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#1671 of 2262 Re: 1998 Honda Accord [elroy5]
Mar 27, 2009 (6:30 pm)
Ignition switch has been replaced 2 times. Most recently around 110K. That's when I believe I initially took it in to dealer as it was really cutting out at the time. New switch took care of 90% of the problem but this hesitation remained. I can jiggle it now like crazy and no cut out so I doubt that is the issue. I am perplexed and nobody appears to have many real suggestions which tells me it might be one of those "unfixable" or "try replacing parts until you get it things." I wish I had a magic wand!
#1672 of 2262 Re: 1998 Honda Accord [rhuberty]
Mar 28, 2009 (5:12 am)
Ooops, I was replying to dan about the ignition switch. Yours sounds like it could be the EGR system (valve or ports). Have you had that checked? Intermittent problems are the worst, so I feel your pain. The EGR problems are more common on the V6 engines, but that doesn't mean the I4 is immune. Good luck finding the problem.
#1673 of 2262 Re: 1998 Honda Accord [elroy5]
Mar 28, 2009 (7:43 am)
Any idea how a do it yourselfer can check EGR? I can identify it and probably take it out.
#1674 of 2262 Re: 1998 Honda Accord [rhuberty]
Mar 28, 2009 (10:06 am)
From what I remember on my old Accord you had to apply vacuum to the hose on the EGR valve, but don't remember what the result was supposed to be. I don't have that service manual anymore, so I can't look it up. Sorry Maybe if you did a search on it, you could find out more. Most EGR systems can be diagnosed the same way, so it might not have to be Accord specific. I'm not sure this is even your problem, so I would not just start replacing parts, based on guess work. Good luck
#1675 of 2262 2001 Accord LX questions
Mar 28, 2009 (4:01 pm)
I just bought a one owner 2001 LX 4 door 5M with 120K miles. As soon as I bought it, The timing belt work was not done. I had the dealer replace the timing belt and adjust the valve clearance. He checked the water pump and said it was fine and did not replace it. The timing belt looked amazingly clean. There was not a single crack in any grooves.
Here are my questions:
Valve/lifter. piston/engine noise: The engine has a tick..tick..tick sound. I mostly hear it at idle. The Honda dealer adjusted the valves but the noise is still there. The service manager said the sound is piston slap that develops in some Hondas in about 100-120K and will not get worse for another 200K and you can not get rid of it. He said the engine is very clean and there is no sign of oil change abuse. Does anyone has any engine addative fix for this?
Where is the air cabin filter? I thought it should be behind the glove compartment. I tried to remove the glove box. It did not work by removing four obvious screws. Any links to any site that shows the procedure?
I will have more questions later...
#1676 of 2262 Re: 1998 Honda Accord [elroy5]
Mar 30, 2009 (10:16 am)
My car had the same problem with the high speed hesitation. Even to the point that at 80mph the car would actually stall--very dangerous. After several trips to the dealer and many unnecessary repairs the issue was finally properly diagnosed. Turned out to be a "faulty fuel relay switch." It was replaced and car has been fine ever since at high speeds--with high speed hesitation at least.
Now, I just have to wait three minutes (almost exactly) after starting the car before I can drive away without any hesitation. Totally new problem...
Car has 239,000 and going kinda strong...beats a car payment.
#1677 of 2262 Re: 1998 Honda Accord [dawad]
Mar 30, 2009 (2:34 pm)
Thanks for the note. That sounds like a plausible solution and does not sound real expensive to try.
#1678 of 2262 Re: 2001 Accord LX questions [jodar96]
Mar 30, 2009 (9:44 pm)
It's behind the glove box and down but is hard to change out on the 98-02 models. Easier on the 2003 and up.
#1679 of 2262 Bad news and good news!
Mar 30, 2009 (11:06 pm)
The bad news is my Honda dealer found 2 broken motor mounts on my 02 V6 with 96k when I had them do my required annual state inspection. The good news is a very noticible improvement on startup vibration and everywhere when accelerating. They said they redesigned the motor mounts in 03. $500,thank you. Had the timing belt,water pump,belts,etc. done the same day $700 more, thank you very much. Old water pump looked good.
#1680 of 2262 2001 Accord Headlight Asm Replacement
Apr 01, 2009 (8:30 am)
Has anyone replaced the headlights on these? Does it come of by disconnecting the electrical connectors and removing visible screws.......or you have to take the bumper facia off?