1993 Honda Accord (Engine Light Problem)

1993 Honda Accord (Engine Light Problem)

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Since: Jun 07

Monticello, NY

#1 Jun 3, 2007
i start my car sumtimes the check engine light dosent come on sometimes it dose if it dose its like a revlimiter at 3500rpm's and if it doesnt its runs perfect all the way up to 7000rpm's id like to know if there is some way to unhook the saftey so even if the check engine light comes on it will still rev up past 3500rpm's or just find out how to fix it
shawn

Fresno, CA

#2 Jun 19, 2007
have you checked to see what code you are getting there should be under the glove box by the passenger side door a little blue fuse to check the engine light code u need to make a connection with 2 wires (i use a paper clip) and then ur check engine light will start flashing long flashing are counts of 10 and short flashes are counts of 1 get the code then ask a mech to check what the code means.
Sheldon Ellis

United States

#3 Jun 21, 2007
Car will start and cut back off,but have 2 wait a few minutes and it will crank and run.It,s a 92 honda accord LX been doing it for a while.
Sunshine

Plattsburgh, NY

#4 Jul 2, 2008
I have a 1993 Honda accord 2.2 fI--(216k) which runs great most of the time. However, sometimes when I start the car and drive 1/2 mile to the post office and shut it down-- not warmed up. It fails to restart-- until i wait about 2-3 minutes.. Then it starts up and all is well. I was wondering what was the most likely cause of this behavior? While it does not do this every time, when it does-- this behavior does repeat-- it has never left me hanging for more than 10 minutes... so far.. thanks
Titus

Lawrence, KS

#5 Nov 18, 2008
I have a 1993 Accord F22A and when I start it from cold the check engine light comes on after about 10-20 seconds, and my idle speed will not drop before 2k rpms. I kill it and immediately start it back up and the light stays off and the idle speed is normal. Any explanation?
Thomas Wolfeboro NH

Gilmanton, NH

#6 May 4, 2009
I have a 1993 Honda Accord LX. The car will run fine then the check engine light will come on and I have a loss of power. I I shut off the key on and off real quick it will go away and power restored. Sometimes I can drive for hours on the interstate without any problem, slow down and the light comes on. Please can you help me.
Jastinne Mcewens

Philippines

#7 Jun 18, 2009
Sheldon Ellis wrote:
Car will start and cut back off,but have 2 wait a few minutes and it will crank and run.It,s a 92 [url=www.thepartsbin.com/honda -accord-parts.html]honda accord parts[/url]LX been doing it for a while.
Maybe there's a problem with the intermittent ignition or with the sensors. Try checking up on those two.Hope this would help.
mandobrit

Calgary, Canada

#8 Dec 21, 2009
Sunshine wrote:
I have a 1993 Honda accord 2.2 fI--(216k) which runs great most of the time. However, sometimes when I start the car and drive 1/2 mile to the post office and shut it down-- not warmed up. It fails to restart-- until i wait about 2-3 minutes.. Then it starts up and all is well. I was wondering what was the most likely cause of this behavior? While it does not do this every time, when it does-- this behavior does repeat-- it has never left me hanging for more than 10 minutes... so far.. thanks
I had the same problem and it turned out to be the Main Relay. Bought a part from NAPA and it fixed the problem. Hope this helps
Driveway Mechanic

Utica, KY

#9 Apr 10, 2010
I havea 1993 Honda Accord with 2.2 4 cyl. When i start car ck engine light comes on and goes out just like it is supposed to but, after i start driving sometimes it takes a couple min. sometimes 15 min. ck. engine light pops on and stays on until i turn car off start it up light will go off. I have no loss of power or anything else light just pops on car still runs great could somebody shed some light on subject please thanks.
Paige Mitchell

