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Honda Accord (1994-1997) Maintenance and Repair

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 47,328

    That could be another problem entirely. Bearings need to be installed just right. I guess first thing you need to do is determine if it is the front wheel bearing that is the source of the squeal (a friend could listen as you back up or go forward)...and then deal with that problem...and then pull off the rear drums and look at the condition of the brakes.

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  • 9accord69accord6 Posts: 4
    I'm going to go ahead and have someone certified replace the front bearings and the master cylinder. Do you know if its possible to have the abs mod assembly disabled? It needs replacing as well, but the part is worth more than the car.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 47,328

    I don't think any repair shop would attempt to rebuild the ABS control unit, no. Your car should have the OBD-II diagnostic system, so the ABS module can be scanned for trouble codes.

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  • 9accord69accord6 Posts: 4
    Not rebuilt. Disabled totally. And maybe just use regular brakes
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 47,328
    edited May 2014

    yeah you could do that, but again, I'm not sure a shop would accept that liability. How do you know it's not working? Have you given the brakes a good slam to test the ABS? Remember, ABS won't work on surfaces like gravel.

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  • 1997 honda accord, speedometer works when it wants to. already replaced the speed sensor. any other ideas on what it can be?

  • jhrostjhrost Posts: 36

    It's been a while since I've had a problem requiring forum help, and the layout looks a bit different since last time, but hopefully this is still the right forum to seek advice in.

    Anyway, my 1995 Accord LX 4-door which I purchased new in October of 1994 has a curious problem - a couple of days ago the instrument panel "brake light" warning came on. Sure enough, on checking it out the passenger-side light was not working, though the driver side and rear window ones were. Since all these are on the same fuse according to my manual, but 2 of the 3 are working, it appeared a slam-dunk that this was a case of a burned out-bulb.

    Accordingly, I went to the parts store and purchased a 2-pack of bulbs (the thinking I guess is that if you have a burn-out of one bulb, the other is probably not too long for the world either). I replaced both bulbs and expected that everything would be honky-dory, but unfortunately the passenger-side brake light still doesn't work.

    The emergency flashers, which are on a different fuse but use the same bulbs, do work. Ergo, the bulb is not the problem after all. But then, what is causing the brake light on that side to not work?? I'm not particularly knowledgeable about electrical circuits, but I would think that if the wiring to the bulb were somehow compromised, it would blow the fuse and none of the 3 brake lights would work.

    Any insight into or help with this problem would be much appreciated.

  • jhrostjhrost Posts: 36

    I think I misspoke about the emergency flashers using the same bulb - I think that it's the rear taillights that use the same bulb. When you turn on the headlights the rear taillight on the passenger side does come on, but the same bulb doesn't light when you depress the brakes without the headlights turned on.

  • jhrostjhrost Posts: 36

    Actually, now I'm thinking I may have just replaced the wrong bulbs, lol. On taking a closer look, there are 3 bulbs back there, and one that I didn't replace looks kind of cloudy ...ach, what a stupid I am! Sorry to subject my dumbness onto the forum.

  • jhrostjhrost Posts: 36
    Hmm ... not sure what to make of the fact that my August 2014 post was the last one in this forum. Either no one owns a 94-97 Accord anymore or they've become problem free. In any case, I do have a problem about which I would appreciate any advice.

    The car is a 95 LX 4-door purchased new by me in October of 1994. It has about 185,000 miles on it. Recently the odometer has stopped working properly - both the trip odometer and the one that records overall mileage.

    They both stop at 99. I can reset the trip odometer at that point back to 0. Still, neither will move at that point, but if I press the reset button another zillion times or so they will both eventually start working again, for another 99 miles. It hasn't happened, yet anyway, that they would start working again on their own without my doing anything to the reset button

    I am assuming from the fact that several minutes of hitting the reset is what seems to get them going again, that the problem lies with the Trip odometer, not the overall odometer. That is, once the Trip odometer gets going again, the regular odometer starts moving as well. And when the trip odometer hits 100 again, they both stop. I can't be entirely sure of this theory however, as both of them, coincidentally reach the (just shy of) 100 mark together, but I think the trip odometer is the problem.

    If this analysis is correct (or even if it isn't) does anyone have an insight into what I need to do to fix the problem? I'm thinking that perhaps something (dirt, whatever), might be jamming the mechanism of the trip odometer, preventing it from getting past 100, which then, because of some interconnection, will stop the overall odometer as well.

    Since I only use this car around town, I don't really need the trip odometer. So I'm thinking that if that could just be disabled or disconnected somehow from the regular odometer, such that the latter continues to run and make it past the 100 hump, that would be an acceptable solution as well.

    I'm assuming that I'll have to remove the panel to get at the mechanism involved.

    Thanks for any advice anyone would care to offer.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 47,328
    edited January 18
    You might check the #1 fuse for corrosion or looseness and also the wiring connector to the Vehicle Speed Sensor....or the sensor could be going bad. If it's not the sensor or the fuse or the wiring, then the speedometer head needs to be rebuilt.

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