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Acura Integra - (All years/styles)



  • I have that same problem with my 92 Acura Integra GS, does the water get to the backseat floor board? I have water that recent came thru the rear lights and started to smoke tonight.. What did you do to solve your leak? HOw did you figure out it was the seal? I too changed the cowl panel thinking it was it.

  • I replaced the rear lights with ones from Ebay, left a nice size gap. It rained tonight and water poured right in there and it started smoking..the new lens I believe are damaged from the smoke. I just came across this forum tonight after everything is said and done..My ride is pretty decked out..but I think it's time to let go (after putting my heart and soul into it). Thanks for the tip though.

  • Thanks! I will definately try that....
  • Out of curiousity, what does one recommend when rebuilding or replacing a Non-Vtec B18 motor? I would like to gain more horses, etc...but dont know about any available options or where to start. I was thinking of maybe somehow finding a Vtec and rebuild that. If an 3.2 TL motor could fit I would luv that!!! Any suggestions? :confuse:
  • Ok, well I found leak to be where MMYK said it would be - upfront under the windshield cowl panel (Vent panel seals). The link he provided was great. I havent seal anything up yet. I'll wait for next week, I will check with the Acura dealer for the rubber seals and I may add some silicone to further seal it. :sick:
  • Well i did replace the clutch.....wasnt too bad...not something i would enjoy doing over an seems though that when the car runs for a period if time it will do the slippage thing again...turn it off let it cool..start it again no problem...bled the hyd fluid....cant adjust the clutch pedal what gives??
  • mmyk72mmyk72 Posts: 67
    Glad to know the info on the link helped. Just curious, how hard was it to remove the cowl panel? Anything tricky about it?

    I'd love to fix it too, although not until spring since it is frigid here in the NE.
  • My '94 integra RS (174k miles) has started to run real cold. The temp gauge has always read low, but now it barely creeps above the "C". I am not a car guy, but I am guessing I need a thermostat - true? Or any other suggestions?

    It has a newer (2.5 year old) radiator
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,726
    You got it - new thermostat needed. :-)

    2014 Mini Cooper (stick shift of course), 2016 Camry hybrid, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (keeping the stick alive)

  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,726
    A slipping clutch is not the hydraulics, it is the throw-out bearing on the clutch itself. Did you replace that, or just the disc?

    2014 Mini Cooper (stick shift of course), 2016 Camry hybrid, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (keeping the stick alive)

  • 90gs90gs Posts: 107
    Hahah!! You're thinking just like I was about 2 years ago!! yes you can put a TL motor in your car but the cost to do such a project and the loss of your handling and reliability is at stake. You put a motor like that in our car and you've got be an engineer to make all the components work or know someone that can do it and either way it costs you too much time & money. I was talking to this guy (engineer) that put an S2000 motor in a 91 hatch like ours. He reinforced the rear axle (he had to switch to RWD) and when it was done he was smoking skylines off the line. He couldn't hang a turn for anything b/c he had so much weight on the front but it was an amazing drag car. I think he said he spent around $8-9,000 putting it together and he did all the work (i think he invested over 200 hours creating the beast). If you just want better speed/performance stick to a newer B-series engine (B18c or B18c1 or 5) or if you've got the money and a handy mechanic/engineer than put a K-series motor in there (RSX/TSX) you'll have to convert to 5-lug and expect to spend over $7,000 just on parts but you would have a one of a kind monster.

    Word of advise: It can be done. A lot of people on these forums will shoot you down and tell you to just buy a new car or do an easier swap. I have a lot of respect for people that try new things though. When you think about it though... A 2003 K-series motor in our car might cost a total around $12,000-14,000 and 2-6months to complete but when you're done you spent less than a new RSX and it's a lot faster b/c it weighs less and you've got a car worthy of a lot more attention than a hopped up RSX. Keep dreaming big man. keep me posted.
  • I have the same problem. I take it to a mechanic on Friday to see if they can figure anything out...Let me know if you find anything out.

