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#1609 of 2260 Interested in 2002 Accord EX Coupe (140K Miles)
Jan 05, 2009 (11:14 am)
I'm interested in a 2002 Honda Accord EX Coupe that has 140,000. I know that's about 20K per year if it was purchased late in 2001. That's more miles than it should have, but I know Hondas are so reliable I'm considering it. What major maintenance should I make sure it's had other than standard oil changes and check ups? I've inquired about the timing belt and whether it has been replaced. Is there anything else? Would any reccommend I stay away from this car because of its mileage? Also, I found it for just under $6K, almost $3K below blue book.
#1610 of 2260 Re: Interested in 2002 Accord EX Coupe (140K Miles) [quikjab]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 05, 2009 (11:27 am)
I'ts not really "below" book. $6,000 is private party retail pricing for a V6, and actually about $1,000 too much for a 4 cylinder car. The high mileage requires at least a $1,500--1800 reduction in price from listed book value.
The car might be fine and have some life left in it, but at 140K all parts of the car are vulnerable to failure. Best to have it thoroughly checked out. Look for oil leaks, signs of exhaust system failure and shock/strut failure (typical at this mileage) and be sure to play with all the knobs and switches...ALL of them!
#1611 of 2260 Re: Interested in 2002 Accord EX Coupe (140K Miles) [quikjab]
Jan 05, 2009 (12:01 pm)
I have 2000 accord EX v6, just would like to share my 2 cents,
I have driven it upto 129000 miles till today, major maintenance to me after 100000 miles
2. timing belt + water pump
3. tires - all 4 replaced
4. replace brake pads - all 4
5. problems while turning so drive shaft or greasing work was done.
6. Please drive the car at night and see if all dash board lights turn on properly and you can see readings.
7. getting hold of manual and reading it before hand would be good idea in order to learn what big maintenance is due in future or near future..
just my experience but I am sure seniors here will guide properly..
Thank you for reading..and good luck
#1612 of 2260 2002 Accord EX Coupe
Jan 05, 2009 (6:53 pm)
I love my '98 coupe. Shortcomings are it is hard to see out of, toward rear, and mine suddenly started getting less than 10 mpg at about 120K miles with no help from Honda or any mechanic so far. That is why I posted on this site. EG its not for sale. I would go with the other advice and get it checked out by independent mechanic, should cost about $100 and include compression test. My transmission went out just beyond warranty (50K?) but Honda replaced it at no cost to me. so that particular one might be vulnerable. Good luck. PS I still need help with my mysterious 10 mpg. Dr Punchout.
#1613 of 2260 engine vibrations?
Jan 14, 2009 (7:32 pm)
I own a 2002 Honda Accord V6 coupe which I've had for the past 2 years. The engine started vibrating about 3 days ago. I had the spark plugs replaced, the engine was still vibrating. Is this caused by bad sensors, manufacturer ignition system problem (p1399), or bad motor mounts?
#1614 of 2260 Re: engine vibrations? [cmykal]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 15, 2009 (9:44 am)
You might want to have the codes read to look for a "misfire" trouble code. Generally speaking, if the engine is idling slowly in neutral, bad motor mounts wouldn't show up very much---unless they were just about broken---in which case you'd feel this while driving.
So I'm guessing that you have perhaps a misfire, or a vacuum leak that is messing up the fuel mixture?
See if a quick scan will reveal anything.
#1615 of 2260 Re: engine vibrations? [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 16, 2009 (7:15 pm)
I recently had my vehicle tested under one of those code scanners, the scanner read one code which was p1399 which stated "manufacturer ignition system"? Like you said, it could be a misfire or vacuum leak. If by chance it's a misfire or vacuum leak, how much a repair job like this would cost?
#1616 of 2260 Re: engine vibrations? [cmykal]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 16, 2009 (7:24 pm)
Gee hard to say, Could be something quite simple really. Probably most of the cost is the diagnostic time.
#1617 of 2260 Loose Drivers Seat
Jan 18, 2009 (12:22 pm)
The drivers seat on my 2dr has excessive movement that is comming from above the upper half of the seat track. I have about 1.5 inches of movement when pushed at the headrest. The sliding track has the proper clearance but I do not know the cause? I did notice that the movement is from the area of the seat track that the seat motors are attached to. Any help would be appreciated
#1618 of 2260 Front engine mount question on 2002 Accord 156K miles 5 speed
Jan 22, 2009 (10:14 am)
I'd like to get some input on two questions before I start repair:
The dealer told me that my front engine mount is starting to crack. I changed the brakes and rotors on Nov 2008 at a honda independent shop and they did not mention anything about the front enfgine mount.
I looked at the mount and did not see any cracks. Does anyone know how to diagnose this problem and how to I know if I need to replace the mount.?
Does the crack appears more in the rubber piece or should I look somewhere else?
Also they mentioned the brake pads sensors ( on the front ) were installed upside down. They said the sensor should be on the top not the bottom. Is this a big deal if it is the case? I assume the independent honda sho installed them correctly, well maybe I shouldn't assume anything
I greatly appreciate any feedback,