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Old 16 Jul 2010, 07:28 pm
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Default 1994 Honda Accord hot outside air problem

Hello. I have had this 1994 Honda Accord station wagon for about a month. The fresh air function gives me hot air, even when driving through cool night air. Seems pretty hot at times, uncomfortable on the feet. The fan seems pretty weak also, even with the air conditioning.

Additional info: within the first two weeks after purchase it kept losing radiator fluid and overheating and they could not figure out why (they changed the themo., etc) and they finally replaced the head gasket, which fixed the coolant loss problem.

It does seem to go through more oil than I would expect. Temp. gauge is always slightly below half now. But why is the engine so darned hot?

Hope it is not a lemon, 'cause if it is, it's MY lemon!

Thanks in advance, Lily
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Old 25 Jul 2010, 04:15 pm
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Default Re: 1994 Honda Accord hot outside air problem

Again, may I ask the question about the hot air. Do these engines just run really hot? Could this be from a weak fan motor? Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks, Lily
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Old 26 Jul 2010, 12:29 pm
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Default Re: 1994 Honda Accord hot outside air problem

Well, since I can't really tell how hot the air is in your car, Im going to say that even though you are taking in cool outside air, the air will still be warmed before it comes into the cabin. Possibly (although very unlikley) that the heater core is still taking in engine collant and is still acting as a heater even though you have it set for cold which means a possible climate control swich failure. as for your temp gauge reading just below the 50% white mark is normal.
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Old 29 Jul 2010, 09:29 pm
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Default Re: 1994 Honda Accord hot outside air problem

Thank you for the reply. The fan that brings in the outside air or air conditioned air or heat seems to be weak, as in barely blowing. What is the name of that fan? Does it have its own motor? Do those motors get "weak"?
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Old 29 Jul 2010, 10:37 pm
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Default Re: 1994 Honda Accord hot outside air problem

The fan that blows air into the cabin is just called the blower motor. When motors like that go out, they dont normaly get weak but it can sometimes happen. The climate control does have its own motor, its best to have it repaired or replaced by a professional just because its near the airbag inpact sensor and accidently hitting that sensor can be a real money suck, like to the tune of 3500 bucks. and the climate control servicing is a really long, confusing and overall a pain.
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Old 16 Aug 2010, 05:45 am
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Default Re: 1994 Honda Accord hot outside air problem

Thank you much, Zman,
I just need to get to know this car better....will probably take it in to the dealer for an overall check to begin our journey. I had an '86 Tercel from '98 to Memorial Day of this year, and I knew Lucy intimately. I will call upon you again if need be. You and this forum are a find. Lily
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Old 16 Aug 2010, 11:53 am
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Default Re: 1994 Honda Accord hot outside air problem

No problem, thats what the forum is here for, I hope your climate control is fixed without a problem adn taht you have a good many miles with your car.
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Old 17 Aug 2010, 01:16 am
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Default Re: 1994 Honda Accord hot outside air problem

When your engine is cold, check the water level in the radiator - DO NOT REMOVE THE RADIATOR CAP WHEN ENGINE IS HOT - If there is no water in the radiator then the engine will overheat. When the engine is running, the water pump turns and pumps the water around the engine. It comes out hot at the hose at the top of the radiator then travels down the radiator to the bottom hose where by now it is a bit cooler. The pump pushes the cooler water around the engine keeping it cool. When the water is hot it will travel over a smaller version of a radiator (usually in a very awkward place) and the blower motor will blow air across this smaller radiator warming you at leisure. So if there is no water in the radiator, the engine will overheat and there will be no heat either.
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