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The timing marks are on the timing belt cover on the front of the engine right above the crankshaft pulley.

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Hi, follow the instruction below on how to replace the ignition switch..
  • Disconnect the negative battery cable from the terminal on the battery. Remove the upper and lower steering column covers by unscrewing or unclipping them.
  • Remove the steering wheel by lifting off the center cover, disconnecting the horn wire and removing the retaining nut and washer. Make a mark on the steering wheel spline and the wheel itself so you can line it back up precisely. Pull the steering wheel straight back to remove from the shaft.
  • Take off windshield wiper and turn signal switches by pulling them off as you did the steering wheel and disconnect the wiring. Slide the spacer sleeve off of the steering column.
  • Unscrew the ignition switch mounting screws. Pull out the ignition switch. Disconnect the wiring connector from back of the ignition switch. Simply loosen the tabs and pull it out.
  • Insert your key into the ignition. Turn the ignition switch to the locked position. Depress the retaining pin with a small screwdriver and turn the key to the Off position to free the cylinder. Once it is free, turn the key to lock position and remove the key and key cylinder.
  • Install your old key cylinder into the new ignition switch assembly. Make sure the contacts in the cylinder and assembly line up. Reattach wiring to ignition switch, slide it into place, screw in mounting screws and reassemble steering wheel and switches.

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what incident?

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the specs for the 1991 prelude with a 2.1 engine are, the connecting rod caps are 34 ftlbs and the main bearing cap are 49 ft lbs, hope this helps,

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There is a dipstick in the transmission down by the radiator. It is yellow in color. You add the fluid thru the dipstick hole. Check the fluid with the engine off.

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are all pullies lined up feel around every one for nics the smallest nick can eat a belt in no time

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My first guess would be yes, they are. If the motor is turning then the gears on it maybe bad but they should have seen that when they checked it and said it was the regulator. Look at the motor gears and make sure the regulator gears are making contact with the drive gear.

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The closest I got to a diagram was this, but it doesn't have the legend for each maxi fuse under the hood: REPLACEMENT
  1. Remove the fuse and relay box cover.
  2. Inspect the fusible links to determine which is faulty.
  3. Unplug and discard the fusible link. Fig. 1: The engine compartment relay box contains the maxi-fuses 93136p69.jpg

  4. Inspect the box terminals and clean if corroded. If any terminals are damaged, replace the terminals.
  5. Plug in a new fusible link of the same amperage rating. WARNING
    Never exceed the amperage rating of a blown maxi-fuse. If the replacement fuse also blows, check for a problem in the circuit(s).
  6. Check for proper operation of the affected circuit(s).
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The most common cause of an abs light coming on is a dirty or malfunctioning wheel speed sensor.

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A vacuum leak either from a hose or the intake rubber tube running to the throttle body. Any air that enter's the engine other than the throttle body, will cause this condition. This is the best case scenario, worst case would be an intake gasket.

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You can get the original Honda dealer repair manual at I've used them before and had excellent service. Hope this helps.

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That would be the crank seal that is leaking.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Safely raise and support the vehicle.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Splash shield
    • Engine accessory drive belts
  5. Turn the engine to align the timing marks and set cylinder No.1 to TDC. The white mark on the crankshaft pulley should align with the pointer on the timing belt cover. Remove the inspection caps on the upper timing belt covers to check the alignment of the timing marks. The pointers for the camshafts should align with the green marks on the camshaft sprockets.
  6. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Upper timing belt covers and crankshaft pulley
    • Lower timing belt cover

    NOTE Mark the direction of the timing belt rotation if it is to be reinstalled.
    • Timing belt
    • Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor from the oil pump, if equipped
    • Stopper plate
    • Timing belt sprocket from the crankshaft. Do not lose the sprocket key.
    • Seal from the front of the engine, using a suitable seal removal tool
To install:
  1. Clean the seal mounting surfaces on the engine block.
  2. Apply a thin coat of grease on the crankshaft and seal lips.
  3. Install or connect the following:
    • Seal with the part number facing out. Use a seal driver to seat the seal against the oil pump. Clean any excess grease off the crankshaft and be sure the seal lip is not distorted.
    • Timing belt sprocket and key to the crankshaft
    • Stopper plate and if equipped, the CKP sensor to the oil pump. Tighten the stopper plate and sensor mounting bolts to 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm).

    NOTE Verify that the engine is at Top Dead Center (TDC) for the no. 1 cylinder on the compression stroke.
    • Timing belt
    • Timing belt covers and crankshaft pulley. Tighten the crankshaft pulley bolt to 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm), with the aid of a crank pulley holder.
    • Accessory drive belts, then adjust.

    NOTE Verify that all engine components that may have been removed have been reinstalled correctly.
    • Splash shield and lower the vehicle.
    • Negative battery cable
  4. Top up the engine oil if necessary.
  5. Run the engine and check for leaks.

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You can get a vacuum line diagram from any "Honda Dealer" service center, and they will usually print them for you for free. Most auto service centers in general, will have the same information available as well. Your local auto parts stores should sell "Haynes" manuals that contain vacuum diagrams.

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it could be a wheel bearing, or tire? but that a guess from a guy on the net that hasnt seen the car. See if you can find out front, rear, right, left.

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diagram of which part?

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Do a new/rebuilt one and make sure you never over fill. the rack should be OK, pumps usually go first, might want to do the lower hose too.

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Right side of intake please--- give me the model and engine size ,please

Regards, Lee Davidian

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Check your Fuel Filter...OK....

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Please see my tip at and let me know if you have questions.

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