About Honda Del Sol
Honda Del Sol, also known as Honda Civic Del Sol or Honda Civic CRX, is a compact sport car produced by the renowned Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda Motor Co., Ltd. from 1992 to 1997. The first Honda Del Sol was introduced in 1992 in Japan and the United Kingdoms and 1993 in the United States as a 2-seater, front-engine, and front-wheel drive 2-door roadster. It was designed to succeed the popular Honda CR-X and built on the Honda Civic platform.
When the Honda Del Sol was available in 1993 in the United States, it was offered in two trim levels: base SiR and upscale VX. In 1994, the available trim levels became base S and upscale Si. The Honda Civic Del Sol name was discontinued after 1995 in the United States. Base Del Sol S model was powered by a 1.5 L SOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylineer engine and the upscale Del Sol Si got power from a 1.6 L SOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder engine with Honda's VTEC. Both engines were fitted along with either a 4-speed automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual transmission. North American Del Sol stopped production since 1997.
Honda Del Sol Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a Targa top vehicle, which is a semi-convertible car body style with a removable roof section and a full width roll bar behind the seats, Honda Del Sol is quite popular among car enthusiasts. What could not avoid is that it will wear and tear and appear problems like these:
First, engine performance suffers. As engine condition can often be seen as the preview of the whole vehicle's condition, so Honda Del Sol engine issues were put forward by many Del Sol drivers. They told that as accumulation of mileage, they can gradually hear squealing or loud knocking noise from the front of the vehicle and smell burning oil smell after finding the vehicle was gulping oil, the engine also performed worse so that losing power while acceleration and experiencing hard starting or no starting, sometimes overheating. Once Check Engine Light in your Honda Del Sol comes on, rod bearing, oil filter, drive belt, water pump, timing cover, valve cover gasket, and oil pan gasket could be the reason, so check them thoroughly first.
Second, suspension failure. You will know the importance of a well-functioned suspension system after suffering from unpleasant driving experience brought by excessive vibration. In Honda Del Sol, drivers normally found the suspension failure would show symptoms as poor handling due to shaky or loose steering wheel, steering pulling to the left or right unintentionally, audible grinding noises while turning and severely damaged front tires and brakes. In general, these signs could be attributed to the Del Sol control arm, shock and strut member, control arm bushing and coil spring insulator.
However, apart from above mentioned auto parts, some other parts in Honda Del Sol also should get maintained in a regular basis. Emblem would fall off, hood latch would unlatch, headlight switch and window regulator would go wrong, so for your Honda Del Sol's overall quality, please perform routine maintenance on them.
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