the tranny. If they're gonna keep the car, they need the speedometer working correctly before it's next State Inspection here in Pa in August. I told him we'd get together next Saturday and see what we could find out. But I'd certainly appreciate any help anyone can give me on this. Thanks a bunch and may God Bless!!
#1723 of 1849 Re: 94 Accord LX Speedometer problem [omarr]
Jun 25, 2011 (4:42 pm)
Thank you omarr for your timely response to this problem. I will call my friend Mario and explain your fix to him and probably print out what you have written. I'm sure he's not gonna be too happy about it as this is quite a bit more work than he thought. I haven't been to the site you listed above yet, but is this a difficult repair? I took apart the instrument cluster on my Dodge Dakota last year to replace a tiny light bulb and I have to say that went smooth. I will tell him that it's the Combination Gauge and I guess we'll have to go from there. There's a local U Pull It salvage yard not far from us that may have that part we need. I'm wondering now what years this Combination Gauge will fit, or is this just something exclusive to the 94 Accord? Anyway, thanks so much for the info and I'll post later how it turned out.