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Old 03-31-2013, 11:35 PM
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I found this '94 that I am debating picking up to replace my '89.

Honda Prelude 94"

I went to check it out today and there is only a few small spots of rust and the front tires were worn on the inside. Is that just from being low and not properly aligned? He took it off of the road because he had just purchased an accord and he said the only problem it has given him was the 4ws. The tires were rotated before he took it off the road so could that wear be from the play in the rear wheels because of the 4ws?

The only thing that I am reluctant about is that play in the rear tires. Is it an easy enough fix? I supposed I can just convert it back to 2ws but where's the fun in that?

I also hope the tachometer is an easy fix.

Any input or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
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It's a pretty good looking car from the pics. I have no idea how to work on a 4WS, but I'd imagine if it needs parts, they would be difficult to come by given how rare a 4WS model still intact is anyway.

Luckily, gauge clusters are a lot more abundant if that's what it needs. Or it could be a VSS issue. I think that would be a much easier thing to get to the bottom of.

If you're a handy guy and think you can overcome that 4WS issue, offer him 2K and let him keep the Accord wheels and work from there. It has an H22 with the longer gears of the H23. I've always been interested in having my H22 geared longer like that so it might be pretty cool.
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if you have the funds and anothe car to daily theni dont see why you wouldnt get it. if i had the funds i would pick it up in a hear beat
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It's a pretty good looking car from the pics. I have no idea how to work on a 4WS, but I'd imagine if it needs parts, they would be difficult to come by given how rare a 4WS model still intact is anyway.

Luckily, gauge clusters are a lot more abundant if that's what it needs. Or it could be a VSS issue. I think that would be a much easier thing to get to the bottom of.

If you're a handy guy and think you can overcome that 4WS issue, offer him 2K and let him keep the Accord wheels and work from there. It has an H22 with the longer gears of the H23. I've always been interested in having my H22 geared longer like that so it might be pretty cool.
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if you have the funds and anothe car to daily theni dont see why you wouldnt get it. if i had the funds i would pick it up in a hear beat
I bought it, guys!

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nice car welcome to 4th gen
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Nice, congrats on the pick up. Keep us updated what you do to it!
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Re: I may be moving to the 4th gen community

2K was a perfect number!
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Re: I may be moving to the 4th gen community

Thanks, guise!

I'm picking it up on Saturday. I'm pumped!

It's going to get lots of tlc this weekend. I'll post a new thread or something for pictures and updates.
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Post that link in here so we can flop on over without missing it :)
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Post that link in here so we can flop on over without missing it :)
I definitely will when sometime after I pick it up
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I found this '94 that I am debating picking up to replace my '89.

Honda Prelude 94"

He took it off of the road because he had just purchased an accord and he said the only problem it has given him was the 4ws. The tires were rotated before he took it off the road so could that wear be from the play in the rear wheels because of the 4ws?
The 4ws is a nightmare to troubleshoot. Hopefully you have the common problem which is the cracked solder points on the relay attached to the circuit board in the 4ws ecu. I ended up with three 4ws ecu's just to find that the actuators were toast. I ended up going to the local junkyard and pulling a rear subframe from a non 4ws to get it back on the road. Might tackle the 4ws in the future (if I find parts).

EDIT: I just read the craigslist ad for the car and see that it was doing the same things as mine, not locking in the center position. There are springs in there that are supposed to keep it centered in case of a failure. Probably have worn out actuator motor/springs.
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Enjoy your 4th, hope the issue is easy
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