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bought my first honda car

Discussion in 'Accord' started by cbr2car, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. cbr2car

    cbr2car New Member

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    Hello all,

    I have just bought my first honda car as my ancient bmw's subframe died recently,
    its a 96 accord 1.8i LX with just under 80k on the clock, and im hoping to go pick it up this evening.
    Having previously owned a few honda motorbikes including CB125, VF400, NC30 and CBR600 im no stranger to honda engines

    i got the accord cheap because of a few faults, one of which is the power steering, according to the previous owner, when the car is cold the steering makes a noise when going from lock to lock and can feel a little bumpy

    does anybody have any idea what the fault might be :confused: ?

    i dont know if it has the speed sensetive steering, but i dont think so, is replacing the steering rack an easy job ?

    it probably needs a new radiator too so ill more than likely bung a new one in, is this an easy job ?

    Thanks in advance for any useful info.......
     
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  2. powerdriverh22

    powerdriverh22 Senior Member

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    do u mean 86? 96 accords are 2.2
     
  3. humblegumbo

    humblegumbo 1595cc's of Mad Fury

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    That, I've never had to mess w/, so I don't know. It can't be that hard, though. My advice to anyone & everyone w/ repair questions is: Go buy the Chilton/Haynes manual for your car.

    Oh yes. This I know about, and it's hella easy. I think there's a total of maybe four bolts to remove, and they are all right in the front easy to get to. MAKE SURE that you DRAIN her first though....
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  4. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    He might be outside of the US/Canada. There are lots of other Honda models out there with different engines in them.
     
  5. cbr2car

    cbr2car New Member

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    thanks for advice

    Thanks for the advice people,

    oh and brutal was right as i live in belfast northern ireland.

    I went to pick up the accord and found the head gasket had blown, i couldnt be bothered doing it so i didnt but the car :(

    anyway ill be keeping an eye out for a civic, but for now im carless

    oh well, its a good forum so ill stay registered and just read up on you peoples rides.

    might help me decide what to buy next.

    good luck and thanks for the advice.
     
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    humblegumbo 1595cc's of Mad Fury

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