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Honda Prelude 1992-1996

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I have had my 92 prelude for 2 weeks now and finding out what a beautiful car this is in and out. The engine is amazing and as 215,000 kms. It has a few issues.....but its worth the fix.

Here is a list of the problems.

-heat control is messed - wont switch to vent heat.

-few rattles

-leaky coolant line that runs to the water pump.

-worn front passenger lower ball joint

-worn drivers side CV AND AXLE.

-BROKEN LUG BOLT.

-SOME MINOR RUST- (I LIVE IN CANADA)

The engine is in amazing shape....I love this car. Does anyone else have anything to add?
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  • feeefeee Posts: 1
    :cry: Just put my '92 2.3 prelude through it's MOT and failed. Smoking badly after running for around 5 mins for emissions test... Going to replace oil and filter. Hope this solves problem, :confuse: any advice guys? 156,000 miles on the clock. ( cv boot split and 2 tyres aswell!) Just to say I love driving this car and would be interested in joining an owners club if there is one? I live in the UK. ;)
  • mickydanmickydan Posts: 1
    Hi all, iv had my prelude for 2weeks now.. silver sexy sleek machine!!
    Its everything you'd want in a car!! Stunning!!! Has everything.. respray the lot!!
    First question..
    Iv Got a vtec controller with my prelude, when i bought it, it wasnt connected but i was assured that this worked..
    i got home, connected it to the ECU and it lit up.. I tried turning my car over i got nothing.. Was just turning over.. WOULD NOT start.. so iv had to unplug that from the ECU and drive without it.. argh! help!! i wana have fun!! do i need to set it up??
    SECOND MOAN.. Car drives fine.. but it doesnt shift over 110mph.. it gets to there and thats it.. it feels like im taking my foot of the accelorator, im not.. its a [non-permissible content removed] import, could this have a limiter on it??
    THIRD MOAN... When accelorating through my gears.. it gives a very slight shudder.. Dunno what this is.. could it do with transmission fluid needing a change??
    Final Moan.. Sometimes i find it hard to engage reverse..sometimes it goes into reverse no problem.. other times its tight and u have to really force it out.. AND when doing 70+ and changing from 4th gear into fifth it grinds a little.. its fine if im doing 40 odd and change into fifth..
    hope you guys can help..
    :) THANKS :)
  • tg_357tg_357 Posts: 3
    i have a 95 prelude which for a while i have been having trouble maintaining pressure in my clutch., i would pump it for a minute and the pressure would return. But yesterday i was driving and the pedal droped to the floor, no pressure in the clutch and it was staying engaged. i tryed adding hydrolic fluid and puming the clutch some more to regaing pressure but when i started pumping the fluid fed into the line, gave me slight pressure and then bleed out onto the ground under my car.

    does anyone have any ideas as what my problem could be
  • i just got a 95 prelude and i need some help finding out where to check my transmition fluid i cant find it!
  • two problems:
    1) cruise control dead. no lights or indicators at all;
    have changed out module and main switch;
    all fuses good
    2) manual 5 speed transmission jumps out of 5th gear while driving after warm up of ten minutes or so.
  • tg_357tg_357 Posts: 3
    my 95 prelude is back firing and sputtering bad i just bought 70 dollars worth of spark plugs and wires and all it did was get worse does anyone have any ideas for me to look into any help would be appreciated
  • I'm about to purchase a cat back for my 92 prelude, i'm stuck between either the greddy sp2, and the Tanabe super medalion. which do you guys recommend? i want a nice sound, and good performance, both seem to fit that category.
  • onadronadr Posts: 2
    I bought the Greddy SP2 for my 90 300ZX, Very happy with it
    Good looks and a nice grown-up sound. (not a fart can)
  • onadronadr Posts: 2
    My Daughter needs a new Auto transmission for her 92 prelude SI.
    Any one know a good source?
  • CAN ANYONE HELP ...MY 4WS KEEPS TRYPING OUT I RESET IT BY TAKING A FUSE OUT AND PUTTING IT BACK IN BUT IT HAPPENS 3 TIMES A WEEK ALSO MY CRUISE CONTROL IS NOT WORKING NO LIGHTS COMING ON ....GOOD CAR THOUGH
  • for your problem number 1: the problem is the cable reel. You have to see if the band is broken, if it is, you know what you have to do, but if it is in good conditions check inb the book how you replace it, and be very careful, when getting the st.wheel out because you might break it. Good luck.
  • Make sure there isn't anything in your vaccum lines that are connected to your cruise contol box. There should me at least two of them. They could've even been disconnected. I have a 94'lude and took mine out. IDK if it ever worked but I did know about the lines and conections.
  • what's up how you doing? my name is kent i have a 92 5spd manual honda prelude it was doing the same thing that yours is. it could be 1 of 3 things, a fuel pump and fuel filter, your distributor cap, or the fuel regulator. just my luck it was all of the above i had them replaced and then it started to throw black smoke out the tailpipe so now its an exhaust problem so now i have to get that fixed but other than that it runs great no more sputtering stalling backfiring or dying out. hope you do not have as much bad luck as me.
  • what's up my name is kent i have a 92 5spd honda prelude the 4ws light goes on and off as well, i asked my mechanic if my car had four wheel steering he said he wasn't sure some mechanic huh can u tell me what it is thank you also check the fuses that in your engine my headlights were flickering off and on and the bulbs kept blowing out the problem were the fuses in the engine that was odd i've never seen that in any other vehicle most of the time there inside the car good luck thanks for your help
  • hey everyone i do not have an owners manual for my 92, 5spd manual transmission there's a 4ws light that appears in my dash cluster does this stand for four wheel steering if it does i would like to get it fixed where do i start i looked in the engine but found nothing implying a 4ws part the fuse box cover is to faded to read and i do not know what belongs to what but there all in working condition i would appreciate your feedback thanks
  • pat556pat556 Posts: 1
    I drove into a flooded street- The water came up to middle of car door{ I have a Honda prelude 1995- I didnot have a problin with my tranmission before- now its slippi ng. What do I need to do.
  • The heat/ac control in my first Prelude, an 84, didn't work eigher. When I followed it, I found out that all it was was that the cable that runs from the heater switch to the vent thingy were not connected. The cable had come unattached. I somply reattached it and it was all good ~ for a while.
  • I'm on my second Prelude and my son is on his first. EVERY ONE OF THE did the same thing when shifting into reverse. It's a Honda ~ or at least a Prelude ~ thing as far as I'm concerned. I never FORCED it into ANY gear. What I do is either shift back and forth into some other gears (1st to 2nd for example) first, then try shifting into reverse, which worked a lot of the time. If that didnot work, I simple put the car into reverse when the motor was off. No problem that way, EVER. A third suggestion is to pump the clutch in and out a few times, then try it.
  • wvludewvlude Posts: 1
    Hello. I have a 93 Prelude. She has a 94 engine that my cousin replaced about 2 years ago. One problem I am having is that during start up she climbs to about 3k rpm and while idling while she will rev up to about 2.5 and back down continuously. Unfortunately he has since moved away and I don't have the space nor honestly any idea how to work on her. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks.
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