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#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,
#1619 of 2260 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 2260 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 2260 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.
#1622 of 2260 Re: Front engine mount question on 2002 Accord 156K miles 5 speed [elroy5]
Jan 23, 2009 (12:14 am)
> Are you experiencing excessive vibration?
You mean in the engine or the steering wheel. No I am not experiencing any vibration at all.
the front engine mount is the one on the right side of the engine, correct?
Because there is another mount right where the transmission and the engine meet, I assume that one is the tranny mount.
#1623 of 2260 Re: Front engine mount question on 2002 Accord 156K miles 5 speed [zakiman]
Jan 23, 2009 (2:23 pm)
I would think the front motor mount is the one closest to the front of the car (I may be wrong). If you want to test the engine mounts, you can do this. Get someone to stand to the side of the open hood (not in front, you don't want them to get run over), and watch the engine. Put the car in gear, hold the brake down firmly, and give the engine a little gas (very little). If the engine moves a considerable distance (rocks over on the mounts), the broken mount will be obvious. If you are not getting a lot of vibration, and the engine doesn't move around during the test, I would not worry too much about the mount at this time.
PS: I just noticed you have a manual, so you may have to use the emergency brake to do the mount test.
#1624 of 2260 Re: looking for serious help [twoobaron]
Jan 23, 2009 (6:45 pm)
I too have a similar loud, constant, rumbling noise problem coming from the left rear side of my 2006 Accord EX. The noise begins at about 20 mph and heightens when going 50-60 mph. I know it is not exhaust related because the noise remains loud and constant when I shift the car to Neutral at 50 mph. I am of the belief I have a bad rear wheel bearing. The car shifts smoothly so I don't believe the noise is transmission related. Besides, the noise is clearly coming from the left rear side of the vehicle.
What was the source of your noise problem?
#1625 of 2260 2001 Accord EX V6 - Transmission Questions
Jan 24, 2009 (10:40 am)
I am new to this forum and would like some guidance and input from all you experts. 3 days back I bought a 01 EX-V6 Accord which has done only 70k miles. It is single owned and maintained immaculately so far.
Just two days back I learnt that 2000 & 2001 Accords have had many transmission problems. Apparently Honda has a 7yr 9month / 109000 warranty on transmissions because of this. Even though I have only 70k on my car, I only have about 4 months left on the warranty for the transmission. How will Honda Customer Service behave on the warranty clause when the time (7yr 9 month) is up, but if I have still not done the 109000 miles. Will they be flexible if some transmission problem comes up ?
The dealer tried to sell some warranty, but I refused to buy it at the time of purchase. I cannot go back and buy it from him now.
Do you all think I should / can purchase some warranty from some one. If so, can you all suggest some reasonable price / plans. I am in a dilemma. Thought a used Accord will be less of a headache among used cars. Please advise.
#1626 of 2260 Accord 98- Rev meter regulates when not in motion
Jan 26, 2009 (6:47 am)
Hi guys. Sorry to disturb but am kinda distrubed right now.
I have an accord 1998 model. When not in motion and the car is idling, the rev meter regulates.
As in it drops below 1000rpm and then steadys to 1000rpm.
This happens continuously and my check engine light is not on.
What could be the problem of this drop all the time? The car is moving well and fires well.
Am kinda disturbed because its so usual. Have had the car for 2 years now and the mileage is 120k miles.
Please any help will be appreciated.
#1627 of 2260 Re: Accord 98- Rev meter regulates when not in motion [obi3ice]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 26, 2009 (9:43 am)
Might be a slight vacuum leak, or the idle air control valve (IAC). But check for vacuum leaks first.