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#12446 of 13114 uh oh !!! big problem !!
Oct 12, 2005 (3:53 pm)
well here i am again. i havnt started the daunting task of working on my new problem but its always good to get some other ideas befor i start trouble shooting myself.
any input from any one will be taken into consideration and is greatly appriciated.
i have a 1991 honda accord ex. about 2 weeks ago the muffler blew off. ok no biggie just wait till i got the money and replace it right. problem is that the flex joint, befor the cat, sprung a leak as well. this caused a bit off a back pressure problem. car started great but after a little while it seemed the engine would bog and stumble and continue to loose power even under light acceleration. if u pressed the gas peddle to the floor it would accelerate out of it and run fine. but eventually it would come back again forcing me to accelerate out of it again.
got the exaust fixed hoping that the issue was the back pressure lose, and the flex pipe new muffler and tail pipe would solve this problem.
but the problem still persisted!!
it was a little harder to tell but it was definitly still doing it. so i decided to ride it out till i could really start working on it. only drove it a few times.
i pulled the plugs and cleaned them up a little. they had obviously been over heated. they were a little white with some green corosion but otherwise ok. i sanded the corosion off lightly and cleaned them up and put them back in. this did not help any as the problem came back again.
today on my way into town the throttle started to do the same symptoms. power would start to lag, car would shutter a little, started to loose some power, same as usuall. so i accelerated to get threw it but the car kept shuttering threw the acceleration and sounded like real put putts. took my foot off the gas and it stopped. press the gas again and a large cloud of whitish gas comes out the back end. foot off the gas and the smoke clears. press gas again and poof another cloud of smoke and the shuddering continues.
ok so i started to pull over and the car stalls. everytime i try to restart the car its pumpin alot of white smoke out the exaust and seems to iether stumble or miss during cranking and will not start.
fun stuff huh. any advice, ideas, and or help would be appriciated.
Oct 12, 2005 (3:57 pm)
My wife and I will be picking up our 2006 Accord EX-L this weekend and we are wondering if it's possible to rewire the provided XM to Sirius. We currently have a subscription to Sirus and I'd hate to have to use two different satellite services. Our sales guy said the only way would be to use one of those units that broadcasts an FM signal that you then tune in with you receiver...Any other ideas? Thanks in advance.
#12448 of 13114 Re: XM Radio Question [cyberscout]
Oct 12, 2005 (4:19 pm)
Why not cancel the Dog and enjoy the great integrated XM features and programming in your new Accord?
#12449 of 13114 Re: I asked... [h0merj1]
Oct 12, 2005 (5:23 pm)
"If the problem is that the balancer belt is off, would that have a code come up with a computer diagnostic? Also, is it a pretty easy thing to fix or is it a very pricey thing to correct?"
As to your first question, probably not since a simple balance shaft matter is not related to ECU control of emissions or general engine performance. Getting to the balance shafts belt involves much the same work as accessing the timing belt with commensurately similar labor charges. If it were me, I'd have the Honda dealership which did the timing belt and balance shafts belt replacements do the tear-down. (There're actually two balance shafts which counter-rotate. If either is out of sync, mucho vibration.) Check your work order receipt to verify whether the balance shaft belt was replaced. If it turns out the dealership's brainiacs "timed" the balance shafts belt incorrectly, you'd have every reason to expect the repair to be done without charge. Take your complaint straight to the dealership's general manager - he has the power to over-rule the service manager and make things happen. If it turns out that it's their mistake, then it's their problem. If necessary, take 'em to small claims court.
#12450 of 13114 Re: uh oh !!! big problem !! [kazuma1]
Oct 12, 2005 (5:52 pm)
If it's really white smoke and it doesn't smell like burning oil, the only other thing it can be is coolent. You might have a leaking head gasket.
#12451 of 13114 Re: Popping/creaking noise with New Accord [korvsjap]
Oct 12, 2005 (7:02 pm)
For that "window tapping" noise, you might want to check that it isn't the front headrests vibrating in their holders. I had this clicking noise near my left ear that I thought was coming from the B pillar, and it was the headrests. I placed clear tape around the steel posts, and noise went away.
I'm experiencing the door thing too ... sort of a rubbing sound.
#12452 of 13114 Re: 2005 Ex-V6 Accord Problems - front end thump [rfrf]
Oct 12, 2005 (7:21 pm)
To rfrf (post 11177 on July 1, 2005...
I have a question for you. You mentioned no dealership will admit to knowledge of this issue, with reference to a TSB. Do you have a TSB number that you are referring to? What was the TSB that was distributed to Honda's service departments, and when?
#12453 of 13114 Re: Any luck using BBB Auto Line? [ssteelma]
Oct 12, 2005 (7:35 pm)
DId you find that the interior rattling issues had a big impact in trade-in value? I'm trying to get some idea of its impact as I work through Honda and the BBB.
#12454 of 13114 Re: I asked... [haefr]
Oct 12, 2005 (7:41 pm)
One problem is that I've already gone to Honda to have the timing belt checked since another mechanic at Midas told me it was the timing belt being off that causes the vibration. Another poster on here tells me the problem could be the balance belt. So I'd like to take it to Honda to have them check it out, but they already chared me $90 the first time for looking into the timing belt being the cause. I honestly don't know if it's a problem and they just chose to tell me it was ok so they wouldn't have to repair the car for nothing. Another potential problem could be that I had the work done at a Honda in a different city than the one I currently live in.
I really would want to have that checked because I feel that must be the cause of the vibration.
What sort of potential problems could this create, the longer it goes unchecked?
#12455 of 13114 Re: Any luck using BBB Auto Line? [tomliv]
Oct 12, 2005 (8:00 pm)
Just my opinion, but I would be suprised that rattles would effect trade in value of a car.
Most dealers look at age, overall condition, and miles on the car when offering a trade in value. I've witnessed them take the car for a short drive around the block, some have just drove the car thru their lot.
If they would complain of a rattle, I would be shocked. They realize that the car is used, and a rattle is nothing unusual.
Now is a rattle something that you should live with, I would have to say no. It will be interesting if the BBB is willing to go after a rattle, when they most likely have cases they feel take higher priority.