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Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
#1178 of 2262 Re: 2000 Honda Accord SE - Is this serious? [thegraduate]
Dec 26, 2007 (8:10 am)
I just tried this. When:
1.) Turning the key to position II (ON) - the P and D4 are both illuminated for the duration of two seatbelt warning beeps (about two seconds, maybe three). Then the D4 goes off.
2.) Cranking the car - the P and D4 are both illuminated for the duration of the cranking. When the car is started and running, the D4 immediately goes off, leaving the P on.
I have a few videos on youtube.com. Do a search for my username - UABBlazers87 - and search for my boring video of "1996 Accord LX Cranking". It is hard to see (dark) but it shows the sequence my car goes through when cranking up, I believe. I can't access youtube from my current location, but I hope you can, you will, and will see that it acts like your vehicle (I hope!).
Keep us posted jolpot.
#1179 of 2262 Re: Spark Plugs and Wires [nls]
Dec 26, 2007 (8:30 am)
If Bosch plugs are to be avoided, is the use of their wireset okay?
Stock Honda wires are the best you can get (made by NGK). The old stock wires you have are probably better than a new Bosh set, IMO.
#1180 of 2262 Re: 2000 Honda Accord SE - Is this serious? [thegraduate]
Dec 26, 2007 (8:31 am)
Firstly, thanks for the lightning response. Thank you thank you thank you ...my baby, my baby is doing just fine then, what relief!
Yes, I saw both the videos(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vicv4hq048
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCEdcjnUTHo), however, it was hard to see the "D4 illuminated during the duration of cranking".
The reason why I began to notice this, after 7 years of owning, I dont know.
Except, in the winter, the car cranks for 3-5seconds(previously posted unresolved issue!) before coming to life and sure enough, my eyes were on the console and happened to see P and D4 ON and then D4 go OFF.
Now to go and fight with the townfairguys to see what they messed up...
#1181 of 2262 Re: 2000 Honda Accord SE - Is this serious? [jolpot]
Dec 26, 2007 (8:38 am)
There is a paste substance that is to be applied to the back of the brake pads and between the shims. My guess is they either didn't apply the paste, or didn't use the shims, or both. Techs not familiar with Hondas may not know this is necessary to prevent squealing and vibration.
#1182 of 2262 Re: 2000 Honda Accord SE - Is this serious? [jolpot]
Dec 26, 2007 (8:49 am)
No problem... I'm sorry my video is hard to see (it was my first real car post on youtube so I didn't really know what I was doing ) and the fact that I can't access youtube right now means I can't positively remember what you see in the videos.
Glad I could help (although I didn't really do anything ) It's funny how you notice little nuances about your car as time goes by. We all do it.
#1183 of 2262 Elroy and TheGraduate
Dec 27, 2007 (8:29 am)
I dont want to thread crap.
Elroy, I dont know what is done in a typical wheel alignment...am surprised to notice this has an effect on my brakes...the brakes/rotors were done by a friend and me this past february and you are right, we forgot to grease the backside of the brakepads and all these months, I have felt sorry for the drivers on the road...ohh, the horror!(squealing).
After the front wheel alignment, when the car is in motion(I ake my foot of the gas pedal and while momentum takes the car forward, can actually hear the rythmic noises coming from the wheels)the brakepads seem to come in contact with rotors, especially when I am on an incline, noise become noticeable, my wife cd hear this morning as we came to a stop at a red light.
Your real time check and the video more than helped me. It is kinda nice, all of us can make "car diaries" make/post them online Its nice to go back to a previous reference point. Your point welltaken about the "little nuances".
#1184 of 2262 Accord Engine Dies While driving then starts up
Dec 28, 2007 (8:02 pm)
My 1999 Accord runs great but the engine has started quiting while I'm driving. It doen't matter how fast I'm going. The electrical stays on and doesn't dim but the engine and power quits. It's manual but won't restart by poping the clutch. It restarts, although it seems like it's getting harder to restart. It's only just started doing this in the past week. I'm planning on taking it to the Honda dealer Monday but was wondering if anyone knew what was happening?
#1185 of 2262 Re: Accord Engine Dies While driving then starts up [ablett]
Dec 28, 2007 (8:51 pm)
If it's an F22 engine, I suspect either the distributor, igniter, or coil, in that order. Hope it's not something major. Good luck
#1186 of 2262 maintenance LED flickers 2/3 times and goes away
Jan 02, 2008 (9:17 am)
My accord V6 -2000 3.0L taco reads 112900 and I did an oil change service(honda dealer) before 2000 miles or so..
Still when I turn on the ignition , the Maintenance LED comes on for 3-4 seconds and goes away..when I start car it DOES NOT appear again and car runs fine.
I did not notice something unusual when car was running except that sometimes even though my air conditioning was OFF there was lot of HOT AIR coming from AC vents on dash board which was kinda unusual because I had just driven car for 10-20 miles when hot air started coming from ac vents from engine I suppose..
earlier day I had driven car for 400 miles with some stops !
What could be the reason for this maintenance required indication and does it mean I have to put coolant ? I never put coolant and I drove around 20000 miles till now . BUT I do the oil change every 3000 miles. I assume an oil change service must be taking care of the coolant stuff too. I have just been replacing Windshield washer fluid by myself..
Please help me with suggestions regarding maintenance LED flashing and coolant replacement when to do it.
#1187 of 2262 Re: maintenance LED flickers 2/3 times and goes away [upengan78]
Jan 02, 2008 (9:39 am)
I think if you read your manual (and I would suggest that you do), the Honda will flash the light when you are comming up on a maintenance interval, then go out. As you get closer, it will stay illuminated until reset. The Reset procedure should be in the manual as well.
When you go to a shop to have your oil changed (and you have yours on 3K intervals which I think is unnecessarily often, 4.5K-5.0K is what I do), no, a person isn't going to service your engine coolant (which is a separate thing entirely than oil). And don't let them. Take it to the dealership and have them use only Honda Coolant when it's supposed to be serviced.
Generally, a coolant change is something you have done on perhaps 40K intervals perhaps.
Go back and read your manual. It will indicate the recommended change intervals for the Oil and Coolant. It will also explain how you can determine (when the engine is COLD!) if the engine needs additional coolant (generally, the level should be 1/2 way between Min and Max in the resevoir off to the side of the radiator).
Also, the Edmunds car site has a recommended maintenance intervals list for your Honda which you can follow, if you've misplaced your manual (has a section on Service Schedule).