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97 honda prelude type sh H22a4

Okay so a couple of days ago my 1997 Honda Prelude type sh started making a knocking noise as soon as I heard that I stopped on the side of the road and call the tow truck so I'm sure it's a bad rod my car is currently sitting in the garage so I'm not using it but it still turns on and runs so now I want to know what are my options can my car still be fixed just by changing the rod and if I do will it have any effects after will it be the same or if I change my rod is it necessary for me to do a full rebuilt I honestly don't have enough funds for me to do a full rebuilt at the moment so can someone help please.
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Re: 97 honda prelude type sh H22a4

Did it knock at start up? This time of year the cold will cause that. We used to have a sign in the service bay at Honda for customers because this was so common.
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Re: 97 honda prelude type sh H22a4

it only makes it harder because its an SH and ATTS. you have some options but $$$ first is a rebuild and could be the easiest option because the transmission will match up fine and everything will go back together. second you can buy a Type-S engine from japan it will also bolt up to the SH transmission. 3rd option is finding a h22a4/h22a/h23a and buying a base transmission or any other H/F trans and ditching the ATTS altogether. you just need to decide what you want to do. i would get a h23a and a LSD transmission after having a Type-S engine and ATTS in my old bb6
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Re: 97 honda prelude type sh H22a4

It could be a bad bearing.

However the issue either way is an ugly thing. If little parts n pieces got to moving up n down in that cylinder it may have damaged the cylinder wall. A tear down will let you know there.

It's not a thing of pulling out a rod and swapping in another. Yeah, you might get lucky and that be all that is needed for now. But it's a sign of things to come.

What caused it to fail? That is the big issue. Oiling issue perhaps? Redlined one too many times? Downshifted to 2nd instead of 4th at speed? Oops. Or just an engine that was not cared for...

If you fix one rod, you should also figure new piston rings and potentially replacing the other 3 and your main bearings too.
All that gets expensive quickly. Then if you do replace piston stuff the cylinder walls have to be properly scuffed. Not just your average motor builder will know how to properly hone the H22 cylinder walls. So all that dough to rebuild it may be wasted if the pistion rings can't seat properly because the walls of cylinders weren't honed correctly.

Most economic solution is a motor swap. But even that is not as easy as 123. To do it proper all kinds of new stuff should be swapped to ensure it doesn't break any time soon. Gaskets, belts, hoses, timing belt, water pump etc.

Sorry, but there isn't an inexpensive way to go once internal parts start to fail.
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