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go to a local junk yard and pull the computers and the complte wiring harness out of a car with a vtec, your old computer will not work with that engine you need to replace all the electrical wiring harnesses

Honda Prelude... | Answered on Mar 26, 2012

If you are carburator or fuel injection you should have a tach meter hopefully it works. Crank the engine does the tach slighty move this small movement tell us if you have spark. You state no spark at coil 3 item that wont allow spark to happen the magnetic pick up the ignitor and the coil itself.Or even the distributor cap itself. 2 main failure for no spark is the ignitor itself. and the magnetic pick up2_23_2012_6_54_27_am.gif

Honda Prelude... | Answered on Feb 23, 2012

Hi Dariux!
Go to http://www.autohausaz.com/honda-auto-parts/honda-vehicle-identification-numbers.html for an excellent explanantion and decipering of Honda VIN numbers.
Hope this helps, and don't forget to rate my response!

Honda Prelude... | Answered on Jan 25, 2012

Worn spark plugs, a defective coolant temperature sensor, or a defective auxiliary air valve [aka fast idle thermo valve] would be the first items to check.

Honda Prelude... | Answered on Nov 17, 2011

Go to autozone.com and register. It is free, and after you do it, they ask you about your cars. Once you enter a vehicle into your "garage", you get to access an online repair manual for free. You can view diagrams and even print articles. They are not the most complete manuals i have ever seen (go with Haynes for that), but they are very good and completely free of charge. You are unlikely to get a better manual for free!

i hope this helps

Honda Prelude... | Answered on Oct 26, 2011

On the 85 model the speedometer and odometer are driven by a cable. This cable must have broken and will need replaced. Check the speedo cable where it connects to both the speed sensor and the back of the gauge cluster to make sure that the little prongs on the end of the speedo cable are fitting into the matching holes on each end of the connection. sometimes it slips out and loses its connection causing the gauges to go dead. Last but not least if the cable is good the the instrument cluster will need replaced. The VSS or speed sensor is on the transmission, the cable connets to this and to the gauges. If it were me I would get a new sensor and new cables which is cheaper than having a mechanic work on this, if the issue is not fixed then the guages must be replaced and these can be found at salvage yards or on the net as many years are interchangable.

Honda Prelude... | Answered on Sep 28, 2011


Accessing that hose is a bit of a pain in the.... The hose is accessed from underneath the car. First you need to take off the air filter housing and the thermostat housing, thhen you finish the work working under the car. undoing the bolts that hold the the pipe and cutting or undoing thef heater hose and oil cooler hose (the hoses must be replaced afterward). Replace hoses and O rings keeping the hoses in place to finish the job.



Honda Prelude... | Answered on Sep 24, 2011

Does your cars motor crank over when it is warm? If the motor will not even crank over chances are that your starter is bad. I am sorry I could not be of more help, but I need more information before I can be of any further assistance. Hopefully this helps you out and at least gives you a place to start.

Honda Prelude... | Answered on Aug 27, 2011


Honda Prelude... | Answered on Aug 15, 2011

Open the engine hood.

There will be several fluid reservoirs under the bonnet. If the car / truck has power steering, one of them will hold about 150-300ml of fluid that should be a red color. If you put some on your hand it is very slippery.

The other reservoirs will hold water for the windscreen washer, and one connected to the radiator to hold coolant.

Check that the reservoir you intend to put the power steering fliud in is not connected to the radiator and does not contain water.

Take the cap off to check.

If you can't see in to the bottom, roll up some kitchen paper towel and feed that in until you get some fluid on it - red, you hope!

There will be marks (horizontal lines) on the side of the reservoir showing "Min" (minimum) and "Max" (maximum or full). Slowly pour in replavcement fliud until the tiop of the fluid is between the marks.. Put the cap back on, close the engine hood, drive for a short distance (2 km?) and check the levels again.

Top up the reservoir to just under "Max". Replace the cap.

Check the level after a short period of normal driving - a couple of weeks, If it is still going down a mechanic needs to check the power steering seals.

good luck.

Honda Prelude... | Answered on Jul 31, 2011

I have the same problem few days ago, and still didn't find any solution. Can any one please help?????4

Honda Prelude... | Answered on Jul 28, 2011

I would say that this is a wiring issue. You would have to inspect the wiring underneath the dashboard and the one that leads to the gas tank. One is the power for fuel pump and the other is for the floater for the gauge. Check for loose wires especially for exposed conductors or worn out insulation. The wire might be touching the wire for the blinker causing the issue you are seeing.

Honda Prelude... | Answered on Jul 18, 2011

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