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Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
Dec 12, 2008 (6:18 pm)
I have a 2002 honda accord this morning i was not able to find my keys to turn it so i was upset i had to get to work and i tried to crank it up with a screwdriver but did not realize that they have a sensor to start up the car and i think i broke the sensor i ended up finding the key this afternoon and when i try to turn it on it sounds like it wants to turn on but it wont is there anything i can do and wont cost much money to get it fix please help!!!!!!
#1586 of 2264 Re: 2002 Honda Accord Se [BlackPanther]
Dec 12, 2008 (6:40 pm)
Um, did you actually try to start your car with a screwdriver?
#1587 of 2264 A/C noise
Dec 12, 2008 (9:43 pm)
When I turn the A/C on in my 98 V6 Accord and am sitting for ten seconds or so at idle there is suddenly a low rumbling sound and the idle speed slows. The A/C still seems to be working fine except for the 'rumble' noise. Also, as soon as I accelerate away the noise stops. Any ideas? Thanks in advance. - dayll
#1588 of 2264 Re: CEL on and D4 Flashing 2000 Accord SE 95500 miles [2000accordse]
Dec 15, 2008 (9:48 am)
2000accordse, did you ever figure out why your D4 was blinking? This same thing just happened to my 2002 EX last night... D4 started blinking and it wouldn't down shift... I was driving about 70mph when I noticed it... at 4000rpms. I slowed down, pulled into a gas station, turned the car off then on again and it's been ok. This happened a few days after I reset my maintenance required light. Any suggestions?
#1589 of 2264 ENOUGH! Road Noise 2002 Accord
Dec 17, 2008 (4:27 pm)
Hello everyone. I need advice and suggestions from anyone please! I have a 2002 Accord EX 4cyl with about 130k miles. The road noise has become unbearable. The guys at work call it my 18 wheeler! The problem has really gotten bad the last 15k or so. It sounds like i have 2 flats up front or like the axle is going to fall off at any time. The vibration does not go through my steering wheel but makes everything rattle all the way up to the moonroof. The funny part is the car still rides as smooth as silk. But the road noise is so loud it drowns out conversations! Please, if anyone has a fix I will name my firstborn after you!
#1590 of 2264 Re: ENOUGH! Road Noise 2002 Accord [renaldog]
Dec 17, 2008 (5:23 pm)
You may be correct that your axle(s) are ready to fall off. A bad CV joint can create a lot of vibration and noise. They usually start off as making a clicking noise when turning corners, but I'm guessing yours are far beyond that.
It's something you want to have looked at ASAP before one fails and leaves you stranded.
#1591 of 2264 Re: ENOUGH! Road Noise 2002 Accord [mrbill1957]
Dec 17, 2008 (6:26 pm)
Thanks for the input. I was thinking the cv joints as well but it never made the "clicking" noise that im familiar with. Thats what's so perplexing. I think I'll have my mechanic replace those first since it's somewhat inexpensive. Thanks again for the input.
#1592 of 2264 Re: ENOUGH! Road Noise 2002 Accord [renaldog]
Dec 17, 2008 (7:20 pm)
Aside from the mechanical,consider a "quiet" set of tires next time. I got some Goodyear Assurance Comfortreads and they quieted and smoothed the ride of my 02 V. Lost some handling and about 1-1.5 mpg vs. the oem Michelins but at least I am not being "beaten" anymore.
#1593 of 2264 10 mpg on V6 Accord
Dec 17, 2008 (8:24 pm)
My '98 Accord Coupe, bought new, with 125K miles, began to get very poor gas mileage a few months ago, about 10 mpg or less. The dealer did major tune up, then put it on computer which showed the fuel mixture and everything else that it read to be just right. There are no fuel leaks, no smoke, no skips or hesitations, no dysfunctional performance. Dealer sent computer readout to Honda engineers in California. They had no solution or solutions other than to suggest that my driving habits must have changed--which is untrue. After that, the dealer gave up, saying there is nothing more they can do. An independent mechanic tried replacing the oxygen sensor, to no avail.
Now no one has any suggestion except to marvel at the mystery. Can anyone help?
#1594 of 2264 Re: 10 mpg on V6 Accord [DrPunchout]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 18, 2008 (8:13 am)
Quite mysterious. If I were in your shoes, I'd consider putting the car on a dynamometer at say a really good tuning shop, one that modifies cars, changes fuel maps, re-flashes ECUs etc. This issue may be way over the dealer's head and it needs a real tech to fish it out.
The laws of physics dictates that either you are not burning all the fuel that goes into the engine, that it is leaking out, or that your combustion process is very weak, mis-timed or somehow completely out of whack. I can't imagine your catalytic converter is very happy about this either.
Or, if you want to be the true scientist, let someone else drive your car and calculate their gas mileage. This will eliminate you as the problem. (or find you guilty as charged)