Help, stumped

Asked by Aug 29, 2016 at 03:21 PM about the 1992 Honda Accord EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1992 honda accord a friend have gave me
used with 266,000 miles . When I got it , it ran for
like a week . A problem occurred within the
charging system(6 month old battery) so i replace
alternator. Car drives fine for another few months
but then ac compressor seized up ,broke 2 belts. I
replace ac compressor and both belts, drives fine
again for another few months. Then I begin having
overheating problems, replaced water pump,
timing chain&belt, new timing cover gaskets,
thermostat, top&bottom radiator hose. Problem
stops... 2 months later a distributor went out ..
replaced that . Now my car is overheating again
and the valve cover gaskets leaked everywhere
and all in my spark plug wells... I replace valve
cover and all o- rings BELOW & ABOVE the rocker
arm assembly ... Then oil seeps all in spark plug
wells again. I finally deal it all up,  try to get most
oil out and car now start ..... at all. I get in it turn
the key , the car beeps, dash cluster flickers and
brake lights flashing ..... help at this point with all i
have already put in it , what could be the problem
and would it be worth it to keep throwing $$$$ at it
??.. pls help

4 Answers

1,615

you are driving a bottomless pit! an automobile with 266000 is going to cost you money thats probably why he gave it to you, take it on a one way trip to the junk yard and get another or my advice to you is to take your automobile to your local shop and a qualified technician should be able to diagnose the malfunctioning automobile

22,915

Db2451- Well, you mentioned that you replaced the timing chain above;. there's NO timing chain on this car, you must have meant timing belt. Anyway, I agree with the first post, it's time to say goodbye..... donate this car..... Your "friend" didn't do you any favor, rather, he just dumped his problems on your doorstep....Get rid of this albatross.....find another car to spend your money on... Good luck.

261,615

Holy moly, time to dump that car and get something more reliable.

22,915

Db2451 well, well, well, with this chorus of voices telling you to dump this car, are you going to do it??

Your Answer

Accord

Looking for a Used Accord in your area?

CarGurus has 65,750 nationwide Accord listings starting at $561.

ZIP:

Honda Accord Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,230
  • #2
    JP1956
    Reputation
    1,760
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,600
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
934 Great Deals out of 89,704 listings starting at $300
Used Honda Civic
686 Great Deals out of 63,747 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Altima
1,060 Great Deals out of 78,518 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord Coupe
158 Great Deals out of 7,366 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Corolla
869 Great Deals out of 59,726 listings starting at $850
Used Nissan Maxima
301 Great Deals out of 22,137 listings starting at $1,200
Used Hyundai Sonata
783 Great Deals out of 54,589 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,032 Great Deals out of 33,528 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Honda Accord EX For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 179 listings starting at $14,495
2015 Honda Accord EX For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 671 listings starting at $11,500
2014 Honda Accord EX For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 720 listings starting at $10,500
2013 Honda Accord EX For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 213 listings starting at $9,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.