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#1312 of 2262 1999 honda accord leaking oil around the plug.
Mar 17, 2008 (9:37 am)
First the honda seemed to have a little oil around the plug when dh went to change it the last time. We also notice some oil around the #3 spark plug. Made an appointment for Thursday but wondering what we should be expecting. Also how often must the timing belt be changed. I can't find the bill from last time but I think it was around 150K. It has 243k on it now. This is a highway driven car about 150k a day. We would like to keep it for at least another 150k. What should we expect for a repair bill.
#1313 of 2262 Re: 1999 honda accord leaking oil around the plug. [mymadelynn]
Mar 17, 2008 (10:42 am)
Also how often must the timing belt be changed.
For the 4-cylinder, every 105k miles.
For the V6, I want to say 60k, but I could be wrong on this one. I'm positive about the 4-cyl though.
I got quotes ranging from $475 to $750 to replace the belts and water pump on my 1996 Accord (you should replace the water pump when you do the timing belt).
#1314 of 2262 Re: 1999 honda accord leaking oil around the plug. [thegraduate]
Mar 17, 2008 (3:26 pm)
105k on my 02 V6. It's about 7-800 for the belt and the water pump,which they do at the same time.
#1315 of 2262 timing belt replacement
Mar 17, 2008 (3:30 pm)
Pretty sure the v6 is same as 4 cylinder, 7 yrs or 105k. The time factor is just as critical as the mileage since it is made out of rubber. Time can take its toll just as much or maybe even more than mileage. And with the v6 being an interference engine major damage can occur if it breaks.
If a person waits to do all the 7 yr. 105 k recommended maintenance items at one time, your looking at BIG bucks. I've kind of prioritized them, with the most critical one being timing belt, water pump, seals, drivebelts done together. Next will be replace plugs(and probably wires) and then have the valves adjusted. All together these are about 2k worth of work at the dealer. I just try and spread the cost over a year or so, that way it doesn't sting as much.
#1316 of 2262 Valve Adjustment [fritz1224]
Mar 17, 2008 (4:57 pm)
I've got very nearly 180k miles on my 1996 Accord 4-cyl and that car has never had (or needed) a valve adjustment. It runs and idles smoothly, and I see no reason to get it done.
#1317 of 2262 valve adjustment
Mar 18, 2008 (5:12 am)
Well, I can't visually SEE why it should be done. Just like I can't visually SEE when a timing belt needs replacing. I trust the engineers who designed the engine to know what they are talking about. My understanding is that the exhaust valves tend to get tighter and the intake valves get looser. If the exhaust valves get too tight you end up with burnt valves and a decrease in compression, hence a decrease in performance. Why risk it? I don't like to waste money either, but all the money I spent trying to properly maintain this car would be for nought if the performance suffers because of neglecting one critical recommended service.
#1318 of 2262 Re: valve adjustment [fritz1224]
Mar 18, 2008 (10:05 am)
I hear no clacking, and am closing in on 200k miles with the car - I just don't find logic in spending hundreds on a valve adjustment on a $2500 car. I will be having the timing belt done, however, before I sell it next year (already have a buyer who has wanted it for 2 years).
#1319 of 2262 Get you state inspection at the Honda dealer.
Mar 18, 2008 (5:39 pm)
I think a "best buy" is having your annual inspection done by the dealer. They are looking for work and will certainly find whatever is wrong with your car for free,in effect. No charge for this fascinating suggestion.
#1320 of 2262 Need Help.. window motor 2002 Honda Accord ex
Mar 20, 2008 (3:41 pm)
My sons girlfriend needs to replace the drivers side electric window motor. has anyone completed this? Was it easy? I plan on checking the fuses, and then will look at removing the door and gaining access to the motor? Is it gear driven at the point of contact? Maybe it just needs a good cleaning, or bad connection. Don't know any history? when and if it ever worked?
#1321 of 2262 Re: Need Help.. window motor 2002 Honda Accord ex [look4help]
Mar 21, 2008 (7:57 am)
This may be somewhat helpful:
Select your model, year, trim, and research items "Front Door".
Could be a fuse or relay (does she have her manual)?
Then again, could be switch, wire harness, regulator (motor).
Did you try the "lockout switch"? Do any of the other windows move?