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    1989 Accord LXI Auto (121,000 miles) 1988 Accord LXI Manual (240,000 miles)

    Howdy, I Currently have 2 3geez coupes 1st is an 88' lxi 5spd (240,000 miles) I have had for 20 years have to add water and temp gauge doesn't seem accurate sometimes temp reads too low, 2nd one is an 89' lxi auto (minty) except for leaking trans (121,000 miles) I just picked up. 88' is my daily driver and I am currently trying to fix the auto trans leak on the 89'. I have the auto trans dropped and ordered all exterior seals. Will post pictures if I remember. I am just a do-it-yourselfer trying to save money and yet have a reliable Honda for the next 20 years.
    Below are links of the 89' lxi auto trans project
    pic on the rack
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz6...ew?usp=sharing
    pic on rack front view
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz6...ew?usp=sharing
    engine support I used available at harbor freight tools
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz6...ew?usp=sharing
    F4 auto trans pic of inside bell housing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz6...ew?usp=sharing
    pic of where shifter cable hooks inside bell housing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz6...ew?usp=sharing
    pic of what I think is called mainshaft seal
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz6...ew?usp=sharing
    pic of trans ID tag and breather port ( I am missing the cap to the breather
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz6...ew?usp=sharing
    pic of auto trans from end cap side
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz6...ew?usp=sharing
    pic zoomed in a bit more
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz6...ew?usp=sharing
    pic of trans fluid fill side
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz6...ew?usp=sharing
    Last edited by netplus; 09-24-2015 at 02:37 PM. Reason: add photos



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    Re: 1989 Accord LXI Auto (121,000 miles) 1988 Accord LXI Manual (240,000 miles)

    Posting pics and bumping.

    Let's welcome this newb right guys! Dude's garage is so stocked, you want him to invite you over!




    Edit: I would post pics, but Google is being Google. so you're on your own.
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    Re: 1989 Accord LXI Auto (121,000 miles) 1988 Accord LXI Manual (240,000 miles)

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    Re: 1989 Accord LXI Auto (121,000 miles) 1988 Accord LXI Manual (240,000 miles)

    Welcome. Another California member.

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    Re: 1989 Accord LXI Auto (121,000 miles) 1988 Accord LXI Manual (240,000 miles)

    Thanks for the welcome guys, 89 auto trans not leaking anymore after replacing 3 seals which were mainshaft seal and both axle seals. Next up is a motor mount which is the torque strut bushing on trans side of the torque strut tube. After that I need to replace the dizzy o-ring. Also looking for Honda oem radio direct fit replacement ( prefer CD ).

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    Re: 1989 Accord LXI Auto (121,000 miles) 1988 Accord LXI Manual (240,000 miles)

    and looks like the car is heading into the right direction with the work done to it

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    Re: 1989 Accord LXI Auto (121,000 miles) 1988 Accord LXI Manual (240,000 miles)

    Got around to replacing the front torque strut bushing on the dog-bone. Photos below. I ended up taking the dog-bone out to replace the one bushing in front (bigger one) after install Torque spec'd both 19mm bolts to 54 ft.lbs. per spec.
    before

    Part number from Oriley's

    Bushing Installed

    Air tube installed

    Air intake reinstalled
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    Re: 1989 Accord LXI Auto (121,000 miles) 1988 Accord LXI Manual (240,000 miles)

    Quote Originally Posted by netplus View Post
    Thanks for the welcome guys, 89 auto trans not leaking anymore after replacing 3 seals which were mainshaft seal and both axle seals. Next up is a motor mount which is the torque strut bushing on trans side of the torque strut tube. After that I need to replace the dizzy o-ring. Also looking for Honda oem radio direct fit replacement ( prefer CD ).
    i was at the junkyard and they had a OEM cd player that came with the Se-i. some member just upgrade to a prelude cd player. the harness is the same so its plug and play.

    1989 Honda Accord LX-i
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    175whp and 132tq
    Redzone tuned

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    Re: 1989 Accord LXI Auto (121,000 miles) 1988 Accord LXI Manual (240,000 miles)

    Quote Originally Posted by MessyHonda View Post
    i was at the junkyard and they had a OEM cd player that came with the Se-i. some member just upgrade to a prelude cd player. the harness is the same so its plug and play.
    good to know thanks

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