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Old 21 Aug 2011, 03:46 am
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Default 92 honda accord HELP!!!!?

so my car has been having problems lately and I know with several vehicle issues it's hard for someone to say what they are without examining the issue with their own eyes and ears, but I hope someone can give me some sort of idea.































1. Initially when I turn my car on and it's idling it sounds like its slightly revving up and down (i was told I need a new belt and am wondering if that would fix THIS particular issue)































2. My car was given a tune-up and I was told my front motor mount is cracked and I need to get that fixed sooner rather than later. How does having my motor mount messed up affect my cars overall sustainability/performance?































3. When i'm driving at lower speeds its fine but when I exceed 50 if i begin to coast and let off the gas until it gets below 50 i hear an ugly grinding/groaning sound and it DOESN'T make this sound so long as i'm accelerating. ALSO if i'm at about 40 or above in order to just maintain that speed I cannot just keep the same amount of pressure on the gas. I can feel it starting to stall and I have to continuously and intermittenly hit the gas with varying amounts of pressure with my foot simply to KEEP that speed even.































BTW, this is my first car and i'm the sentimental type. PLUS I love how it's handled prior to this. Potentially with all problems fixed how long can i expect to keep this car around?
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Old 21 Aug 2011, 04:01 am
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I'll answer your "Question 2" first, because I think it will answer part of your "Question No: 1." If your "Motor Mounts' need replacing do so, don't wait. One of the most common symptoms of bad "Motor Mounts" is excessive engine vibration, especially under heavy acceleration and/or "Engine Revving," when engine movements are most pronounced. Motor mounts serve to stabilize and reinforce a vehicle's engine, bad motor mounts allow excessive engine movement to occur, movement that is pronounced when excessive engine power is created. I think the "Revving Up" is being cause by your bad "Motor Mounts."































As for your "Question 3", again your "Motor Mounts." Engine "Rattling" is another common symptom of bad motor mounts. Depending on how many motor mounts are bad, an engine can shake and shimmy in an odd manner, sometimes even "Bumping" against neighboring mechanical parts, all of which can cause engine "Rattling - Grinding - Groaning".































Because you state that a recent "Tune Up" was done, I suspect that your mechanic may have neglected to change the "02 Oxygen Sensor." Your "1992 Honda Accord" only has one "02 Oxygen Sensor", it's located ahead of catalytic converter. A bad "02 Oxygen Sensor", will at times give you the feeling that you are about to "Stall" the engine. This sensor is very important, it regulates the amount of "Oxygen" to mix with the "Fuel." To much, or to little oxygen mixed with the fuel, will cause the car to improperly maintain it's speed. So have the "02 Oxygen Sensor" replaced, especially now that you have new, "Spark Plugs - Wires - Air Filter", and so on.































If you properly maintain your car by staying on top of a good "Preventive Maintenance Program", it will last you a life-time. We have a customer who drives a "1994 Honda Accord", with around "318,000 Miles." With regular, Oil Changes, Tune-Ups, Brakes, Tires, Suspension, Wheel Alignments, I think his car will do another "300,000 Miles." So the real trick is, to keep up with the vehicles "Maintenance," and your car will be around for a long time to come.































Good Luck !
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