1993 Honda del Sol SiR from UK and Ireland - Comments

11th Mar 2001, 03:04

I also have problems with a leaky boot and rattly roof. Can you help with advice on how to solve these problems.

Thank you.

Steve.

(stephen.domone@virgin.net)

12th Apr 2001, 16:54

Regarding the roof leaks and rattles, I have read where Honda has re-engineered the seals for the roof. I have a 1994 del Sol Si, have not experienced these problems. Great car! Great car company!

18th Jun 2001, 11:18

Please, how did you fix the roof rattle?

9th Feb 2002, 10:34

Various leaks. My 4th Del Sol. Love the car. This one is a 1993 just purchased January 2002 with 30,000 miles. I did not have the leaking problem with the other three, a 93,94 and a 96. Totaled the 96. My ideal car is a convertible, small, sporty and great gas mileage, reasonably priced. This is the only car that fits the bill, (that I know of).

18th May 2002, 09:05

My husband has a 93 Del Sol which he loves. He has the same leaking and rattling problem, though he is only concerned about the leaks.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Susan@weymouthlabs.com.

30th Jul 2002, 14:03

94 CRX/Del Sol electric roof problem. Roof does not work. Is there any sort of manual override? Please help!

M12esh@www.com.

30th Aug 2002, 16:05

Have heard about the leaky and rattling roof and been told that lubricating it on a regular basis is a big help. Go to a Honda Dealer for more information on lubrication.

23rd Sep 2002, 09:02

LOVE my 93 Del Sol... but I seem to be experiencing a Caliper problem which is VERY noisy when I back up. The right rear caliper locked and started smoking-which led to both rear calipers being replaced. Done professionally, outside the dealership, I have had the car back 3 times. They tell me there is nothing wrong and they have had the whole rear end apart. Sounds like I ran over an animal every time I back up. What is the problem? How do I correct it? While they still guarantee their work...PLEASE

Geri Taylor Golski (kqpggqueen@yahoo.com)

19th Jan 2003, 15:53

I've just bought a 1993 Del Sol with 45000 miles on it (manual removable roof type). It's great, but after being parked in the rain, I start to drive and hear water splashing about somewhere behind, then it seems to go away after a couple of miles. Also, a lot of condensation builds up in the boot, soaking it through. The water isn't gathered in the bottom of the boot though, I've checked that. Can anyone help me cure this? (john.griff100@btopenworld.com). Thanks.

30th Jan 2003, 11:10

I have a 1993 Honda Del Sol with 61,000 miles. I have the same problem with the leaky roof and the rattling. The rattling doesn't bother me so much as the leak. Any solutions to this problem would be appreciated.

Email me at Zona5130@hotmail.com.

8th May 2003, 22:40

I have a 1995 Del Sol Si. I have put new 15" TRW wheels and new low profile high performance tires on it. The steering wheel is pulling out of my hand when I brake... especially if I am on a bumpy road. It does NOT do this when I have my 14" wheels and snows on it. Any thoughts on what it might be? No one seems to be able to figure it out...HELP!

Thanks,

Toodopey4@aol.com.

26th May 2005, 09:09

For all people having leaky boot/window problems and roof squeak problems visit:

http://www.teamdelsol.com/technical/howto/

Follow the guides, and that should help sort your problems.

Adam.

6th Oct 2005, 02:29

Hi, I bought my 94 CRX VTEC a year ago this month & totally freaked when I noticed water in my front passenger area, and in other areas when I wash the car (which I should do more often). Consulting other convertible/targa owners put me at ease, telling me that it is expected with removable roof cars, but should not be excessive.

The rubbers & hard parts that lay against each other do so in the slightest of ways in some areas, therefore any slight deviation from their position will result in a leak.

Ensure you open your doors, click the windows up, then shut the doors, if you have had the windows open.

Ensure the roof rubbers to the rear fit into the rubbers along the B-pillar, not push onto the top - the roof rubbers should be seated).

Do not wash with full-stream nozzle up against rubbers/corners etc like washing a hardtop - be gentle.

I am not suffering a boot leak, so I have no suggestions, nor do I suffer from a rattling roof (well my car doesn't).

28th Nov 2005, 10:15

I have a 92 import Del sol and I have recently had tints put on my car. for 3 months the driver side window was fine until recently. I have now had the tint re applied for the fourth time and have come to the conclusion that my seals are worn away and rough so now causing friction. can anyone tell me where I can purchase new seals for doors and roof without buying them from main dealer?

29th Mar 2007, 20:19

I have a '93 Del Sol S. It has 188k miles and I have only had minor problems. I experience the rattling, but mostly the leaking. The weird part it doesn't leak when on the move. My car runs great and I get so many looks on the road. This is my first car and I have tried selling it, but I just can't bring myself to get rid of it. My dad also has a Del Sol, the Si with a five speed and we are looking to buy our third Del Sol. The gas mileage is great and I couldn't ask for a better running car. One thing you have to watch out for is the alignment gets off very easily. I love this car!

21st Sep 2008, 15:30

Enough already with the leaking roof comments. How the heck do you fix it?

28th Jun 2009, 16:09

I have a 92 SiR and can't get the boot open nor does the roof work. Has anyone else had this problem, if so how do you get into the boot!!

2nd Dec 2009, 23:22

Everyone on here asks "how do you fix a rattling roof?" If you have fixed your noisy, squeaky roof, tell us all how you did it! That way we no longer have to drive around in a car that sounds like an old wooden roller coaster! Thanks for all the help!

17th Jan 2010, 11:26

I agree with the last couple of comments. Why post 20 posts of the same question about rattling and leaking targa roofs, and give your personal email so none of the other thousands of Del Sol owners get to fix their cars with the same problem. Would you rather we all start emailing your personal emails to see what you found out? Would you like a thousand emails a month from us? If you found someone replied to your personal email and the solution sounded good, copy and paste it here for the rest of us!!!

4th Feb 2010, 01:22

I'm from the southern USA (that's my excuse). For it's taken 20 comments for me to figure out the boot that's leaking isn't the shift boot. But the TRUNK. I've learned a little today.

I just bought a 93 with 160,660 miles. I drove it home and parked it in the garage. The paint (a repaint) was so faded I've been using polishing compound (in my spare time). I'm in love and I've only driven it 12 miles, but I'm getting a real education from all of the above.