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#27 of 114 Re: 1996 Passport intermittent throttle, idle, tranny,...]
May 20, 2008 (2:52 pm)
hey fellow sufferers. i want to like my 96 passport, but i just can't go on with this issue.
sounds like hondas & rodeos had issues with their grounds, and maybe some other connections. though i'm a mechanic, i hate chasing electrical problems up and around body panels or drivetrain. nightmare.
my car, which i haven't seen one like it here, loses a ground belonging to the THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR(wants to die and lope at anything less than 1000rpm), the IDLE AIR CONTROL SOLENOID(before i blocked it off, it would idle way too high,...1500-2500), and occasionally the TRANSMISSION ACCUMULATOR (thumps into 2nd gear).
my problems are specific to outside temperature. around 20-40 degrees F, as soon as the car warms up and takes sensor readings, it all goes screwy.
if i continue to drive awhile, it stops if ambient temperature is near the 40 deg range or higher. if it's colder, the problem goes on and on, even after sitting off for a while. also, however it runs when i shut it off, that's how it runs the next time i start it.
anyone found the faulty wire that does this??? crikey.
#28 of 114 Re: 1994 Honda Passport Fuel pump wiring problem? [mysticbuck]
Jul 10, 2008 (2:28 pm)
I had the same problem but mostley after I shut down. Turns out that the wiring to the pump corodes. There are two connections on mine, one at the tank (have to remove rear wheel to reach) and one running down the passanger side rail. You can reach or move the wires from the rear tire well. The connectors have a real corosion problem.
#29 of 114 Passport transmision in and out of gear
Jul 10, 2008 (2:36 pm)
I have a 97 passport 4 wheel drive, that whin I first start moving the transmission goes in and out of gear several times. I have been told that there is a relay or sensor somewhere that may be the cause. Does anyone know where such a sensor may be located or have any other clue as to what may cause this?
#30 of 114 Re: 98 passport electrical problem [jafettig]
Jul 19, 2008 (9:30 pm)
I had the same problem. I decided to change the battery, so I noted the battery terminals were in no good shape, so I changed both, and the problem was gone since that.. Note use a good battery terminals like copper or audio gold plated type
#31 of 114 SAME SAME SAME
Jul 22, 2008 (7:20 pm)
boy, it sure sounds like all of these issues are similar. so what if it's not always the same device that geeks. some of us have "this" on the fritz, others have "that".
it just sounds like the electrical system in general needs to be addressed. YOU SHOULD ALL KNOW THAT 12 VOLTS (or sometimes as little as 1/2 a volt) ISN'T MUCH POWER TO OVERCOME A BAD CONNECTION.
i'll list what i know (and what i''m going to fix):
1) the grounds on both sides of the motor that have a sorry little clip onto the engine or fender. these just tie the body to the motor. there's either 2 or 4.
2) the 3 relays, i think they're in the driver's kick panel. they're notorious for corroding. i'm going to clean them all up and jam vaseline (anti-oxidant) into the connections.
3) sounds like some of you need to look at other connections, like the fuel pump's which is accessed after removing a rear tire? or replacing the alternator?
SO, ANYONE KNOW OF ANY OTHER NAUGHTY ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS?
i'm going in, ...kevin
#32 of 114 Re: 1994 Honda Passport Fuel pump wiring problem? [retiredusn1]
Jul 26, 2008 (2:10 pm)
Im having that same problem now. i was wondering if you knew what those connections were called or how i can find them to purchase? the connection running down the passenger side looks good but the other connection the wire running to the back of it looks like it had been clipped a little and is showing the wire under the plastic covering. if i wiggle may may not turn on most of the time it dont. Now just stuck and frustrated and ready to set fire to the whole car itself. Can anyone help PLEASE.!!
#33 of 114 GENIUS,...PURE GENIUS
Jul 31, 2008 (1:19 pm)
problems solved. the wife is driving her passport again!
IT WAS THE GROUNDS. i replaced/fixed all the grounds in the engine compartment,...and....presto-fixo!
(2) grounds coming off either side of the engine, from valve cover to fender.
(1)ground from a fuse block to the fender on driver's side.
(2) going from battery to alternator and down to the passenger motor mount.
(2) connections going to the same ground on top of the intake manifold; front bolt; driver's side; out of a harness.
I REPLACED ALL OF THE SORRY CLIP STYLE CONNECTIONS. LOOP TERMINAL--WIRE--LOOP TERMINAL. NOTHING IN BETWEEN. I ALSO USED STAR WASHERS TO HELP KEEP GOOD CONTACT. AND VASELINE TO HELP SLOW CORROSION.
i just used a couple of electrical connection kits i have for general use on cars. i had to replace a couple of sections of wire that were'nt long enough after cutting the bad connections off (make sure you use the same gauge or bigger).
i think that's all. all of the WIERD STUFF went away. i still have a malfunctioning IAC(idle air control), but apparently that is a separate problem.
if i had to go under the chassis to fix wires, i'd probably solder the wires together. i'd do butt joints; press the clean exposed wires into each other like interlocking fingers, then solder. no stupid press in connections, cut them out. then tape, or use shrink tubing (don't forget to slide the shrink tube on BEFORE you solder!)
good luck gentlemen, kevin
#34 of 114 96 passport battery security alarm problem
Sep 03, 2008 (5:31 pm)
I just replaced the battery on my 96 passport and when i connected the battery terminal the alarm started to go off. I don't have the clicker and i need a way to cut off the alarm. I tried to find a fuse to pull to disable it and then connect the battery but i can't seem to find the correct one. If anyone has had this problem and knows what to do please let me now. Thanks.
#35 of 114 Question. Is this possibly a fuse problem?
Sep 24, 2008 (12:28 am)
When I went to turn my car on the brake, gas and battery light on my dashboard are lit. I have a half tank of gas, my parking break wasn't deployed and my battery is pretty new. Also my heater/ac won't work even on full blast. What could this be? Is it possibly just a fuse issue or is it shorted wires? Is there an easy way to test it if it is?
Oh, I have a '94 Honda Passport. Thanks.
#36 of 114 Re: Question. Is this possibly a fuse problem? [johnnyraygun]
Sep 24, 2008 (3:29 pm)
I had a similar problem and it turned out to be a bad ground. Standing straight in front with the hood up look back on the Firewall in the center. there is where the ground connections was on my 94. Replace the connectors and make sure this gizzmo is tight. It cured my problem, then I promptly sold it and bought me a new CRV, which is one of the best cars I ahve owned in years. By the way my 94 passport had 265000 miles on her and I still got $2000.000 for her.