1991 Integra 165K miles, bought it new.
AC's been dead for several years. horn is dead, one frozen caliper and
a ball joint about to go. Any takers? Never burned a drop of oil. Did
I mention the shifter (5 spd) is really hard to move (bushings in the
linkage need changing).
My boat car. It's been sittiing in the yard for 2 months (since it got
hot and sticky) and when I tried to start it the battery was dead. I
trickle/float charged it back to health over several days with the
hood open, sometimes fully, sometimes almost closed, and sometimes
somewhere between the two. Yes it rained several times and hard. Now I
got battery, but smoke coming from the hood and the car won't start or
stay running. I think a belt is spinning but not turning its module
and so getting hot and smoking. I tried to get my hand to the belt I
thought might be the one to feel if it was hot, but couldn't get my
hand in there. I had no assistant. From where the smoke was coming, it
appears to be on the driver's side 2/3's of the way towards the
radiator (from the firewall). I checked the oil and it was low, but
the puppy is on an incline withn the front end up so I didn't aded
add'l oil. If I could get a mallet to whatever is not moving then
maybe it would start? If it starts I may just give it to the local
public radio station as a donation and move the trailer hitch to my
wife's 1998 Accord when she upgrades and if I can find some metal to
attach it to. Any non humorous suggestions here? What the hell, humor
or wit is always welcome. Cheers
On Tue, 27 Jul 2010 12:23:08 -0700 (PDT), finding z0
<snip tales of woe>
The book value (US) of a mid-range Integra in rough condition is
between $300 and $400.
IMHFO, your best bet is to donate it to a registered charity, and be
economical with the truth about its condition when it's tax time. Take
a $700 or so deduction. That way, you'll get $200 or $250 for it.
Get somebody to crash into you and it's worth Basic Transportation to the
insurance company, or close to $2,000.
I live in simulated terror of anybody smacking /my/ '91 Teg. It wouldn't
take much more than a love-tap to total it. And I don't even have any rust.
348,000 miles and counting. I need to put a new odometer pic up on my
Sure, but the OP's car is not basic transportation. By his own
admission it's non-running and pretty much a basket case that probably
isn't worth anyone's time, effort or money to get back to being "basic
transportation." I'm not sure what an insurance company would make of
an obvious non-runner somehow getting creamed by a truck. It all
sounds very iffy, and I think it's a bad idea. :-)
After noticing my jib sail being somewhat moist (I keep it in the
hatchback), I moved the sail indoors and towelled out the puddles
under the hatchmat(?). Remember, this is my boat car.I propped up the
mat with a brick and supported the hatch open with the ice scrapper to
further dry out the rear. I've only replaced the lifters once in 19
years though they haven't worked for much of that time. Forgot to
close it last night and it poured. Why isn't there a rust hole where
you could use one? Now where'd I put that old ice pick......
Yeah, but the battery is all charged. That's gotta be worth something.
BTW, my basic transportation is my 2001 Prelude, bought new. That's my
new car! And my 1981 Yamaha XS650 (bought 2 yrs. ago)....which has
been sitting around alot as well, but in the gaah rohge.
Most likely corrosion on the flat brass strip that goes to the contact
ring behind the steering wheel. Scrub that strip clean and you'll
probably find the horn comes back.
If one is frozen, the other is close behind. Luckily, they are all easy
fixes. I just rebuilt all 4 of mine.
If I was retired and you were close by, I'd snap it up.
That's a fiddle, especially with an aftermarket cat in the way.
That would be a seized alternator, most likely. Loosen the belt to that,
and see if the alternator pulley spins by hand. If not, lucky you. You
need to pull the left driveshaft to replace the alternator.
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