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A few things going on with my Honda.

Car: Honda, Accord, 1990     -    Back to Fix-It    -    Honda Accord Repair Manuals

Q.I have a few things going on with my 1990 Honda. First, I hear a knocking sound when I turn the wheel to the left. Second, my oil lamp flashes constantly. It has been doing this for over a year and my mechanic says there is nothing wrong. I change the oil every 3000 miles or 3 months like clockwork. Third, my engine fan stays on when I turn the car off and it drains my battery overnight. If I remove the switch or fuse that operates the fan, it won't drain. The battery will not start with a jump if I replace the fuse or switch. I can jumpstart it and it starts right up with the switch out. I have been driving without the switch or fuse in it, and the car has not overheated (the fan is not coming on), but every since I removed the switch, the oil light flashes continuously. Also what is a drive axle and what is its function? I have been told that I need one. Are any of the things the car is doing related to the drive axle? Also, the car rides very, very rough. Checked struts, don't need.

I already checked/done: I've had a rebuilt transmission, a new transmission controller, tire rods, a distibutor, new spark plugs

Answer Sounds like you have a couple of things going on. First the fan timer module is most likely causing your fans to stay on. I run into this quite a bit on 90-93 Accords. The oil light is most likely a bad sender unit since you've been driving so long with the problem and the engine hasn't burned up or anything. Those senders are cheap, I think they retail for less than 10 dollars so changing it isn't going to cost you much. It's located above the oil filter. The knocking is from the worn out drive axle joint. Replacing the axle will solve the problem.

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