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#1519 of 1859 Re: 1997 Honda Accord...green fluid leaking out of my car. [jgirlhb]
Nov 01, 2009 (9:03 pm)
Make sure you check the coolant level in your car. It is possible that the level is so low that the temp sensor is no longer submerged in the coolant. If this is the case, it may not send the correct signal to your gage. You might have an overheated engine with the gage reading lower than normal. If you check and find the coolant level low, you can probably fill the radiator with water and be able to drive to a mechanic (if it's not too long a distance.) You don't want to take any chance that the thing might overheat. That can really be the start of some serious problems. Get it looked at as soon as possible.
#1520 of 1859 Re: 1997 Honda Accord...green fluid leaking out of my car. [jgirlhb]
Nov 02, 2009 (11:51 am)
Leaks can be anything from a worn hose to the radiator core rotting out. As others have said, not something you want to wait around on.
#1521 of 1859 Engine Code 71 Common Causes?
Nov 07, 2009 (11:10 pm)
1997 Accord EX 2.2L Manual
Check engine is throwing code 71 (Cylinder 1 misfire)
I replaced my plugs and wires at first, reset the codes and went on my merry way.
Drove fine for about 1,000 miles, Check engine light came on. Reset the ECU Again. Came back after about 600 miles.
This seems to happen only on drives of over two hours and usually when I am fifth gear cruising along the highway.
Took the car from Chicago to St Louis tonight. CEL is again throwing code 71. I reset this alongside the highway, came back about 5 minutes later. Tomorrow morning I will reset it when cold and see if it comes back right away.
What I am wondering is:
What are some of the most likely parts or conditions that may cause this? (EGR valve? Overheating Ignition Control Module?)
Is anyone familiar with this type of problem?
Could this be a timing belt issue?
#1522 of 1859 Re: Engine Code 71 Common Causes? [Trhenning]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 08, 2009 (7:35 am)
I'd switch gasoline to a brand name fuel, and also add fuel injector cleaner and see what happens.
However, a 5th gear misfire does suggest a momentary breakdown of the ignition system.
#1523 of 1859 97 Honda Accord Tires show cracks...
Nov 08, 2009 (2:27 pm)
Hello! I have a 1997 Honda Accord Lx 4-cylinder 4-door. Manufacturing it is during the final year so it is close to 1998. Recently I've seen significant cracks on four of my tires. Just yesterday, I saw some of the tire traction are chipping off. (Looks like dry skin that are wrinkly and can easily scrub off....) I have a concern over safety so I bought it to get some quotes on the tire prices.
Quotations from Costco:
- Michelin Energy ($121.99 each w/ their $70 off promotion = Total is $529.24)
- BFG Touring ($86.99 = Total is $381.24)
Quotations from Les Schwab:
- 86H SS-657 All Season Blackwall ($66.73 + Wheel Spin Balance + Valve Steam + Siping + Tax = Total $418.56)
- 86H Zexius XI-427 All Season Blackwall ($83.47 + Spin Balance + Valve Steam + Siping + Tax = Total $491.55)
Note: I am currently using Michelin from Costco, and it has been 4 years since it was new.
1) Which of the tires above / listed are my best options?
2) Are the price / quotations I received reasonable?
3) Have been using the current tires for a little over than 4 years, is it time to get them replace?
4) What causes my tires to start crackling at the very first place?
Thanks!!!!!! Hope to hear more opinions from you all.
#1524 of 1859 Re: New to site [omarr]
Nov 08, 2009 (2:48 pm)
I think the price is not my priority concern at the time. I am still wondering why they would want me to replace the whole rotor instead of just the pads. I just had a feeling they were lying to me about my rotors were damage and need new ones.
Thanks for all of your replies!! I am so glad to have second opinions. Now I guess I will take that as a lesson and start going to mechanics friends would refer to, at least I know they wouldn't trick me into something costly.
#1525 of 1859 Re: Engine Code 71 Common Causes? [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 08, 2009 (6:48 pm)
Thank you very much. I did the fuel system cleaner, This morning I reset the ECU yet again. I took about an 80 mile drive (expressway, 5th gear) before the problem popped back up. approx 63MPH it the CEL came back on. Again this is a 71 code (has been every time. Only code that seems to pop us is cylinder 1 misfire, not any of the others. Do you think this points to EGR, Ignition Control Module, or somewhat else first and foremost?
All the best,
#1526 of 1859 Re: Engine Code 71 Common Causes? [Trhenning]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 08, 2009 (7:46 pm)
This is an incomplete code, I guess a generic code from Autozone or some such?
This code could signify a gazillion things. It's not much to work with. So you have to get a Honda trouble code on their scanner or a deeper scan and/or more diagnostic work.
If you want me to guess at this point, and I didn't have a scanner, I'd check for vacuum leaks at the manifold and then I'd clean the MAF sensor and see what that does.
This misfire could be caused by so many other components, is the problem.
#1527 of 1859 Re: Engine Code 71 Common Causes? [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 08, 2009 (7:55 pm)
I believe the autozone code is P0031 OBDII, I did have it scanned the first time around. Cylinder 1 misfire. I got the 71 code by jumping the troubleshooting connector and counting the long and short flashes on the CEL. According to the book, it is the same code. The problem I am having with figuring out what to replace is that it doesn't happen all the time. Just after the car had been running at highway speeds for a continued period of time. I know an EGR is $100, an ignition module between 60-70. Trying to save replacing more than what is required. Maybe a set of bad wires perhaps, but I did just replace them. Wondering about an overheating part too.
#1528 of 1859 Re: Engine Code 71 Common Causes? [Trhenning]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 08, 2009 (8:02 pm)
no, 7-1 (if that's what you got by counting flashes) is not a Honda misfire code. That's an air bag code according to my book.
There's P0171, lean fuel mixture, which does indicate possible 02 or EGR problems.
P0131 is also an H20 sensor code.