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#1333 of 2262 Alarm Randomly Getting Triggered?
Apr 02, 2008 (4:08 am)
I bought a 2002 Honda Accord SE about 9 months ago,
The alarm keeps going off randomly. Horn goes off, lights flash, yeah.
I know there have been some posts about this before, but I didn't see any resolutions to it.
I can't just leave it unlocked 'cause I have street parking in the city. And for that same reason, of course I can't let it keep going.
There's not some giant moose or something jumping on my car to set it off, 'cause it went off while I was walking away from it in my work parking lot yesterday, haha.
How do I go about adjusting the sensitivity, if that's where the problem is? What else should I check it for?
#1334 of 2262 Re: Alarm Randomly Getting Triggered? [holycrappitsjo]
Apr 02, 2008 (2:01 pm)
The first thing I'd do is check your battery, making sure it still has a proper amount of juice.
#1335 of 2262 catylitic converter problem?
Apr 08, 2008 (5:51 pm)
Hello. I have a 1998 Honda Accord ex V-6 with a check engine light coming on reading a code of p420. So I know that I need to get a new catalytic converter but my question is what kind do I get? I spoke with Honda and their part is about $800.00 and then labor, tax, etc. Total would be around $1,100.00. I spoke with other shops and their total would be around $4-$600.00 depending on whether or not I replace the 2 O2 sensors. I have always gotten Honda parts put on my car, because I have learned my lesson the hard way before. The only thing is this part is really expensive and I am wondering if I purchase an aftermarket part, will it hold up as well? The aftermarket has a 5yr. warrenty/50,000 mi. but in my mind I shouldn't have to replace it again. Anyway, if anyone has suggestions on going with a Honda catylitic converter or not a Honda, I would love to hear from you. In the mean time, I am driving it but not as much for fear of possibly damaging other engine components? Thanks, Heather
#1336 of 2262 99 honda accord half dead or dead?
Apr 12, 2008 (8:06 am)
I have a '99 honda accord lx. I have had it for two years. Yesterday when I went to put it in reverse it made a grinding noise. I thought if it lightly put on some gas it would maybe catch but it just idled high and made the same grinding noise and wouldn't move. All my drives work from D4 to my lowest gear which is 1. I even put it in my lowest gear moved a lil and slowly put it in reverse but it still made the noise.
So... My question is would it be my tranny or something to do with linkage? I'm just upset if its my tranny already. I did everything getting my tune ups every year (that's all I could afford) and getting oil changes everytime I needed one. My mechanic said my tranny is gone. Another friend of mine who is a mechanic said it has to do with a linkage thing. What do you think? I thought if my tranny was gone would it still work in drive? I noticed it slipping a few times driving it. Sometimes it shifted hard too. I'm just bummed cuz I don't have my car I miss it already lol and I just wanna get to the bottom of it. Thanks!
#1337 of 2262 Re: catylitic converter problem? [mentiya]
Apr 12, 2008 (5:35 pm)
yeah, not cheap.
you can do better on the OEM price:
http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com/auto/jsp/mws/prddisplay.jsp?inputstate=5&cat- - - cgry1=ACCORD&catcgry2=1998&catcgry3=4DR+EXV6&catcgry4=KA4AT&catcgry5=EXHAUST+PIP- - - E+%28V6%29
have you spoken to an independant shop?
personally if it were me with the 98, i'd go with an aftermarket CAT, and since most of these claim exact fit replacement, i'd do it myself (since I have a set of ramps).
if you aren't mechanically inclined and don't have a means of getting the car elevated for a DIY job (in a pinch, one can use the curb ) - i'd suggest speaking with an independant shop, asking if they have any experience going aftermarket in that area, then i'd ask how much would it cost for them to replace the unit (labor) if you acquired the part.
caveat: if it was a california model vehicle or operated in california, you might have to go new OEM or perhaps resalvaged OEM. research it.
#1338 of 2262 Re: catylitic converter problem? [mentiya]
Apr 12, 2008 (5:53 pm)
I recently had the same problem. My honda is a 4 cylinder. I bough the OEM catalytic converter from Majestic Honda in Rhode Island. the Cat is about 400 dollars, plus shipping. I purchased a new Catalytic converter, A pipe, oxygen sensor all hardware, hangers and heat shields. I took it all to the local muffler shop and for $100 plus tax they installed all. The car sounds great, no check engine light. I don't believe in after market parts. In my prelude many years back I went with after market exhausts and the car sounded like crap, I swore I would never do it again. The Honda stainless parts are a good quality part. The guys at the muffler shop even commented that the parts are of good quality compared to what they install.
#1339 of 2262 Re: 2000 Honda accord- replace headlight bulb [kinghanneman]
Apr 13, 2008 (8:40 am)
That was easy on the passenger side how about the drivers side
#1340 of 2262 Re: catylitic converter problem? [ivica]
Apr 15, 2008 (9:28 am)
Hey, I just want to say thank you for your help. I am not too mechanically inclined, however I am learning. It has been 4 months since my check engine light first came on and just recently it sounds like my car is getting a little louder. I have been trying to get as much information on this as I can and have been debating about an after market cat or a Honda cat. I know a mechanic and he has a Honda book (can't remember the name of it) where he can order a Honda cat for around $560.00. I think I am going to go that route after hearing you talk about your after market experience. I take really good care of my car and am not comfortable taking any shortcuts on it or cheaping out, however I am all about shopping around to get the best deal on a good quality part:) I did check Majestic Honda and I think the cat was around $600.00? I was also questioning whether I could purchase my own parts and then pay a shop to install, I wasn't sure if you could do that, so thanks for mentioning that. I think $560 isn't too bad considering all the Honda dealerships that I have contacted have quoted me $762.00 to $1,100.00 just for the cat itself! Then $84/hr. labor on top of that. I really want to thank everyone that responded to my message as I have read your advice and information carefully, and you have helped me in my decision making. Thanks again, and if you have anymore help to offer it would be greatly appreciated:) Heather
#1341 of 2262 Re: catylitic converter problem? [ivica]
Apr 15, 2008 (10:01 am)
Oh, I think I forgot to ask this...but if the catylitic converter gets too clogged ( if that is the case) would my car start to sound a little louder? Or would that be related to one of my mufflers? Thanks again, Heather:)
#1342 of 2262 Re: Alarm Randomly Getting Triggered? [holycrappitsjo]
Apr 15, 2008 (5:36 pm)
You need to change your hood latch. There is a sensor in hood latch, which gets screwed up, has to be changed. I had a 100%same problem, middle of the night alarm would come on. I got it from a wrecker, changed it, now I can lock the car and also sleep at night. Good Luck