With pretty pictures, too!
Hopefully this will help others understand how this mysterious device
works. Figuring this out was an education for *me*, that's for sure.
I'll add cross-reference links on other pages later tomorrow.
There's a new entry at the bottom of the list, called
"How does the EFI Main Relay work?"
I just bought a 92 Acura integra RS 2D hatch mint condition. The
problem is when I shift up I hear a rattle and I was wondering is it
easy to take off by my self or should I go to an auto shop and have
them take it off or tighten it for me. I’m kind of new at this and I
know that you guys might know more about this than me. Another
question is if I do bring it to the autoshop how much would it cost?
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There are a number of heat shields on the exhaust, and their prices vary
from about $20 to $50 each. They rust off at the attaching bolts.
There is also one in front of and one behind the exhaust manifold.
Replacing the rear one requires unbolting the manifold from the head, and
the danger there is that one of the studs will break off, making for a
It's easy to determine which one is making noise. All you have to do for
the ones underneath is to raise the car, get underneath and wiggle/tap
them. The rattler will be very apparent.
If repair is required, this can be achieved several ways:
1) Pull them off. Cheapest, quickest way, but not the best.
2) Replace. Best, but most expensive way.
3) Clamp in place so they don't rattle. You can usually successfully use
large hose clamps to this end.
As to how much it will cost? You'll have to find out exactly what's wrong
first. It might not even be the heat shields.
Apparently there has been an issue with car dealerships adding hidden
charges to inflate the standard DMV registration fees. There are a number of
various charges that are suspected of inflating the various fees paid for
newly purchased or leased cars. If you check out
http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/case/dmv there is more information on
this and what you can do about it. There is also a free case evaluation for
those who suspect they might have been subject to this. I hope this may be
of help to some.
New pages for the EFI Main Relay:
- Graphics updated for clarity
- New page for what happens when it breaks
- TSB page will be collated and sorted. Have started with Accord, will do
others as I get time.
Have also tried to deal with 404 errors ("Page Not Found...") with a
generic redirect message. Since stuff's being pushed around a lot, I'm
seeing 404s in my httpd logs from people clicking links they find in Usenet
Apologies for any font problems in Internet Explorer. I'm using Mozilla's
Composer to make the pages, and I hate how Composer fills up the html code
with blizzards of font config tags, most of which cancel themselves out.
Hopefully I can find a fix soon. Maybe I'll just hand-hack in Notepad,
copying text over as needed. I was using Composer to try and save time. :(
Any comments or corrections are welcome. tegger (at) istop.com
tegger, while it can work, i'd be cautious about the phrase "simple to
fix this by simply remelting ("reflowing") the solder" in the
i say this because i wanted to be quick & lazy a couple of weeks ago &
for whatever reason, [some form of internal corrosion i suspect] this
method just wasn't going according to plan. i ended up cleaning the
joints with solder wick & starting over - the only way i could get the
"dry" joints to look like they'd taken properly.
Remove integrated control module and hand-tighten a wood screw against the
beeper diaphragm to stop it from vibrating. That's what I did to my '91.
You can also cut a seat belt buckle off a belt from the wreckers and just
plug that in instead. Just about any Honda should fit. This fix will turn
off the light as well.
I recently bought a 91 Acura Legend L. I was looking for resources on
the Internet that would tell me more about this model as well as about
upkeep and modifications to pump up the horsepower. Any suggestions
would be appreciated.
Robert in LA
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