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#1612 of 2262 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 2262 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 2262 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 2262 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 2262 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 2262 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 2262 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,
#1619 of 2262 Re: Front engine mount question on 2002 Accord 156K miles 5 speed [zakiman]
Jan 22, 2009 (10:24 am)
I have only a limited time to reply, so all I'll say is that engine mounts and brakes aren't two things that would normally be looked over at the same time, so the fact that the people who did your brakes didn't see it is a moot point in my personal opinion.
Also, engine mounts do give out over time. I imagine one of our illustrious edmunds posters would detail the procedure for checking them.
#1620 of 2262 Re: Front engine mount question on 2002 Accord 156K miles 5 speed [thegraduate]
Jan 22, 2009 (1:13 pm)
That sounds good, I'd love to get some feedback about the front engine mount question and the front pads sensors.
Like I said, the mount looks fine to me when I looked at it, I did not see any cracks unless the rubber is worn.
The fact that the pads sensors are on the bottom may not be a big deal ( just my guess). Because the service advisor told me , well when your front brakes are worn then the sensor will not let you know that. Geez, my front pads lasted 150K miles, so by the next time I need new brakes, it may be time for another car
The engine mount problem is making me a bit concerned though!
thanks for your time & sorry for my rant!
#1621 of 2262 Re: Front engine mount question on 2002 Accord 156K miles 5 speed [zakiman]
Jan 22, 2009 (8:28 pm)
The wear indicators (on the pads) should be on the top part of the pad, but it's not a big deal. Are you experiencing excessive vibration? A sign of broken mounts.