Salem, AL

#12 Aug 31, 2011
i'v got a 93 accord se. when i drive it it drags and loses power like there is a fuel pump failure. However, after driving like a mile, the engine check light comes on and then power is restore like there was never a fault. I have had it worked on twice. First time replaced distributor cap, rotor, valve cover, gasket, wire set, fuel filter, ngk plugs first time. Drove mile down road and check engine light came on again and same problem. Second time scan ecm system test and replace 02 sensor service throttle body and replaced pvc valve. Ran fine for 2 months now check engine light is on again. Took it back to second place they put on scanner and check it out and says it's not finding any problem. When they drive it they say it's not losing power? The car is losing power worse than ever before. Help?
Steve

United States

#13 Sep 13, 2011
felix m wrote:
i'v got a 93 accord lx. Just recently when i drive, it drags and loses power like there is a fuel pump failure. However, after driving like a mile, the engine check light comes on and then power is restore like there was never a fault. This goes on until i turn off the car. Can i get help pls.
I'm having the same problem with my honda and I'm wonder did you ever found out what was wrong. If you did please email me at [email protected] Thanks!
Terry H

Orlando, FL

#14 Sep 24, 2011
Paige Mitchell wrote:
i'v got a 93 accord se. when i drive it it drags and loses power like there is a fuel pump failure. However, after driving like a mile, the engine check light comes on and then power is restore like there was never a fault. I have had it worked on twice. First time replaced distributor cap, rotor, valve cover, gasket, wire set, fuel filter, ngk plugs first time. Drove mile down road and check engine light came on again and same problem. Second time scan ecm system test and replace 02 sensor service throttle body and replaced pvc valve. Ran fine for 2 months now check engine light is on again. Took it back to second place they put on scanner and check it out and says it's not finding any problem. When they drive it they say it's not losing power? The car is losing power worse than ever before. Help?
I've had a similar problem on my 89 Pathfinder. The problem turned out to be the Mass Air Flow sensor. This sensor is on the throttle body. Your local parts store sells a specific cleaner for MAF sensors that doesn't leave a film. In addition to the sensor itself, find the electrical connector, separate it and clean the contacts. This is one of the primary sensors the ECU uses to control the fuel injection. One of the most over looked problems these old cars experience is corroded electrical connectors. Take a bit of time, separate them, polish them up, spray on some contact cleaner and protector, and you'll be amazed at the improved performance. Hope this helps.
Terry
Robert Martin

Fredericksburg, VA

#15 Jun 30, 2012
Driveway Mechanic wrote:
I havea 1993 Honda Accord with 2.2 4 cyl. When i start car ck engine light comes on and goes out just like it is supposed to but, after i start driving sometimes it takes a couple min. sometimes 15 min. ck. engine light pops on and stays on until i turn car off start it up light will go off. I have no loss of power or anything else light just pops on car still runs great could somebody shed some light on subject please thanks.
I have the exact same issue. It started about 30,000 miles ago (my car has 209K miles) and seemed to progressively become more frequent. I verified the CEL codes and it was listed as the EGR system. So I replaced the EGR valve for about $120.00. That did not fix it. I did a bunch of research and discovered that the EGR ports on the manifold may be clogged. After months of going back and forth on whether or not to attempt the repair, I bit the bullet today. I got the various parts from the dealer (about $25.00 total) and watched a few youtube videos on how to do it. It really wasn't that hard.

After all is said and done, my CEL still comes on and I made sure the EGR ports were clean. I used a wire brush, Carb Cleaner and an air compressor to make sure there was good air flow between the egr ports etc.. I replaced the EGR plugs and still the light comes on. Oh well, like you mentioned, the car runs fine it is just an annoying light. I can live with that.
new to u

