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#1 of 1849 Honda Accord (1994-1997) Maintenance & Repair
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 12, 2005 (8:38 pm)
In order to make the original and highly popular “Honda Accord Owners: Problems and Solutions” forum more manageable, we are dividing that forum into “Accord generations”.
Please make sure you are in the right generation for your Accord, and then post your questions concerning any maintenance or repair item.
Thank you again for helping to make the Accord forums so great here at Edmunds!
#2 of 1849 GOOD MOVE
Dec 13, 2005 (8:17 pm)
That was a good move. Certainly owners of this certain generation of Acord have a LOT to share and help each other....
#3 of 1849 Re: Honda Accord (1994-1997) Maintenance & Repair [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 14, 2005 (6:31 pm)
Great idea, I have a 1996 LX auto 4-door. Will post here a lot! (hopefully not, though)
#5 of 1849 97 accord se 4cyl auto
Dec 15, 2005 (10:25 pm)
Thinking of buying a 97 4cyl auto SE. Went to the probs and solutions page. Holy cow...thousands of posts. Too much to wade through in a week. Can any give me insight of what to look for as far a problem areas on these cars to look for. I currently have a 97 Olds Aurora that has finally kicked me in the wallet for the last time and I am going to fix it for the last time and get rid of this beautiful but expensive car (to keep up). I am looking at a Honda as I understand they are very reliable and hold resale value (which I cant say of my Aurora). Specifically, looking at a 97 accord SE 4cyl Auto. From the little bit I know, the Tranny may be the problem area with these cars. Any adivce would be greatly appreciated.
#6 of 1849 Re: 97 accord se 4cyl auto [metalmyke]
Dec 16, 2005 (12:53 am)
I have an auto-equipped 4-cyl accord as well. Its a 1996, purchased late 1995, and has the same 130 hp engine as the 97 SE. After 155,000 miles, the tranny has given me no problem at all. It has not been babied, but driven in rush hour 70 miles a day, 5x a week. I've spent less than $500 in repairs over the life of the car (other than tires and brakes). You are making a good choice for reliability, but I imagine the lack of horsepower will be evident, coming from the Aurora.
#7 of 1849 re. 95 V-6 Accord, Starting problems
Dec 17, 2005 (9:46 pm)
My 95 V-6 Accord has a starting problem occasionally. It cranks but sometimes does not fire up. Sometimes it stalls out after it's been driven for sometime. Also, after it has warmed up, it feels like it misfires but there's no pattern at all to the seeming misfires. I thought the difficulty firing up might be due to cold mornings but a couple of cans of dri-gas has not prevented the starting problem, and neither has a mild day.
Most times it starts but some mornings it leaves us without the use of a car. And sometimes trying it again a few hours later will start it up. Has anyone had this problem and what did you do to solve it?
#8 of 1849 Re: re. 95 V-6 Accord, Starting problems [smarin]
Dec 18, 2005 (9:52 pm)
Your car may need a tune up...
But then it might have some typical problems of many '95 V6 models that are covered under Honda's Service Bulletin 98-081. Check with your Honda Service.
I am not sure, but I think they will take care of it under an extended warranty that was granted to owners of this (and several other '95-'96-'97) model -- BUT ONLY IF THE "CHECK ENGINE" LIGHT COMES UP.
#9 of 1849 95 Accord Losing Gas Mileage
Dec 19, 2005 (7:30 pm)
My 95 Accord EX has gone from getting about 31 mpg hwy to about 26. I believe the problem is that the RPM's used to be at about 2500 at about 64 mph and I could noticably feel the RPM's kick downward. Now, the RPM's are at about 2750 at 64 mph. I was wondering if anyone had an idea about why the RPM's don't kick down like they used to?
#10 of 1849 Re: 95 Accord Losing Gas Mileage [earnesty]
Dec 19, 2005 (7:38 pm)
My guess is your lock-up torque converter isn't locking up.
I'm assuming your 95 uses a lock-up converter, although not familiar with that year.