  • Hello everyone! I bought my 2001 Integra SE in July '05 and absolutely love her. She is completely stock from factory aside from chrome Eurolite Alteeza tail lamps, and soon I am going to replace the amber bumber blinkers with clear ones. Currently I am looking into cosmetic changes before I get into the big-buck modifications under the hood, however that is a topic for another day so I'll just stay on target. ;)

    I'm going to shop around town for a good professional window tinter, however right now I'm a little stuck on the type of tint. I plan to get all windows tinted except the windshield (maybe, we'll see), however I already have tinted rear side windows as well as the hatchback. Currently it is a very deep purple tint, which I like, but I think I am looking for a change.

    Anyway, to the details. :P My Integra is black, and the current tint looks great. I'm either getting a matched tint in the side windows, or I'll get the tint removed and completely change it all. I was thinking of maybe silver, as it would match my tail lamps, however I've looked on the internet for pictures of silver-tinted Integras and cannot find any results for comparisson.

    Has anyone seen a black Integra with silver-tinted windows? Did it look alright, in your opinion? If anyone has any pictures they can link me to, that would be much appreciated. Either way, sorry for the semi-long post on such a mundane subject, however this is important to me and I thought this would be a good place for some feedback.
  • mmyk72mmyk72 Posts: 67
    The tint on my rear window has been bubbling, so I asked to see if the shops that puts on the tinting can take it off. The ones I call have said No, the only way is to replace the whole glass..... Given what you said, how are you planning on removing the tint?

    I've seen silver tints before in other cars. Any slight scratch on the tint will be real easy to notice...Also, I think some state law says you can only tint the top few inches of the front windshield.
  • 90gs90gs Posts: 107
    Any pro. tint place can take off the old tint if it's not Mercedez (lt. blue) or some of the older toyotas (yellow), and others. Those mentioned are glass that have been treated... the big prob. w/ our cars (if it's a hatch) is that you really can't remove the hatch tint w/out losing the rear defogger. I currently have all windows tinted the same color and it looks really good.

    No silver tint on black cars will make your car look about $1,000 cheaper and looks really nasty... same with those black/silver blends. If you wanna have a little more shine use the "high performance" tint like I did. It's got a reflective quality to it and it's much stronger and comes out better than regular tint.

    For gosh sakes though... lose the Altezza's!!! And whats up with the clear lenses!?!?!? :confuse:
  • 90gs90gs Posts: 107
    This is how my tint came out.

  • I thought about the tint today while at work, and I do not think I am going with the silver anymore. The deep purple looks really good, so why ruin a good thing, right? Anyway, I've decided I will get my side windows tinted with the same colour, and I might get a strip along the top of my windshield. Still unsure of that one right now, though.

    I've also done some looking around and I've decided to get some halo headlights as well. Hopefully I can find some with a blue LED halo, as I think that will look best with my car.

    I'll post a few pictures of my car and what it looks like now tomorrow, and hopefully I'll be getting the tint done tomorrow as well so I'll have some after shots too.

    As for the Eurolites, I love them. I think it really looks good on a black Integra, but I may be in the minority with that one. Still really hoping to get the clear bumper blinkers though. ;)

    Thanks for your feedback guys!
  • What all should i get for my car i want to add horsepower and i want it to look good? also when i bought it it was shaking when i would stop the car and it has gotten way worse i dont know whats wrong with the car if so could ya let me know.

  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,726
    When you stop? Does it continue to shake, or does it settle down after a minute?

    2014 Mini Cooper (stick shift of course), 2016 Camry hybrid, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (keeping the stick alive)

  • I bought my 1997 Integra in July. I had to replace the battery and with that my radio/cd player (stock) was disconected. I need the error code to hook it back up. The code should be in my owners manual but sadly, I never got one. I've been told the only way to find the code is to either take out the deck and find the reference code on the back and from there call it into Acura and obtain the code that way OR apparently you can look under the hood fuse box lid...and it's suppoused to be there. (It's not.) I eventually plan on putting a system into my Teg but not for a while, I want to have some body work done first. My question is, is taking the deck out the only way to get the code? And if so, I've heard horror stories about taking the cd player out...true or false...?
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,726
    you can go to the dealership, prove you own the car, and they will look it up for you, as long as it is the original stereo installed in the car. I can't imagine they would charge you to do that, although I wouldn't say it was impossible either.

