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#1222 of 2260 1998 Honda Accord 4 cyl. 2 door Coupe
Jan 07, 2008 (3:19 pm)
Finally after almost 10 years and 255,000 kms my muffler has started to go. In Canada I priced the following
1. muffler man and they want $370 for parts and labor including gaskets
2. Honda dealer wants $303 parts + $87 labor + gaskets + taxes = $505 dollars.
I priced a muffler on line at Majestic Honda and their price is $158 + shipping and handling. Then I need to install it.
Has anyone purchase a muffler from Majestic Honda? Are they stainless steel like the OEM parts?
Any responses would be appreciated.
#1223 of 2260 Re: 1998 Honda Accord 4 cyl. 2 door Coupe [ivica]
Jan 07, 2008 (3:30 pm)
Yes, I would definitely get the one from Majestic. It will be a Honda muffler, and will bolt right up. Aftermarket mufflers can be tuned differently from the factory muffler, sound bad, and fail quickly. I found that out the hard way with my 92 Accord.
#1224 of 2260 Re: 1998 Honda Accord 4 cyl. 2 door Coupe [elroy5]
Jan 07, 2008 (4:04 pm)
Thanks Elroy. I will probably buy the muffler from Majestic and pay a muffler shop to install it. I don't have a torch at home to cut the old bolts/clamps off.
#1225 of 2260 Re: 1998 Honda Accord 4 cyl. 2 door Coupe [ivica]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 07, 2008 (4:39 pm)
Better give the whole system a close look to make sure you don't need other pipes. You can give them the crush test with hose clamps to see if they are rotten on the inside. Otherwise, they'll cut your old muffler off only to find out perhaps that you need more---and then you're stuck, you'd have to buy from them.
#1226 of 2260 Re: 1998 Honda Accord 4 cyl. 2 door Coupe [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 07, 2008 (6:36 pm)
The muffler man actually inspected the exhaust earlier today and all they came up with was that the muffler was starting to go. In their written quote they show the muffler replacement and some gaskets. The rest of the exhaust is also stainless, I hope that most of the other components are ok and that the technician would have picked up on anything else at that time.
#1227 of 2260 one more lock /unlock/dikey/panic key
Jan 08, 2008 (9:03 am)
I have only one key to my honda accord-v6. Can any one tell me,
1. where to get or make the duplicate key
2. how much time does it take
Honda Accord 2000 V6 4 Dr, key has remote unlock/lock feature and has a battery as well as the physical key for ignition and doors and dikey
A single physical/metal key for all operations, lock unlock, dickey, panic
I don't mind a duplicate physical only key too without remote feature (without remote lock/ unlock feature) which may be cheap I guess.
#1228 of 2260 Re: 1998 Honda Accord 4 cyl. 2 door Coupe [ivica]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 08, 2008 (10:38 am)
well okay just a thought for you. Sounds like you're good to go. I always hate it when my car is on the rack, in pieces, and then we need something else that we don't have.
#1229 of 2260 Re: 1998 Honda Accord 4 cyl. 2 door Coupe [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 08, 2008 (2:51 pm)
Thanks Mr. Shiftright.
I placed the order today with Majestic Honda. About an hour later they emailed me indicating that there is a $75 charge when sales are made to Canadians. Apparently this covers duties and taxes. In the past Majestic was billed customs for additional delivery charges, duties and taxes.
I called Majestic back because I don't believe that there are any duties on these parts (US made). Also the taxes are easily calculated and don't add up to $75.
Apparently majestic does this to all Canadian orders. Has anyone else experienced this?
#1230 of 2260 2000 Honda Accord 6cyl Sedan start up issue
Jan 09, 2008 (1:54 pm)
Hey all, Hopefully I am not the only one that is experencing this; my 2000 Accord has an issue (when the car is already warmed up), where it would start up, the rpm's would go to 2, fall back to zero, and then the car would shut off with the battery and oil lights on. Now I took it to the dealer but, as you guessed, the problem would not show itself. After a slew of diagnostic checks the dealer could find no issue. This began happening about 6 months ago it is very infrequent but nonetheless annoying as I would literally have to sit in the car and try starting it at 3-5min interval until it actually started (after sputtering like crazy).
The funny part is that I took the car to get a NY inspection yesterday, after it passed I tried to start it up to leave but my car had other plans. The mechanic on duty said that I probably need a new distributor (but I believe my car does not have a distributor). The mechanic then held down the gas and idled the car at about 1.5 until the car could run on it's own. My parting gift for this was that now the check engine light is on....Arghhhhhh!
Any ideas how to remedy this issue?
I changed the spark plugs and air filter less than three weeks ago.
#1231 of 2260 Re: 2000 Honda Accord 6cyl Sedan start up issue [krb2525]
Jan 09, 2008 (2:02 pm)
Something like this did happen to my Honda accord 2000 V6, last year, when check ed with mechanic he told it could be due to difference in winter and summer gas and some gas stations could still be selling remaining summer gas..but immediately after that we did 90000 miles check and still have not had that issue.
car used to start and engine would stop before I change the gear..