1992 Honda Accord squirrel problem

Tiny
SHELEA
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  • 1992 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 213,000 MILES
Last month I wrote about my Honda not starting from one day to the following day. You suggested I disconnect the battery, wait, and then reconnect it. No luck.

However, a friend looked under the hood and took less than 10 seconds to diagnose at least one major problem. A whole cluster of wires had been eaten through. The bundle was of the plug-in variety and looked like they might have been about a foot long. He took them with him, but I haven't seen him lately, and I suspect this is something I can replace. To do so, I need to know what the part is called. Facing the car, the part would be between the battery and the firewall, about 6" or so from the left side. Can anyone give a name or order number for it?

Also, is there something I can protect these wires with, so that I don't feed the squirrels again? Duct tape?
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Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 AT 10:19 AM

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Tiny
DR. HAGERTY
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The salvage yards are where I would start, there are lots of Honda cars to choose from out there in re-cycle land. You can usually get some pretty good service from the right place, call a few and talk to them, see what you find out. As to the chewing, rats, squirrels, whatever, there isn't much you can do except don't park your car where they are, maybe chain a dog to the car. When it's parked of course. Lol
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Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 AT 3:42 PM
Tiny
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Unfortunately, all I have is a carport. I was told that cat urine is a deterrent, and I've already figured out how to rinse/filter my cats' boxes into a bucket and onto the cement underneath the car.

I just need to know what the name of the part is. Can't find a schematic online.
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Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 AT 3:51 PM
Tiny
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Hi Shelea,

The part that you are refering to should be the engine harness. The part of 1 foot is broken due to being bitten by squirrels. The harness should be quite long and connects the engine wireharness to the the body harness and the battery. If it is only the main wires, that would be the wire from the battery to the fusebox.

If you are able to load a picture here, we might be able to provide a more accurate description of the wireharness.
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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 AT 9:35 AM
Tiny
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You're right. Our neighborhood shadetree mechanic found replacement parts in a 'recycling yard' so that's taken care of, but the "D" still flashes, and the engine light is still on when I attempt to start it. Back to thinking it's the main relay?
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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 AT 9:46 AM
Tiny
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If you are able to start, it should not be the main relay.

Go into self diagnostics to see if you can retrieve an codes. The D4 and MIL indicating can mean a sensor circuit is open.

Connect a jumper wire across the SCs and turn the ignition switch ON. The MIL should blink the trouble code is any is registered. Likewise the D4 would blink its trouble code.

A delay flash indicates a count of 10 while a quick flash is 1. A longer pause would occur for the next code if there are more than 1.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_SCS91Accord_12.jpg

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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 AT 10:02 AM
Tiny
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No, it doesn't start. Lights work, battery works, engine doesn't kick in.

[quote="KHLow2008"]If you are able to start, it should not be the main relay.
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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 AT 10:06 AM
Tiny
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If that is the case, yes the main relay is the most likely cause.

A bad ECM might have the same symptoms
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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 AT 10:15 AM

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