Question about 1993 Honda Prelude
I just found out today that the vehicle I purchased and had believed to have looked over thoroughly enough has what I believe is a major problem. The front subframe on the driver's side is bent/warped due to most likely an unreported wreck. This bend or warp causes (if I'm not mistaken) the tow to be off by 6.8 degrees. I found this out when i took it to have a wheel alignment at a local shop that I highly trust and has come highly recommend from many people. They suggested then that I take it to a body shop and let them give it a go. My only problem now is that I worry that the shop will total it due to the year of the vehicle. Can anyone tell me anything different or new? I will most likely be taking my vehicle to the shop either late tomorrow or Wednesday morning, so an answer or solution would be most appreciated.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The speedometer works from a steel sheathed cable that is connected to the drive shat at the rear of the gearbox. The internal braided steel cable rotates inside the sheath connecting the drive shaft to the back of the speedometer. The cable sheath connects to the gearbox casing and the internal cable has a lug that engages with a rotating shaft in the gearbox. The cable connects in a similar way to the back of the speedometer. Your problem is likely to be associated with the cable. It can have become disconnected at either end or, more likely, the internal cable has broken.
Its easy to check out. Find where the cable come through the firewall between the passenger compartment and the engine compartment then follow it down to where it connects to the gearbox. Disconnect it and see if it is broken. Alternatively you can find where it connects to the back of the speedometer and disconnect it there. If it is broken the internal cable will come out of the sheath.
Replacing the cable is easy enough but requires some scrambling around under the dash.
Posted on Oct 10, 2008
It would be best to have the work carried out at a garage of your choice. A garage you have used before and trust to do a good job. Depending how long it takes to free the studs, will depend on the final price.
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
SOURCE: oil leak wont pass emmissions
Tune up will not stop oil leak. Find out where leak is and fix it. I never heard of oil leak being part of an inspection? Let me guess...You're in California?
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
SOURCE: i have a 2004 (bought
I recommend taking your vehicle to a shop (any shop) that use a Hunter tire balancer. These machines can detect all variables that affect ride quality by not only spinning the rim, but it uses a roller to inspect the tire itself for its "road force". They can also measure the rim while on the machine for run-out to detect for a bent rim. There can be times when a tire can be mounted to the wheel in a postion that promotes more vibration, but the hunter machines can check and show the correct location to minimize the feel to the driver. Here is a picture of the kind of balancer you want your vehicle serviced at. Please let me know how things work out.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
SOURCE: 2006 Honda Accord Rotor removal.
I've been working on Honda's like this for years, including my own, and there are two ways that you can get the screw out. The easiest/best way to do it is with an impact driver and the biggest phillips screwdriver bit you can find (sorry can't remember the number, I think #4 but not sure). Once you have the bit you are good to go and your impact wrench will do the work for you. If you don't have an impact wrench the other way I've learned to do it is by taking a small (12" section) of rebar and a mini sledge hammer and put the rebar directly on the screw (make sure it is straight) and hit it with the hammer. Make sure you hit the rebar and not the car or yourself. You are probably going to have to hit this really hard to break it loose (you can try penetrating oil, not WD-40, along with this method). After you beat the screws for a while, you are going to need the biggest phillps screwdrive you can find, again not sure what size, and you will be able to get this out. If you have started to strip the screws you need to be very careful and if you aren't sure you can get them out without stripping them I might take it to a mechanic and have them loosen them up for you. Let me know if you have any further questions. Thanks for using FixYa!
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
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