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#20234 of 20255 Winter maintenance
Nov 17, 2009 (10:25 am)
I have a Kia Rio (2002) and Honda Accord (2008). Both automatic and parked in parking lot. I live in Northern Virginia/DC Metro Area. I would say we have moderate winter. I would be out of country for a month. (late November to late December)
To keep the cars okay do i need to make the arrangement so someone can start the engine periodically (once a week, once in two weeks). please help.
#20235 of 20255 Re: Winter maintenance [jahid]
Nov 17, 2009 (2:53 pm)
A month is long enough to risk having the battery go dead, and possibly freeze.
If you don't mind having to enter security codes for the radio, then I would suggest disconnecting one of the battery cables. Once disconnected it should have enough charge to start the car when you return provided your batteries are in good shape to start with. If your cars are due for an oil change, I would do that before you go so the engine has clean oil when it starts after a long sit.
#20236 of 20255 Re: emaison...have you ever played the shell game? [bimmer4me]
Nov 28, 2009 (4:31 pm)
Veery interested in this as I have a 1999 Accord which has a Limited Edition badge where the LX etc, usually is. It is a vtec 4 with automatic. Very good looking although I suspect the previous owner may have added a few items. I can find NO info on a 99 accord Limited Edition. If anyone knows anything about this car please let me know.
#20237 of 20255 Re: emaison...have you ever played the shell game? [dfrankhill]
Nov 30, 2009 (7:23 am)
Are you sure it isn't "Special Edition?"
#20238 of 20255 Re: emaison...have you ever played the shell game? [thegraduate]
Nov 30, 2009 (12:39 pm)
I am absolutely positive it is Limited Edition.
#20239 of 20255 Re: emaison...have you ever played the shell game? [dfrankhill]
Nov 30, 2009 (3:11 pm)
If the previous owner added a few things, maybe they added their own "Limited Edition" badge from another vehicle?
Kind of like adding Buick port holes on a Chrysler.
#20240 of 20255 Re: emaison...have you ever played the shell game? [mrbill1957]
Nov 30, 2009 (9:04 pm)
Exactly my thoughts; or perhaps the dealer the car was purchased from added a "limited edition" package (you know, mud-guards, interior protectant, gold package, etc sort of things)which really wasn't a trim-level. Honda didn't offer a "Limited Edition" model then (I'm not sure they EVER have, as a matter of fact). SE/Special Edition, yes. L.E., no.
#20241 of 20255 2001 Honda 4cy valve train noise
Dec 01, 2009 (9:18 pm)
I have a 2001 Honda Accord with the 4 cy engine with the variable valve timing. It has 104K miles on the engine. When you are just at an idle hot or cold the valve train is noisy until you get your foot into it a little and start to accelerate. Up to speed is then quite. I think it involves something in the variable valve timing system. I had the timing belt,water pump recommended service performed not long ago.This noise was present before this was done and is still there. I was hoping that when that service was performed that the problem would go away. Is this a normal noise or should I be concerned. If it is something that needs to be taken care of by the Honda Techs what should I tell them to look for or listen for. Any help out there. I really like the car it has an auto tranny that was replaced under warranty and it has been very dependable and fuel efficient and I am not ready to get rid of it yet. Please help!!!!!!!!!
#20242 of 20255 annoying rattle on bumpy roads
Dec 14, 2009 (6:56 pm)
i have a 2000 honda accord , i have an annoying rattle under my car. sounds as if it is coming from passengers front side. i have had to several garages, no one can find problem. i've had bearing, ty rods, balljoints checked. i recently had struts replaced. i had new tires put on, vehicle aligned. still same problem, has anyone experienced this problem? everything seems to be good, i also had the bushings,and motormounts replaced
#20243 of 20255 95 accord leaks on driver floorboard when rains
Jan 02, 2010 (9:48 am)
I have a 95 accord that leaks on the driver's side floorboard when it rains. This has been going on for over a year and I have had everything checked. No one can fix it! All drains and seals are working properly. Windshield is fine. The last person who checked said that it appeared to be coming from around (behind??) the firewall, but can't tell from where. Hose tests are no good because sometimes it takes a day before the water shows up. And it is drenched, often under the seat and to the back. It ONLY happens after a rain. It is not heater or ac related because it happens winter and summer. I love this car and want to get it to 200K before I sell....Please help. I am now desperate....