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I have recently upgraded from my old 1992 (4th gen.) Honda Prelude to the newer 1999 (5th gen.) model, and I need to get rid of the old one. The reason why I am not attempting to sell it through the conventional means (used car lots) is due to a quite annoying starting issue which none of the 7 different repair shops I've taken it to could figure out. Along with the fact that there are several other quirky things about it, mostly cosmetic (which I could discuss in detail if need be), it seems to me that the car is worth more in parts than as a whole.

So here is what I'm wondering: would it be plausible to sell the fully functional parts of the car instead of the car itself? If so, how should I go about doing that? Would anyone be interested in that? Although there are a few things wrong with the car, there are some newer parts as well, such as the distributor and spark plug cables, which I had replaced in hopes of solving the starting issue, but did not succeed.

Please give me any insights you can spare. Thanks.
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Re: What to do with my old '92 Prelude

yup part her out. hit up craigslist or post her on a forum. Im not sure u can post her here yet cuz ur post count may be low but if you get the count high enough you can part her here. What model, color is she?
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Re: What to do with my old '92 Prelude

If you part her out then I have dibs on the climate control. Assuming it works perfectly, of course
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Re: What to do with my old '92 Prelude

dibs on instrument panal on doors and cup holder
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Re: What to do with my old '92 Prelude

Dibs on headlights.
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Re: What to do with my old '92 Prelude

It's a silver Si. All previously mentioned parts are fully functional and intact, but they are of course about 18 years old and they show it.
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Re: What to do with my old '92 Prelude

Is your driverside front fender in good condition? Then I call dibs...
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Re: What to do with my old '92 Prelude

Maybe check the Ignition switch, the main relay, fuel pump, grounds along with the battery, Spark plugs, with a new distributor rotor. There's more to it, I'm not sure what your cars symptoms are though.
I'd think it would be easier for you to sell it whole, instead of strippin it for parts that would take a while to sell.
IMO, I'd look into it a little more before you decide to strip it. GL
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Re: What to do with my old '92 Prelude

Where are you located? If you're looking to part out (especially to people over the internet) you'll need to be ready to ship stuff all over the damn place and have a PayPal account to accept payments. Plus, people like to know where they're buying stuff from so if you're in Hawaii or Russia, we can expect $1200 to ship a couple lug nuts. Otherwise, it's just a nasty surprise.
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Re: What to do with my old '92 Prelude

Lets see... the only fender that is not in good condition is the rear driver's side fender over the wheel. Also, there are no cupholders, daltontj. I assume that one of the seven places i took it to would have looked at the ignition switch and the fuel pump... those are too obvious to overlook. as for the main relay, I had that replaced, as well as the distributor. the battery grounds look fine, and the spark plugs were new when i bought it 4 years ago. it's a difficult problem because it has almost always fixed itself within a few minutes to a few days, and sometimes it works fine for more than a month before i have issues. I've asked people that own preludes and know a great deal about automechanics than I, and no one can seem to solve the issue.

Also, for those wondering, I am located in Washington, DC, but may be parting it up in western Pennsylvania where I live on a temporary basis.
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Re: What to do with my old '92 Prelude

Hook up a push button to start it, and be done.
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Re: What to do with my old '92 Prelude

Well I have friends in washington dc. Let me know if you want to sell that front fender and ill buy it from you.
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Re: What to do with my old '92 Prelude

dibs on the whole car. kthanks.
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Re: What to do with my old '92 Prelude

Alright Nancyface, what would you offer to take this off my hands for?

Also, to other interested parties, the car has been running well recently, so i may decide to sell it as a project car instead.
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Re: What to do with my old '92 Prelude

DIBS DIBS DIBS DDIIBBSSS ON THE GAS/THERMO CLUSTER AND THE SPEED/RPM CLUSTER. SORRY I DONT JNOW THE ACTUAL NAMEs.
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a nice firm handshake and maybe even a highfive!
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Re: What to do with my old '92 Prelude

Dont want to take away from the original poster but if he does not decide to part-out i have most of these parts on my parts car. (See part-out thread)
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Re: What to do with my old '92 Prelude

why has no one brought up the point of it may be the starter itself not engaging?

Of course we would need more detail on the exact issue but there are many things in a starter that can go wrong.
the first thing that comes to my mind (old chevy starter issues anyways) is a worn or broken/cracked Bendix spring.
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DIBS ON CLIMATE CONTROL!

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DIBS ON CLIMATE CONTROL!

PM me.
Is yours broken as well??

You know I can fix that too? (proven fix) and change the color of the lighting if you want.
U May consider this since u are already shipping me the Fuel/Temp gauge....
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