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Is it worth the effort to overhaul a 95 integra starter?

In 30 years of repairing these units I have never found one to have brushes and commutators that were worn beyond the service limit. The failure in these units is the solenoid contacts. These are not ...
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Tie-rod final test

No - that's all you need to test. Now drive the car to a nearby garage and get them to do a front-end alignment on it - you won't have gotten everything exactly where it needs to be, so let them fix ...
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95 Integra Key requires jiggling to start

As a locksmith I recommend that you get a CODE CUT key (i.e., a new key cut to factory specifications, rather than by tracing your old key) first before you try doing anything else. Find a local ...
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95 Integra LS Starter: Procedure to replace plunger and starter

NOTICE: I've not done this work to the starter you have listed. I can tell you from watching the video and from practical experience which I've had doing similar, this is a straightforward, easily ...
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Difficulty removing Outer Tie Rod from steering knuckle

Using a BFH (Big F-ING Hammer), hit the steering knuckle right on the end, directly in line with the arm. Leave the jack in place and don't be afraid of it. Hit it like you mean it. The tie rod end ...
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How to properly apply heat to loosen screwed-in outer tie rod

Keep the torch pointed at the exact same spot, don't move it around. There is usually dirt or metal shaving nearby that will start to glow orange, that's your cue that it's hot enough. 30 seconds is a ...
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Outer Tie-rod removal

2 things about removing inner tie-rods: Yes, the outer tie-rod (tie-rod end) needs to come off first in order for most tie-rod removal tools to go on In my experience, tie-rod removal tools don't ...
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How to pin brake piston: required to install new brake pads

It should not take a "ridiculous amount of torque" to open up the pad spacing to fit over the rotor. First of all, before you place the new pads you should ensure that the piston is pushed ...
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95 Acura Integra LS: 3rd, left & right brake lights remain on after engine shutdown

Look at the brake light switch, then look for the plastic stopper that the switch plunger contacts. If it is missing or broken the switch plunger does not get pushed in causing the lights stay on all ...
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te: 95 Integra Engine Coolant leak

Finding oil in the coolant system most often means a broken head gasket. There is a tester that you can use to see if this is a problem, which costs $35 or so. Amazon has one here: https://www.amazon....
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Tie-rod boot replacement

I was a Service Manager for and Acura dealership. Also an ASE master tech. Put the boot in hot water for a few minutes. This will soften the boot, making it more pliable, allowing you to push/slide it ...
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Difficulty removing Outer Tie Rod from steering knuckle

Using a proper ball joint separator makes this much easier - either a pickle fork (basically a wedge that you hammer in): or threaded-type:
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Grinding clutch

This is a transmission, not a clutch problem. The only time the clutch itself can make any noise is during engagement/disengagement. You may hear noise if the clutch is slipping, but it wouldn't be ...
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95 Integra Key requires jiggling to start

You might find lubrication may help temporarily. However, if the switch mechanism or the key mechanism is wearing and beginning to jam then it will only get worse. I would consider replacing the ...
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Won't pass emissions, Bad ECU?

Does it show a check engine light (CEL)? Search for Integra CEL ECU Codes and you will find instructions to show any system codes and take appropriate action. If you aren't getting a CEL then ...
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95 Integra LS Starter: Procedure to replace plunger and starter

Disconnect the battery before doing any work. The solenoid is directly connected to the battery. Should you short it during removal/installation you will get a nice rain of sparks, a glowing hot ...
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95 Integra LS starting difficulty

That starter looks like a smaller version of the one in my Land Rover Discover 2. I have previously replaced the contact in the starter solenoid with replacement kit I purchased through Ebay. The ...
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95 Integra LS Starter Control Wiring

I believe the starter cut relay is another name for the neutral safety switch. It is a switch to prevent you from starting your car when it is in gear without the clutch pedal depressed (if manual ...
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95 Integra LS fails to start: proposed "jump test"

On the end of the solenoid on the starter, there are the two main posts: large one for power; smaller one which is the energizer wire. It is completely within reason to test the starter by jumping ...
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95 Integra Key requires jiggling to start

If the car has been driven a lot, it's a fair bet that the tumblers inside the ignition cylinder are worn down or smoothed in addition to the normal wear and tear on the key. I would start with ...
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95 Integra LS Starter: Procedure to replace plunger and starter

I have had experience re-building starter motors from ride-on lawnmowers right up to large heavy duty starter motors for diesel engines in tractors and Heavy good vehicles. This is, as explained by ...
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Sheared Bolt: 95 Integra LS

That "nut like" property is called a tapped hole. Either into a casting, through a thick stamped steel piece, or sometimes they actually weld "nuts" to the backside of a piece of ...
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Sheared Bolt: 95 Integra LS

Seen those "easyouts" snap off making the task even harder... The tool I use involves drilling into the bolt then hammering a hardened shaft which has special flutes cut into it into the ...
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Sheared Bolt: 95 Integra LS

The standard way to remove sheared bolt would be to drill a hole in the center of the bolt at use an "easyout" bolt extractor to unscrew the bolt. If there is enough of the bolt sticking ...
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Does Rotor Scoring caused by old brakepads warrant rotor replacement?

To get the best performance from your new brake pads, you either need to resurface (if the disks are thick enough) or replace the rotors. You could run them as is, but again, you'd not be getting the ...
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Diagnosing buzzing / grinding sound

This is the brake fluid tank. Underneath it likely has the ABS actuators, which likely make the sound you are hearing. I'd start by diagnosing ABS (with a scanner). If you don't have the scanner that ...
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95 Acura Integra ABS dashboard indicator

A red ABS warning light has no different meaning from an orange or yellow warning light. The warninght light can turn on for a few reasons: One or more wheel speed sensors have failed One or more ...
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95 Integra LS starter selection

I've been in your situation before and I referenced Carid's write up on New VS Remanufactured which states what is involved in the remanufacturing: A remanufactured part is one that has undergone a ...
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95 Integra Starter

As CharlieRB noted, it is most likely your starter. If your starter is gone, you should have the following symptoms: No turning motion or engine sounds at all (other than possibly some fans and/or ...
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95 Integra Starter

Since it was working after the battery change, then quit, it sounds like the starter has failed. If you really want to know for sure, you will have to remove the starter and take it to the parts store ...
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