    2014 Mini Cooper (stick shift of course), 2016 Camry hybrid, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (keeping the stick alive)

  • mmyk72mmyk72 Posts: 67
    My OEM radio unit turns on fine, but after a few seconds, there would be no sound (or sometimes, no sound at all after turning on the radio).

    I tried to play a cassette, and the same thing happens, so it isn't just the radio. I want to take the unit out to see if the plug in the back is loose. Or to just change to a new unit altogether. Does anyone know how to take the radio out? Do I have to remove all the front panel cover?
  • It is time to part with my loyal 94 LS Integra which has never stranded me except for flats. I need a slightly larger car, probably a wagon, to haul my toddler in. But everytime I try a new car it is never as nice as my Integra. I am looking for a similar ride and decent mileage as well as some luxury. I also want a reliable vehicle and don't want a big SUV. I know I can't get the same ride in a wagon, but I would like something close. Any suggestions? I did like the new Maxda 5 crossover but it does not have enough upgrades.
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,726
    I would check out the new Mazda3 hatchback, unless it would just be too small for your current needs. It will seat two adults comfortably in the back, or two child seats if need be. It has better handling than the Integra, it will be a little faster than your '94, fairly easy (high 20s combined mpg) on gas, and a decent list of upgrade features. It is a lot of fun, and I almost bought one (bought an RSX instead) when I replaced my old Integra.

    2014 Mini Cooper (stick shift of course), 2016 Camry hybrid, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (keeping the stick alive)

  • mmyk72mmyk72 Posts: 67
    My 94 Integra is now at 80K. It's been 30K since the last transmission fluid change. Wondering what is the avg price for this at local shops and at the dealership?

    Is a 'flush' necessary, or should it be just a drain & fill.
  • 90gs90gs Posts: 107
    If you're car shakes every time you brake my guess is your rotors are done. You can try to resurface them if they're not too eaten up... otherwise you should just upgrade/replace them.

    If your car is a manual and you dont want to be constantly resurfacing your rotos I recommend NOT braking in neutral. Yes, you heard me :D . Just leave your car in gear when you're braking and than don't pop the clutch in until you're about to stall out. I'v had so many friends that dont know how to drive and refuse to take my advice and suffer a similar fate as your shaking car.
  • Thanks, bdog for the suggestion. I'll give it a look. I guess I am a little concerned about staying small b/c of the saftey factor, but not so concerned that I want a big gas guzzler. I feel that the handling of my Integra & especially its fast braking has saved me from several accidents.
  • The only thing I dint do was have the flywheel machined..looked good..Im thinking now Im taking it all apart again....and have the flywheel resurfaced....It seems to be 'slipping' more freqeuntly....damn it...
  • Hi all. Can someone please help? I have a 98 Integra GS-R, and it has run excellent without problems and I do the routine maintenance work on it. The other day, I was driving on the freeway about 70-80mph, when the car just shut down completely. The tach and speedometer just went down and the car shut down, basically leaving me crusing in neutral as you would if you just let the parking brake off while parked and cruised in neutral down a hill. When the car shut down, the radio stayed operational, but NONE of the lights on the dash came on. I tried to start the car three times to no avail. Each time, the car cranked very well, but would not ignite. After waiting a minute, the car finally started and I drove off and haven't had the problem since. Soon after, I had the battery and alternator checked, and those both checked out very good. I asked around and was told possibly the fuel relay, distributor or ignition coil. Does anyone have any idea what could have happened? Or yet, can anyone speak from experience? Thanks for reading and thanks for your help!
  • No, it shakes when the car is stopped, like at a red light or something. it has been shaking even worse and it hasnt been runing right lately have any cluse on what it could be? Also when it gets cold out the keys get stuck in the ignition of the car do you know what that could be from?
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