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#1184 of 2254 Accord Engine Dies While driving then starts up
Dec 28, 2007 (9:02 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 2254 Re: Accord Engine Dies While driving then starts up [ablett]
Dec 28, 2007 (9:51 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 2254 maintenance LED flickers 2/3 times and goes away
Jan 02, 2008 (10:17 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 2254 Re: maintenance LED flickers 2/3 times and goes away [upengan78]
Jan 02, 2008 (10:39 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).
#1188 of 2254 Re: maintenance LED flickers 2/3 times and goes away [upengan78]
Jan 02, 2008 (10:41 am)
The maintenance required indicator can be reset yourself. If you are having the oil changed every 3000 miles, it just means whoever was changing your oil hasn't reset the maintenance indicator - which will engage every 7500 miles or so. To reset this, while the car is off press in the trip reset button with your left hand. THEN turn the key to the 2nd position (ON) but don't crank it. Hold it there for ten-twelve seconds then you may release it (Make sure you hold it long enough - go 15 seconds to be sure). After that, the maintenance required indicator should no long illuminate when you crank your car.
Unless you drive in very short distances, with lots of cold starts and idling, you should be able to go at least 5k miles without an oil change.
This light has nothing to do with your coolant whatsoever.
#1190 of 2254 Re: maintenance LED flickers 2/3 times and goes away [thegraduate]
Jan 02, 2008 (11:06 am)
Ok Thank you all who responded. I will reset the trip button.
I wonder why hond adealers also don't trip it when they do oil service..and stick a paper notifying next oil change in 3000 miles ) Next time I will do oil change in 5000miles.
but I think the car does go through cold start because it is used in chicago where is very cold.
#1191 of 2254 Re: maintenance LED flickers 2/3 times and goes away [upengan78]
Jan 02, 2008 (11:14 am)
Yes, cold starts are ok though as long as you don't go 1 mile, then turn it off and back on (make lots of short trips).
The Honda dealer is just making money with those stickers. They used to put them in my Accord, and I asked them to stop. I imagine the service techs just forget to do it, or were never reminded to that in the first place, especially since they don't go by the actual recommended service schedule.
#1192 of 2254 Re: maintenance LED flickers 2/3 times and goes away [thegraduate]
Jan 02, 2008 (1:48 pm)
The last sticker I got told me my next service was due at the exact mileage the car was when I left it with them that morning.
#1193 of 2254 Re: maintenance LED flickers 2/3 times and goes away [pat]
Jan 02, 2008 (1:56 pm)
My last sticker had the math done wrong (4000 miles, not 3000). I hope they double check their math when actually calculating how much oil to use!