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1993 Honda Accord 10th Anniversary Edition from Alabama

My sister just purchased a 1993 Honda Accord 10th Anniversary Edition model in Frost White with blue interior. Since I am better at talking on computers than she is, I figured I would join this group and get help when I need it. My Stepfather will or a local mechanic will be doing the work. I may and probably will ask some questions here and there about this model Accord, common problems, and things that needs to be fixed on it. It's a very unique car. Of coarse, most older model Accords are. This one is pretty good shape. We had to replace the head gaskets and put some belts on it. It will need a tune up later on says the Mechanic.

We are from Alabama (Pell City, Alabama 35125) which is in Central Alabama. We are not far from Birmingham, Alabama. My name is Jesse Williams and I have Asperger's Syndrome (Autism), but when it comes to computers, Photography, certain things about cars except for when it comes to working on one, I am very smart. I can tell you any car that I see going down the road without even looking at the badges.

One thing before I wrap this up... The fan that cools the engine on the Accord that was mentioned earlier has stopped working. The only fan that works is the one that has to do with their A/C. Does anyone know why this fan that cools the engine has stopped working and how to fix it? Is this is a common problem with the Accords?

P.S. I will upload pictures soon of the Accord.

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It's an electric fan. If it's the original one, it has seen many many days.
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Do you know how much one would cost?

This is it. I actually took a picture of it yesterday.
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So the first question is when the A/C is on does only 1 fan work? There are 2 fans, 1 is the radiator fan the other is the A/C condenser fan. They both should come on when the A/C is on both fans should be turning. Also, when the car temperature rises to a certain temperature both fans should come on then as well. If only 1 fan comes on in both conditions the issue is either a bad relay, blown fuse, or bad fan. Here is a web site that will give you exact instructions on how to troubleshoot this issue.

http://troubleshootmyvehicle.com/hon...or-fan-relay-1

Given the age of this vehicle odds are the fan is most likey the issue. The good part is the fans are widely available and reasonably priced on Amazon at around $40. You need to know which fan is bad as the fans are not the same on each side. I hope this helps.
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So the first question is when the A/C is on does only 1 fan work? There are 2 fans, 1 is the radiator fan the other is the A/C condenser fan. They both should come on when the A/C is on both fans should be turning. Also, when the car temperature rises to a certain temperature both fans should come on then as well. If only 1 fan comes on in both conditions the issue is either a bad relay, blown fuse, or bad fan. Here is a web site that will give you exact instructions on how to troubleshoot this issue.

http://troubleshootmyvehicle.com/hon...or-fan-relay-1

Given the age of this vehicle odds are the fan is most likey the issue. The good part is the fans are widely available and reasonably priced on Amazon at around $40. You need to know which fan is bad as the fans are not the same on each side. I hope this helps.
Yes, only one fan works. The A/C fan works as the A/C works very good in this car which is surprising due to this car's age. The only fan that doesn't work is the radiator fan or whatever fan keeps the engine cool.
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Both the radiator fan and the condenser fan are available on Amazon.

Radiator fan
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0026...rds=tyc+600050

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000I...rds=tyc+610050

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Both the radiator fan and the condenser fan are available on Amazon.

Radiator fan
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0026...rds=tyc+600050

Condenser fan

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000I...rds=tyc+610050
Okay. I show this to my Stepfather when he gets in work. I test drove it, but the gears in this thing are tricky. I don't know what gear to put it in to drive. It has D4, D3, 1, and 2. D4 doesn't have enough power. 1 has the most power. Didn't really notice anything or didn't put it in D3 or 2 to notice anything.
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Also, the D4 light is always lit when it's turned on and in Park. Could this be a bad TCU?
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I am not an expert on the transmission, but a flashing D4 is a transmission issue. D4 is fully automatic mode and should start the car in first gear and go up and down through the gears normally. The other settings are used to lock the transmission in certain gears, D3 operates the transmission normally but does not allow the transmission to go into 4th gear. 2 locks the transmission in second gear, and 1 locks the transmission in first gear. Both the park and D4 lights should not be on when the car is running. The TCU or Transmission control unit is responsible for controlling the transmission and the lights. First thing to check is the condition of the transmission fluid, it should be red or pink, if it is brown and smells burnt you may have bigger issues. So check the fluid. Lots of articles on TCU issues, and that is a relatively expensive part about $179 - $199. The fact that there are so many places offering TCU's for 1990 - 1993 Honda Accord leads me to believe it is a common failure item.

Read this article, how one person fixed there 1993 transmission issues.

http://homeandauto.ldsdates.com/2010...-honda-accord/
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A little late to the party but it's most likely the electrolytic capacitors in the TCU.

I have successfully fixed our 93 Accord TCU by opening it up, writing all the values off each black capacitor(Google capacitor if you are unsure what they look like), order from digikey, or any electronics supplier the ones you wrote down, then desolder them one at a time and replace them until you are finished. Take care because these capacitors are polarity sensitive. That means you must have the + and - in the correct spot. Luckily the positive is marked on these capacitors with a white line up the case. Just pay attention to how it comes out.

Look for any other burned components and replace if necessary.

When you are finished clean the board off with rubbing alcohol and some light compressed air. Just don't go full blast as depending on the condition of the board you could potentially lift traces.

This obviously if you are handy with electronics and a soldering iron.

Been 20k+ miles without a problem. Currently 260k miles.

The common failure point is the capacitors. They swell over time then leak the electrolyte out.

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Don't try to drive it right now, especially without the radiator fan. The engine can overheat pretty quickly. Also, tell your mechanic not to flush the transmission. Best of luck!

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