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Bunker Hill, WV
Is the antenna also in the rear window?
Just to clarify.... if it starts running bad , you can shut it off and then re-start it and it will run OK again for a while? And all you do is shut it off with the key and re-start it? Just confused with the "runs poorly until I shut it off and start it again"
Noise consistent with engine speed or vehicle speed? Bad tire wear or wheel bearing? Rotate tires to help rule them out as cause.
Swapped harness and PCMs?
Check the 'inertia' switch .
Do you hear an annoying high pitched metallic whine ? If so , the pump failed , probably time for a trans. The fluid level is correct , right? (checked after warmed up on LEVEL ground -engine OFF)
Pull the plugs , set the crank so all the pistons are mid-stroke, then pressurize the cooling system to 15 Lbs. and watch the cylinders.wait at least 15 min. too see if any fluid build-up. Post results . Was the head pressure tested at a machine shop , prior to re-installing it? Was it re-surfaced?
Try changing the O-ring at the inlet side (from the larger hose off the reservoir).Very common problem on the older ones. It can suck air in through that fitting if the O-ring has gotten to brittle and worn out. Also check for wet spots on that large hose from the reservoir , it could be deteriorated and allowing air in too. That would generally show up when the car sits for a while. Third , if the reservoir screen is clogged , it will aggravate the other two possibilities I described. Make sure to use ONLY Honda power steering fluid! Other types could damage rack seals.
Was the timing belt ever replaced? Not related directly , but if it's let go , you can plan on just getting another engine (or car).
FLUSH brake system , sounds like you got moisture in the fluid and as it heats up it expands , causing the brakes to engage by themselves. Been about 15 years since I've seen that , but it's possible.