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Honda Accord (1990-1993) Maintenance and Repair

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  • hi
    I read this from that TCM link:
    However, some PGM-FI problem will also make the D4 light in the gauge assembly blink. If there is a problem with the emission fuel control system the code will be retrieved from the check engine light. Repairing the emission fuel control system is first priority. After repairing the PGM-FI system, reset the A/T unit memory.

    I got code 43 (Check engine light) which points to fuel system supply issue. Will this be costly?
    thanks Jim
  • Hi all,

    My mechanic gave me a price of $200 to replace my power window motor regulator with a new one. At the same time I was thinking of replacing my Oxygen Sensor, catalytic converter, muffler,etc.

    Should I spend more $$$ even though my car is running ok
    Thanks
    Jim
  • ya know i own a 1990 accord ex and yes i have almost 300,000 miles on it, if you just keep up on well everything these cars will run for ever, i mean i guess it would have to be a personal choise, but honestly if you look at a new car now days, for a good car your looking at over 20g so yes i would do what it takes to fix the old car, and as for your $200 to replace the window regulator, i dont know where you live but in Spokane washington you can call a place called spalding auto and have them ship you a brand new regulator and everything for under $100, i recently had to do that myself on my driver side window and if worse came to worse if you can still here the motor wanting to move take a can of wd40 and spry the crap out of the regulator it could just be gummed up but just in case you do need the part or any other parts the number is 1-509-924-3300
    Blake
  • Yes the same happened to me and my window was all the way down, first i thought that it could be the motor ( those are spendy) so we took some WD40 to the regulator and bamm, some times there just so old that they collect grime so just check and see
    Blake
  • Thanks Blake

    I forgot to mention my odometer stopped at 130K when I first bought it, so my engine maybe up there in the 200K or more. It's running fine after a tuneup just a few weeks ago, so I thank God for a reliable car. It's just small things are falling apart like the window motor regulator, oxygen sensor, muffler, etc.

    Thanks
    jim
  • Hi again

    My ABS light stays on when driving. Will it be costly to get that fixed? Is it a brake sensor?

    Thanks
    Jim
  • astorastor Posts: 30
    Here's a good Independent Honda repair shop in Baltimore, MD
    Foreign Auto Experts, Inc.
    (Elkridge, MD)
    Mechanic(s): Brian, Steve 6350 S Hanover Rd. - #C ,Elkridge, MD 21075
    (410) 796-4418
  • Nothing is wrong with your brakes, so you can rest a little easier. An ABS pump going bad is fairly common on 1990-1997 Accords, and the fix is usually worth more than the car. $1,200-$1,800 from everything I've read here. If you're driving a 15+ year old car, its not worth putting that into it.
  • I have a 1990 Honda Accord with 200,000+ miles on it. Its ran perfectly, my fathers an auto mechanic and has made sure to keep it in the best condition possible.

    When I drive it, sometimes it will struggle to accelerate, sometimes now pushing over 30mph, or ever 10 mph, despite me pushing the pedal completely down. Other times it'll struggle to accelerate, but as I continue pushing it'll suddely jump and go full speed. It happens mostly on hills, but occasionlly on flat surfaces as well. It doesn't happen everytime, however, and the longer you drive it the more likely it is to do it.

    My dads changed the spark plugs, fuel filter, and the distributor. The problems still there. Does anyone have any other ideas? Thank you.
  • right now i have the same problem as of tonight my car is getting a new clutch and man its spendy, but thats besides the point we did a full tune up also that worked for about a day and then i had a mechanic run a code on the car and its saying that the engin temp censor is bad so i fixed that and no more problems so id try looking at any and all censors just because these are old cars
    Blake
  • Hey Blake

    My Accord EX 93 still has this problem and I was told it could be the TCM. I replaced TCM unit with a used Ebay bought part and the problem was resolved temporary. Can it be the engine temp sensor as you say? Is Oxygen sensor the same thing?

    Driving at this low speed just feels as if I'm doing major damage to my tranny. Will my tranny go out soon?

    Thanks
    Jim
  • Hello,
    I just registered today. I dont know if you still have the problem but there is a o ring behind the oil cooler that needs replaced. I just did my 93 accord (F22A6) with a 30mm deep well socket in a 1/2'' drive. I got mine from the local honda dealership for $2.00 I had to use hondabond (adhesive) to hold the o ring in place. You dont have to take the water lines off to do this repair. The nut requires 54ft lbs of torque with a torque wench. I hope this helps.

