LOW GAS MILLIAGE/ TURNING PROBLEMS/ IDEA PROBLEMS

  • Tiny
  • doarave
  • 1988 Honda Accord
  • 200 miles

My 1988 honda accord 4dr LX auto is getting about 4 miles to the gallon, and the engine feels like its trying to jump out of the car when ever I come to a stop the whole car shakes really hard, if I put it in neutral at a stop the shaking gos down but is still there. It has over 200k miles on it. And the steering is hard to turn, if its a sharp turn you can hear a clinking. Got and info on these problems?

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 7:35 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Do you have a check engine light and when was last tune-up?

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 7:50 PM
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  • fixitmr
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What do plugs look like? Have you taken a compression test?

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 7:52 PM
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  • fixitmr
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Maf/map sensor could be not working right and temp sensor too.

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 7:53 PM
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  • doarave
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Full tune up about 6 months ago. But the car still have all problems listed. How would a tune up have anything to do with my steering problem. Spark plugs/ wire new. So what causing the really bad gas milliage? Has to be part that need to be replaced huh?

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 8:38 PM
  • Tiny
  • doarave
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The car has no dummy lights on, just really need to know what parts (like fuel pump/fuel regulator/cat converter) thats could be failing to cause these problems.

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 8:47 PM
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  • rasmataz
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Check the fuel pressure with a gauge with and w/o the regulator and comeback with the readings

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 8:51 PM
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  • fixitmr
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Pretty old car does it perform ok? How is compression? Clinking could be axle joint noise.

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Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 AT 10:30 PM

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