Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: First 3G Accord

  1. #1
    DX User
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Posts
    16

    First 3G Accord

    Hi all,

    I just picked up an Australian delivered '88 Sedan for a reasonably good price. It's got all the options - power everything, sunroof, cruise control, etc.

    It runs, but needed a few things fixed up. So far I've done:

    • Alternator
    • Speedometer cable
    • Re-soldered main relay (intermittent start problem)


    And I've got a water pump with a bad bearing I'm going to replace.

    Is there any other problem areas I should watch out for with these cars?

    Many thanks!
    Last edited by MeltingDog; 10-09-2019 at 07:07 PM.



  2. #2

    Dr_Snooz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Vehicle
    1989 Accord LX-i
    Location
    Fresno, California
    Posts
    9,759

    Re: First 3G Accord

    Check out the ball joints on the upper control arms, front and rear. They can separate and do a lot of damage. Replace them to be safe. Otherwise, enjoy your car!
    Dr_Snooz

    "I like to take hammers, and just break stuff, just break stuff." - Beavis


    1989 Honda Accord LX-i Coupe, 220k miles, MT swap, rear disc swap

    Shop manual downloads available here: CLICK TO VIEW

  3. #3
    DX User
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Posts
    16

    Re: First 3G Accord

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    Check out the ball joints on the upper control arms, front and rear. They can separate and do a lot of damage. Replace them to be safe. Otherwise, enjoy your car!
    Thanks! I'll look into that!

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
VigLink badge