Madison, GA

#16 Oct 6, 2012
Paige Mitchell wrote:
i'v got a 93 accord se. when i drive it it drags and loses power like there is a fuel pump failure. However, after driving like a mile, the engine check light comes on and then power is restore like there was never a fault. I have had it worked on twice. First time replaced distributor cap, rotor, valve cover, gasket, wire set, fuel filter, ngk plugs first time. Drove mile down road and check engine light came on again and same problem. Second time scan ecm system test and replace 02 sensor service throttle body and replaced pvc valve. Ran fine for 2 months now check engine light is on again. Took it back to second place they put on scanner and check it out and says it's not finding any problem. When they drive it they say it's not losing power? The car is losing power worse than ever before. Help?
you need to replace your spark plug wires
new to u

Madison, GA

#17 Oct 6, 2012
Sunshine wrote:
I have a 1993 Honda accord 2.2 fI--(216k) which runs great most of the time. However, sometimes when I start the car and drive 1/2 mile to the post office and shut it down-- not warmed up. It fails to restart-- until i wait about 2-3 minutes.. Then it starts up and all is well. I was wondering what was the most likely cause of this behavior? While it does not do this every time, when it does-- this behavior does repeat-- it has never left me hanging for more than 10 minutes... so far.. thanks
try a mew fuel filter
Eileen T

Sonoma, CA

#18 Jun 1, 2013
I have a Honda Accord EX 1993 (273k). I had my car engine die, when I was at a stop sign. After 20 secs, I was able to start the car again. The next day, I went to the park. Was there 1-hr, and my car wouldn't start. As I waited for a jump, 45 minutes past and I tried starting my car. It started. The next day, I took it to my mechanic.
My mechanic thought it was the fuel pump module so he changed it, but my car died the next day, after I drove 6 blocks. I was able to start it right away though.
I typically have my air conditioner, so I thought that this was causing major hardache for my engine.
The rest of the day, I didn't use my air conditioner and did not have problems with my car starting or dying on me.
Today, after driving 0.7 miles, my car engine light came on. I put my emergency lights on, and put my breaks on. After breaking, the engine died.
I put the car in park and started the car again. Drove for 6 blocks and the engine light came on again, so I pulled over, and the engine died.
I was able to start the car again and drive 6-blocks reaching my destination. I parked my car. I had my car towed home, as I didn't want to risk getting into an accident. Anyone know what would cause this to happen? Again, replacing the fuel pump module didn't help.
liner

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Jun 3, 2013
Eileen T wrote:
I have a Honda Accord EX 1993 (273k). I had my car engine die, when I was at a stop sign. After 20 secs, I was able to start the car again. The next day, I went to the park. Was there 1-hr, and my car wouldn't start. As I waited for a jump, 45 minutes past and I tried starting my car. It started. The next day, I took it to my mechanic.
My mechanic thought it was the fuel pump module so he changed it, but my car died the next day, after I drove 6 blocks. I was able to start it right away though.
I typically have my air conditioner, so I thought that this was causing major hardache for my engine.
The rest of the day, I didn't use my air conditioner and did not have problems with my car starting or dying on me.
Today, after driving 0.7 miles, my car engine light came on. I put my emergency lights on, and put my breaks on. After breaking, the engine died.
I put the car in park and started the car again. Drove for 6 blocks and the engine light came on again, so I pulled over, and the engine died.
I was able to start the car again and drive 6-blocks reaching my destination. I parked my car. I had my car towed home, as I didn't want to risk getting into an accident. Anyone know what would cause this to happen? Again, replacing the fuel pump module didn't help.
If the engine light is still on, that would be a clue as to what's wrong. Your car has OBD1, but the code can still be read with a compatible reader. Also, don't let anyone just change out things because they think it's bad. Unless they're doing it for nothing!
You say you waited for a jump, which means it wouldn't turn over. Have you had the battery load-tested? Doesn't matter how old or new the battery is, it can go bad at any time. Good luck with your problem.
Eileen T

Sonoma, CA

#20 Jun 4, 2013
liner wrote:
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If the engine light is still on, that would be a clue as to what's wrong. Your car has OBD1, but the code can still be read with a compatible reader. Also, don't let anyone just change out things because they think it's bad. Unless they're doing it for nothing!
You say you waited for a jump, which means it wouldn't turn over. Have you had the battery load-tested? Doesn't matter how old or new the battery is, it can go bad at any time. Good luck with your problem.
I waited for a jump, but before the guy showed up, I tried to start my car after 45 minutes, and it started..

