How can i do to fix my car?

tonyfry
0

Asked by tonyfry Jan 27, 2013 at 08:12 PM about the 1989 Honda Accord

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have an 89 honda accord and i changed the timing belt and then i started the engine and i noticed the rpms where at 1200 to 1900 and then i turned it off and now it wont turn over?

7 Answers

Robert Mitchell
865

for the high RPM issue - check your vacuum and if all else fails check your Idle Air Control Module. although normally neither would cause the car to not turn over - this sounds like a dead battery (not to sound like its that easy or you haven't checked this)..

judge_roy
Not Active

Double check the timing. You might be off by a tooth!

tommcmanis
3,665

Did the belt jump? This is a interference engine and can stop when contact occurs. Rotate engine by hand each direction to which it will move DO NOT FORCE PAST STOP POINT. if the engine stops again while hand rotating remove cover and belt gently move crank to a position that allows you to get the up mark on the cam correct,time the crank,set tension. Highly recommend a compression test up on assembly to determine valve damage. Hope that helps.

judge_roy
Not Active

DO NOT TURN BACKWARDS~ just about lost my job as a mechanic, 'cause was off by a tooth and the engine suffererd valve damage! also DO NOT TOW backwards (in gear) is will break the engine!

judge_roy
Not Active

the tensioner is on the slack side, AND has a fussy bearing too-

judge_roy
Not Active

Will hum like a bee if the tension is too taught. Too slack will cause the performance to jig-around all unstable RPM-wise. Just the right amount of loose there is an instrument to set this with. As I recall it is around 3/32" at ambient temperature.

tommcmanis
3,665

Amy damage is already done as long as you don't force it past the stop point you should be ok. Just take your time.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Accord
Looking for a Used Accord in your area?
CarGurus has 66,644 nationwide Accord listings starting at $995.
ZIP:

Search Honda Accord Questions

Honda Accord Experts

#1 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,000
#2 Jonathan Ford
Jonathan Ford
Reputation 870
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 790
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic"
922 Great Deals out of 49,340 listings starting at $1,600
Used Toyota Camry"
2,018 Great Deals out of 75,811 listings starting at $1,007
Used Nissan Maxima"
691 Great Deals out of 19,329 listings starting at $946
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,422 Great Deals out of 47,416 listings starting at $1,488
Used Hyundai Sonata"
1,201 Great Deals out of 50,018 listings starting at $1,600
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,406 Great Deals out of 34,182 listings starting at $1,795

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Honda Accord For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 29,536 listings starting at $17,701
2013 Honda Accord For Sale
142 Great Deals out of 2,414 listings starting at $14,777
2012 Honda Accord For Sale
311 Great Deals out of 6,171 listings starting at $10,734
2011 Honda Accord For Sale
240 Great Deals out of 3,972 listings starting at $9,444
2010 Honda Accord For Sale
109 Great Deals out of 1,830 listings starting at $8,999