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#1148 of 2262 My 1998 Honda Accord Lx Locks
Dec 20, 2007 (11:37 am)
My 1998 Honda Accord LX locks are having issues. The locks were working with the keyless remote and the switch on my door, now my car won't lock with the keyless remote nor with the switch inside the car. I have to manually lock all the doors. At first I thought it was my battery because it needed to be replaced, I have now replaced the battery but the locks still won't work. Also the windows on the passenger side are not rolling down anymore. Does anyone know what is going on? I am really hoping it is only a fuse, but someone said it could be the ECU. Please help me. Thanks and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
#1149 of 2262 Re: Prioritizing Maintence on 2000 Accord [lletourn]
Dec 20, 2007 (12:49 pm)
The air filter on that model of car is SUPER EASY to change. Buy a $10 at AutoZone or Wal-Mart (I bought an STP air filter for my grandmother's 2002 LX 4-cyl Accord) and changed it in 30 seconds!
Not sure about the rest, as I'm not a mechanic at ALL!
#1150 of 2262 Re: 2000 Honda accord- replace headlight bulb [engman]
Dec 20, 2007 (7:41 pm)
You don't need to remove a bumper for this. I think they're trying to make a lot of money on an easy fix. If the bulb is burned out (which I assume is the case), it can be replaced by yourself easily. Basically, open the hood, find the old bulb, twist/rotate it, pull it out, remove the wire. Installation is the reverse of removal. It should take 5 minutes and you don't need any tools. Also, be careful not to touch the glass - the oil from your skin will create problems with heat and shorten the life of the bulb.
I recommend that you apply a small amount of dielectric grease to the contacts on the bulb to keep water out, and that you replace both the left and right bulbs at the same time - they fail at about the same time.
You can find the grease and bulbs at any auto parts store. I use the regular Sylvania. The other more expensive one (have a bluish color) are a gimic and burn out quickly.
#1151 of 2262 Re: Prioritizing Maintence on 2000 Accord [lletourn]
Dec 20, 2007 (8:29 pm)
The others are right: You can do most of that stuff yourself and save a bundle. I've actually done most of it recently.
You can a decent paper air filter (Fram, Bosch, etc) for $15.00 To replace the air filter, locate the air box on the passenger side of the car, pop the 4 clips, lift the top off, remove the filter, and clean any leaves and debris out of the air box.
The PCV valve is also easy, should cost ~$3, and take 5 minutes. It's located on the top side of the engine near the backside. It's connected to a rubber hose and plugs into the valve cover. Pull the PCV valve out of the cover, slide the hose clamp down the hose with a pair of plyers, and pull the valve out of the hose. If it's really stuck on there, soak the old PCV valve in a cup of warm water. This will cause the hose to expand so it's easier to remove. Getting the new PCV valve on there require a bit of attrition, but it will eventually slide on there.
The plugs and wires are also pretty easy, should take under an hour, and can be done by yourself ~$60. I didn't replace the rotor and cap, but it looked straightforward in the manual. I've heard that NKG plugs (same used by Honda) seem to work better than the Bosch, but I had to goto NAPA to get them. Also, you only need the $2-$4 platinum plugs - anything more is a gimmick. Make sure to put anti-sieze compound on the threads and be careful to not cross thread the new plugs. Also, I found it helps to use the old boot plug to remove the old plugs and start the new ones. For the plug wires, start on one side and replace one at a time.
For $200 dollars, they better take the fuel injectors out and sonicate them in Triton-X 100 for an hour. I doubt it. They probably dump a bottle of fuel system cleaner in the tank and let chemistry takes it's course. Valvoline only charges $80 for that treatment. The throttle body is probably cleaned with the same canned stuff that you can buy at any auto parts store.
If the radiator hoses need to be replaced, then you mind as well have the cooling system flushed. The price is a bit steep in my opinion, and I would do it myself. $300 is worth half a day of my time.
I would definately look at getting the timing belt replaced. It's worth the cost to have someone else do it, and you don't want to have on fail on you.
#1152 of 2262 Changed timing belt
Dec 21, 2007 (7:34 am)
I changed the timing belt and the car wont start. It is not the belt b/c all of the gears are aligned correctly, however I am now not getting power to the ignition coils. I replaced the sparks prior to this work so they r ok. I think that maybe raing the engine to work on the belt may have disconnected some plug which controls the power to the igntion coils. I also checked all the fuses and they are good. What could be causing this problem??? Also the car started after I replaced the timing belt, but before I put back all the covers and new PS and AC belt.
#1154 of 2262 Ongoing noise
Dec 21, 2007 (1:52 pm)
Hi. I have a 2001 Honda Accord V-6. I am experiencing a noise coming from the steering column of my car. I have checked to see if anyone else has posted a similar problem, but do not see it. The noise sounds like the steering column is squeaking from rubbing when I slightly turn the wheel. There is nothing to cause this and I have enough steering fluid. Is there something else I should be checking? I greatly appreciate any feedback or suggestions of what to look for.
#1155 of 2262 2002 Accord Transmission problem
Dec 21, 2007 (9:34 pm)
I just purchased a 2002 accord 2 months ago. At the time I couldn't afford the extended warranty (I've learned my lesson on that one). My transmission died and had to be replaced last week. I got the car back this week. I drove it off the lot, after the repair, and the car didn't drive any better. Due to the fact that I just bought the car and I hadn't purchased the warranty they agreed to pay 2/3's of the repair bill. I paid $1000 for a broken transmission. I took it back today and they have to replace the NEW transmission. The worst part is they aren't going to pay for me to get a rental car while I am without my car. I wish I never bought a Honda considering all the research I have now done. Can anyone help me learn to love this car?
#1156 of 2262 Re: 2002 Accord Transmission problem [ncbjab]
Dec 21, 2007 (9:51 pm)
Accord V6s of that generation had extended warranties on their transmissions I believe. They were prone to failure. I'm surprised you missed that in your research, and am sorry to hear about your troubles.
#1157 of 2262 help.. anyone...
Dec 21, 2007 (10:56 pm)
so i decided to put new pads on my 1999 accord. did the front pads and DID NOT change anything about the fluid level. and i did not open the resevior by any means. after i secured the calipers and put the tires on i got in the car to pull forward to do the rerar pads. i pumped up the brakes so they would stop the car. when i did this, i heard a "pop". looked uder the car and found brake fluif everywhere. i can see a spot on the bottom of some sort of proportioning valve, it looks like maybe theres a plug supposed to be there???? anyone help?????? thanks