15th Feb 2004, 12:11

Can someone show me a diagram of the removal of the alternator from my 89 prelude. Just where is the bottom mounting bolt located and the best way to get to it.

19th Mar 2004, 15:39

Hey, I also have an '89 Honda Prelude, and I LOVE it. Anyway, my alternator decided to die on me not so long ago as well. It's on the bottom right corner of the car if you are standing in front of it looking under the hood... there are only two bolts holding it down, but sometimes the power steering gets in the way... loosen that and you should be able to replace your alternator yourself in no time flat. Oh... and I second the comment about the tail lights... I couldn't find upgrades anywhere.


6th Apr 2004, 17:06

Hey guys, I have an 89 2.0Si as well. The car is a blast. Beats new Mustangs and Camaros. I just purchased a cat-back exhaust system for it and will soon be doing a motor swap and probably the addition of a turbo. Within the next year I'll have it running 11 second 1/4 times which will be the fastest street Honda I've seen out here. The car Rocks, Any one who wants one, Don't hesitate, I've no problems with mine.

22nd Aug 2004, 23:51

I have a '90 prelude and I can't seem to find any performance parts out there for it, can you tell me where I can find stuff? any help would be greatly appreciated.

7th Dec 2004, 19:30

Hey guys,

Just bought me an 89 Prelude and am loving it tooto.

Was hoping someone could tell me the REAL specs for the the engines B20A5??

I looked it up and only found 110hp? That can't be right can it. They got more grunt than that?

Hope someone can help.


1st Apr 2005, 11:13

Hey there crew, I have had my 89 SI for two months, I absolutely am in love with it. It is gold and I just put leather seat covers on, they look and feel great. It has however already been broken into, so I am out $150 for the replacement of my driverside window. Make sure you all park your cars in safe places, Preludes are a target out there. Enjoy.

11th Apr 2005, 15:30

I bought an 89 2.0 Si with 165,000 miles on it in Oct of 2003. She tripped 200,000 in March of 2005. It runs like a top. There have been a few minor problems with it. But what do ya expect from a 16 year old car with over 200,000 miles on it that can outrun V-6 mustangs without breaking a sweat and still get 32+ miles per gallon. I love her to death.

Hampton Roads, Va.

12th Jun 2005, 10:56

I just got a 89 Honda prelude it is nice, I just put a body kit on it and messed with the chip and now it can go up to 129 mph.

17th Jul 2005, 03:55

I have a 89 prelude Si 2.0 4ws. It is great, I love it to death. I have had it for five years now. The only problem I have had with mine is the transmission going out. The prelude 2.0 Si came with a 135 hp factory. I have raced mine against a 300z. I was running 140 before it topped out. I could not believe it! Everything on my car was factory then. Now I have a cat back system, cold air intake, new Ecu chip, and the block has been bored 20 over and the head has been shaved. It also has high compression rings and gaskets. I have about $3000 just in the motor. I plan on having fun with it when I get back from IRAQ!!!

25th Oct 2005, 16:46

For a complete online manual for the 1988-1991 Prelude, go to www.prelude3g.com, then go to "Documentation" at the top and look for it in the list.

17th Nov 2005, 09:20

For all your 3rd Gen (88-91) Prelude needs, go to www.PreludePower.com. Beautiful site.

I have a Black 89 Si. Haven't driven it yet because I bought it with a blown engine and I'm replacing it.

Props to all Luders.

30th Dec 2005, 20:51

Whats up prelude drivers? I got a 89 4ws and it treats me great. I got 17" rims, eibach lowering suspension. I had to get my lights for the rear custom made. I love my car and I'm going to keep it 4ever. I smoked almost everybody that tried me.

22nd Feb 2006, 16:50

I own a 89 Si with a b21 rebuilt engine, short shifter kit, exhaust, lowered on tokico blues shocks and eibach springs. I love it to death. Regarding your taillights. If you don't like the orange blinker lights, you could consider swapping them with the taillights of the 90-91 preludes. Keep in mind that you will need to get a new trunk piece and bumper in order for the lights to fit though. You're better off keeping the taillights... they're not all that bad, who knows, in a few more years, maybe they will be the cat's meow.

30th May 2006, 00:04

> Preludes are a target out there. Enjoy.

Do what I did for my "daily driver": Buy one with a little rust and some cosmetic dents for a $1000 -- then it looks like just any other crappy beater coupe, and people leave it alone. And, since you saved a pile of dough buying an already "tenderized" car, you can flog the thing like hell, and it won't lose a penny of re-sale value.

After all, a REAL sports car is MEANT to be flogged day-in, day-out, not be a gingerly-driven work of gleaming art clean enough to eat off of. Honda didn't throw a 6750rpm redline under the hood for no reason. Sooner or later, every car is going to get T-boned by a blue-hair who can't see over the dash of her Buick -- so you might as well enjoy the thing while you can.

(I also never lock my doors -- If I ever have to pull my stolen-for-a-joyride car out of police impound lot, I don't want to have to deal with busted glass. NEVER, EVER lock your EFFING DOORS, because glass is the easiest thing in the world to break. Locking your doors doesn't save your property; it only costs you money to replace the windows.)

11th Jun 2006, 01:18

I bought an 89' Prelude SI 4WS last year. Every things stock, but I am thinking of getting a pod filter (as soon as I figure out where the stock air filter is). I thought it ran OK, until I found out how to engage the "S4" mode. I was pleasantly surprised.

2nd Sep 2007, 11:44

It's nice to see that people love their 3rd Gen prelude's as much as I do. I have the 2.0 si. My car is actually 2 89's put together. Both needed something the other had, so after 1350$ later I had my own Prelude. I think the body, lamps, and everything look great stock. Besides those parts are hard to come by. I think it's better to work on your engine, like adding an intake. I too have seen sites say that the Prelude's hp isn't that high, but whatever my car is fast and the locals know it. I've never seen a car handle like mine or one that had the charm the same way any other vintage honda has. The Prelude is a beloved car to me, I plan on keeping mine forever, good luck to you guys and your beautiful cars.

6th Mar 2008, 17:04

I love my '89 Honda Prelude! It has 250K+ miles... but it's still running great! :)

29th May 2008, 11:01

I got a 1989 Honda Prelude yellow 2 seater for my 16th, and I love just sitting in it; it feels pretty sporty.

11th Jun 2009, 17:12

I have a 89 Prelude. It was and is my first car. If I had the choose between a 89 Prelude and a Dodge Viper, I would choose the Prelude; it handles amazing stock, but with some new shocks and springs, OMG never could get better!

It is lowered and sitting on 17' in hotwheel rims (off a S2000), they look so hot.

I also tinted the windows, added a stereo with a 1400 watt sub sitting down in the spare tire well.

This is a stock engine, but I got it up to 130. I beat a 2009 S2000. And a 2006 Honda Pilot, 1997 Ford F150 5.7L with a supercharger. The Ford hit 120mph, but I smoked that truck.

I love my car and never will get rid of it. I can't wait to get a h22 engine for it with a turbo, it will be unstoppable.

If anyone has any web sites, for it please send me a email!!! Antdog2@comcast.net.