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#1 of 2254 Honda Accord (1998-2002) Maintenance & Repair
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 12, 2005 (8:39 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 2254 Fading instrument panel
Dec 13, 2005 (8:34 am)
I own a 2002 Accord EX with about 45k miles on it. Lately when driving at night I've noticed a slight fading in the brightness of the instrument panel readouts, sort of in the center. The markings near the end of the tach and the beginning of the odometer are fading a bit. Any ideas/suggestions? Is this an easy fix? An expensive one? Unfortunately, the car is out of warranty now, but has been trouble-free so far.
#4 of 2254 Rpms drop when I'm stopped
Dec 16, 2005 (8:03 am)
2000 Honda Accord LX 4cyl Manual, Hi, I have a low Rpm when I'm stopped at a red light or stop sign, and 10 seconds later it resumes to normal idle, but it's rough at times and I get a vibrating sound as a result...it been going on for the last 2 1/2 weeks...I thought it could be the oil viscosity was warn out...changed the oil no difference...
#5 of 2254 Engine just Dies without warning:
Dec 17, 2005 (1:20 am)
1998 Honda Accord EX 4cyl Automatic, Engine dies without any warning. But it will re-start again. It happens once in awhile. I visit Mel-rapton Honda, if it has a recall on the igniton switch, but according to vin#,they said no recall on it. Don't know what to do,
Some guys say just replace ignition switch, or main relay.
#6 of 2254 Need Advice. Bought used 98 Accord. Now problems
Dec 22, 2005 (6:03 am)
Bought a 98 accord lx about 8 days ago from a dealer. Seemed fine. had 93k on it. the transmission failed yesterday. I have no warranty. Is the dealer liable or responsible for any expenses? The car stopped in the middle of the road, the mechanic said that the axle had popped. Please advice.
I had not checked the car with a mechanic before buying it (should have), trusted his word that it was fine. And I do not have any warranty, the dealer sold it as is. Now I am not sure which way to go. I haven't spoken to the dealer yet. Should I go to 'Better Business Bureau' if the dealer does not help? It is not even 10 days since I bought it.
#7 of 2254 Re: Need Advice. Bought used 98 Accord. Now problems [kulds]
Dec 22, 2005 (8:28 am)
A calm talk with the dealer may help with a "goodwill" fix, but "as is" clears them of any responsibility.
Axles normally don't just pop out unless something is really worn, or the car just had an axle replaced, and the installer didn't correctly lock it into the transmission. If it's the latter, then it may just need to be reinstalled if nothing was damaged.
You may want to have the car inspected by a mechanic to see what failed, and if an axle was just serviced, you could argue the dealer incorrectly repair the car.
#8 of 2254 Re: Need Advice. Bought used 98 Accord. Now problems [mrbill1957]
Dec 22, 2005 (9:28 am)
Thanks for the advice.
I dont know as to why the axle failed yet. It may have worn out. I am getting it inspected by a mechanic. thanks.
#9 of 2254 Re: Need Advice. Bought used 98 Accord. Now problems [kulds]
Dec 22, 2005 (10:48 am)
if you bought a vehicle used from a dealer, did it come with a 30day warranty? what did the window sticker say?
#10 of 2254 2000 Honda accord- replace headlight bulb
Dec 24, 2005 (10:48 am)
I own a 2000 Honda Accord LX- The right headlight does not work- does anyone know how to fix this? -Do I need to replace the bulb or the whole headlight? Asked Dealer and they told me they had to take off the Front bumpber to fix this. is this true?