My mechanic is trustworthy and honest. He doesn't suggest changes, unless you really need it, otherwise he'll say, "Don't bother with it, it won't hurt your car."

I brought my car back into the shop. My mechanic called the next. He said that the fuel pump module that he got from Honda was actually bad. Apparently, someone at Honda put a non-functional module back on the shelf, when someone else returned it. He drove it home last night and said there are no more problems.

Here's the maintanance recap for my Honda Accord Ex 1993

8/2011- 257,645- changed distributer
6/2012- 264,657 - changed alternator
7/2012 - 263,716 - changed back breaks
9/2012- 265,539 - left and right boot axles replaced
5/2013- 272,014 - changed fuel pump module
6/2013- 272,060 - changed timing belt

last timing belt was installed 91,000 miles ago.

I get oil changes every 3,100 miles.
liner

Brooklyn, NY

#21 Jun 6, 2013
Eileen T wrote:
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I waited for a jump, but before the guy showed up, I tried to start my car after 45 minutes, and it started..
My mechanic is trustworthy and honest. He doesn't suggest changes, unless you really need it, otherwise he'll say, "Don't bother with it, it won't hurt your car."
I brought my car back into the shop. My mechanic called the next. He said that the fuel pump module that he got from Honda was actually bad. Apparently, someone at Honda put a non-functional module back on the shelf, when someone else returned it. He drove it home last night and said there are no more problems.
Here's the maintanance recap for my Honda Accord Ex 1993
8/2011- 257,645- changed distributer
6/2012- 264,657 - changed alternator
7/2012 - 263,716 - changed back breaks
9/2012- 265,539 - left and right boot axles replaced
5/2013- 272,014 - changed fuel pump module
6/2013- 272,060 - changed timing belt
last timing belt was installed 91,000 miles ago.
I get oil changes every 3,100 miles.
Hopefully that will do it! Your maintenance list doesn't seem too bad for a car with your mileage. Keep changing your oil and don't forget drain-and-refill on the coolant and transmission fluid every 24K or two years or so. DON'T listen to anyone wanting to do a flush on either coolant or trans fluid. Causes more problems than it fixes in older, high mileage cars, IMO.
Eileen T

Sonoma, CA

#22 Jun 6, 2013
Eileen T wrote:
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I waited for a jump, but before the guy showed up, I tried to start my car after 45 minutes, and it started..
My mechanic is trustworthy and honest. He doesn't suggest changes, unless you really need it, otherwise he'll say, "Don't bother with it, it won't hurt your car."
I brought my car back into the shop. My mechanic called the next. He said that the fuel pump module that he got from Honda was actually bad. Apparently, someone at Honda put a non-functional module back on the shelf, when someone else returned it. He drove it home last night and said there are no more problems.
Here's the maintanance recap for my Honda Accord Ex 1993
8/2011- 257,645- changed distributer
Updated> 7/2012 > 264,657 - changed alternator
7/2012 - 263,716 - changed back breaks
9/2012- 265,539 - left and right boot axles replaced
5/2013- 272,014 - changed fuel pump module
6/2013- 272,060 - changed timing belt
last timing belt was installed 91,000 mile
s ago.
6/2013 - 272,060 - changed fan

I get oil changes every 3,100 miles.
Sorry, my Alternator was changed 7/13/12 @ 264,657

I have been driving my car for 2-days with no problems now that I actually have a new fuel pump module.

I had to replace by fan, because it was about to break, and my mechanic said that could damage my radiator, if it does break.

Thanks for the advice on the coolant and transmission fluid!

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