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#1410 of 2264 Re: 1999 Honda Accord EX 151,000 shutting off [rthomax]
May 31, 2008 (10:14 am)
I had the same problem with my 99 Accord at 90,000+ miles and tried the dealer and an independent garage. The dealer situation was like yours except I wouldn't leave it. It didn't fail during a regular visit to the dealer and I didn't want to spend $90 for a diagnostic fee. I left the car with the independent garage for a week and it didn't replicate the problem for them. Another time this spring when it cut off about 13 - 15 times in 3 miles, I took it back to the independent garage and they got it to cut off and said it was the ignition switch, but said they didn't they couldn't replace it because the dealer had to reprogram something (the dealer didn't agree when I checked with them).
I finally took it to an auto electric specialist that wasn't quite as close to me. I gave him all the history and symptoms. There was no indication from the engine except you'd get no acceleration when you stepped on the gas and the digital odometer would go blank.
Although he couldn't get it to cut-off, he saw a problem with the electronic portion of the ignition switch and said it should be replaced no matter what. He was very good about asking questions and ruling out the other possibilities like the main relay and the components within the distributor assembly (coil, igniter, etc.). He replaced it and I've put about 800+ miles on it with no failures.
A good auto electric specialist usually doesn't deal with anything but electrical problems and is a lot better that the general automotive facilities.
#1411 of 2264 Oil consumption accord 2000
Jun 02, 2008 (1:02 pm)
Hi My accord 2000, 2.0i uses oil on long distances.No smoke from exhaust and no leak from below the engine.Fault light came on after i bought it as the oil was completely finished.Engine itself is smooth and no extra noises.It has done 84000 with full service history.One mechanic has said that it's normal for the car to use oil.It's using approx a gallon for 4000 miles.Recent service has not picked up any faults
#1412 of 2264 Re: Oil consumption accord 2000 [estyle77]
Jun 02, 2008 (3:08 pm)
Just to make sure. Is the car using 4 quarts per 4000 or 1 quart per 4000?
#1413 of 2264 Re: Oil consumption accord 2000 [blufz1]
Jun 03, 2008 (9:51 am)
yup it needs approx 4 quart oil semisynthetic 10/40 in total for 4000 miles.
#1414 of 2264 Re: Oil consumption accord 2000 [estyle77]
Jun 04, 2008 (4:57 pm)
Lot of oil! Make sure you keep the oil topped up to the full mark on the stick and moniter the oil level frequently.
#1415 of 2264 keeps cutting off....HELP!!!!
Jun 09, 2008 (5:09 pm)
I put gas in my 02 Accord and it will start but then the lights on the dash will come on then it cuts off and sometimes it shakes a little before cutting off. It only happens right after I put gas in what could be wrong?
#1416 of 2264 Re: keeps cutting off....HELP!!!! [kym28]
Jun 09, 2008 (5:22 pm)
You could have an ignition switch going out on you (electrical part). There may have been a recall on it. Check it out.
#1417 of 2264 Re: keeps cutting off....HELP!!!! [elroy5]
Jun 09, 2008 (5:47 pm)
Thanks will check it out.
Jun 10, 2008 (3:16 am)
I have a 2002 Accord that has the side curtain airbags. My SRS indicator light is staying on. I've checked the seat belts tensioners and they seem fine. Any ideas?
#1419 of 2264 Re: SRS light [tbloom]
Jun 10, 2008 (12:19 pm)
I have identical (intermittent) problem with my 2002 Accord. For a temporary fix (i.e. I don't know how to fix it either) I pull the door side of back of the passenger seat towards drivers seat.