    Dave
  • I took my car to a dealership and they said it was the oxygen sensor and the spark plugs. I had my dad change them and he says my cars fixed. I havent driven it personally so Im not certain but it seems to have fixed my problem for the moment
  • My daughters accord occaisionally loses power when she steps on the brake. Any help would be apprciated.
  • When driving my car at 60 miles or better, you let the gas go and the car jurks. I do not know why. Also the car can go down to the first line of the rpm gauge when shifting from park to another gear. Are these events tied together or totally separate? The car has great power on the road and highway, but it feels as though it always starts to miss around 1500 rpms. Furthmore, the jurk only happens at 60 or greater when the gas is released. (the jurk happens as soon as the gas is released at 60 or greater.) Have a 93 honda accord dx
  • cybercoolcybercool Posts: 117
    Hi all,
    Recently I added about a quarter tank of gas to my empty tank and whiling driving I noticed my fuel guage needle would rise to over half the tank. The empty light goes on several times. I changed the fuel pump, gas filter changed two years ago. Is it a fuel pressure thing? What can cause this and how can I regain a true reading from here on?

    Thanks
    Cybercool
  • cybercoolcybercool Posts: 117
    hi all,
    Yesterday my passenger side power window decides not to work. It worked fine two days ago. I checked fuses under hood and they look ok. Are there other fuses I need to look for? Please help.

    Thanks
    Jim
  • cybercoolcybercool Posts: 117
    hi all,

    I went and tried new bulbs (correct ones) for my Cyclop stop light and it doesn't work.
    All my other lights work fine. Does the stop lights work on fuses?

    Please help
    Thanks
    Jim
  • cybercoolcybercool Posts: 117
    Hi all,

    My D4 light stopped blinking and now stays on constantly while driving causing the annoying slow driving. Will replacing the Oxygen senors and Catalitic converter solve the problem? I bought a used TCM box and that helped temporarily. Are all oxygen senors and catalitic converters the same?

    Please help thanks

    Jim
  • cybercoolcybercool Posts: 117
    Hi all,
    Will replacing the Oxygen sensors and muffler exhaust pipe fix the TCM blinking D4 dilema? My Honda AccordEX 93 is still driving in low gear with D4 light lit all the time even when put on reverse. I know gas is wasting away when driving like this as well as tranny damage.

    You help is appreciated

    Cybercool
  • I am having some problems getting my car to turn over; the engine cranks. belt move, getting gas from the fuel pump, no electrical shortages, but I noticed that the spark is very weak. I had a mechanic pretty much confirm what I had tested out already as fine but we tested out a new spark plug to see if I'm getting a spark, he couldn't see the spark, but I was able to see it, but it was very weak. Could this be related to the ignition coil or distributor? The bottom line, the engine cranks but doesn't want to turn over. My car was fine and this problem started a few days after I had changed my radiator.
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Will replacing the Oxygen sensors and muffler exhaust pipe fix the TCM blinking D4 dilema?

    No. I think you have another bad transmission computer. Your computer is operating in "fail safe" mode (stays in second gear). If the D4 light stays on constantly, the computer is bad. I remember that much from my 92 Accord service manual. If you were to take the panel off of the computer you would probably see dark spots on the circuit board. That would confirm it. Where did you get this computer from? Used?
  • I have a 1990 Accord DX AT with 188,000 but the motor has about 91,000. My problem is I have a normal and sport bottom on my gear shift. when riding in the normal mode the sport light on the dash will start blinking, but it still rides normal. does this sound like big problem and what do I need to do.
  • cybercoolcybercool Posts: 117
    Hi Elroy5

    I bought the TCM on Ebay for $55 and it worked great for a few weeks.
    I found out new will cost $369 or more.... OUCH!!!!

    What should I do? I dont want to drive in second gear always, thanks
    Jim
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    rchester

    Read this link. It has a wealth of information about the "S" light, among other things about common Accord problems. Good luck
    http://techauto.awardspace.com/transmission.html
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    cybercool

    Have you checked around at auto parts stores? Or searched online for refurbished computers. They can be fixed, but it's not something I could do.
  • I had my mechanic replace a TCM with a used one. The job cost me about $300.
    It probably could have been done for a much lower cost, but it was still worth it to me. I've had no further problem. Here's a site with a straight forward easy to understand explanation. When I first read it, I thought that I had written it.

    http://autorepair.about.com/library/faqs/bl853d.htm
  • clay99clay99 Posts: 1
    My daughter drove her accord about 15 miles right at the end of the trip it started to die on her then it wouldnt start. I jumped it it ran for another 15 miles then started to die then it surged to 1.5 rpm back to 0 up and down. Could it be the alternator. Please help soon. Stranded, Clay
  • i have two issues with my car and the both about a mont apart
    the first porblem is that when my car gets up to normal tempture its starts to idel funny the idel gauge goes up and down between the 1 and 2 markes, but this only happens when i put the car in park and neutral.

    and my second problem is my gas gauge dose not work it always shows that i have no gas

    any advice on what going on would be much help to me.
  • Is sounds like you might have to change the transmission fluid, becaues most honda up to i think 2000, dont have a transmission filter,
    it not hard to change the drain bolt is behind the paeeanger side front tire
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