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#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?
#1681 of 2262 help with error code please
Apr 02, 2009 (8:36 am)
i have a 2000 accord se w/88,000 on it. and it started to kind of shift hard my check engine light came on so i got it checked out at auto zone and it came back with this....
VTEC system malfunction
1 low oil/pressure
2 blocked oil passage
3 failed vct oil control valve
ran motor flush through it, cant remember the brand, and changed the oil. do i give it a day or so and if it still seems to be shifting hard do i go on to 3? and if so what do i do?
#1682 of 2262 Headlight replacement
Apr 02, 2009 (9:09 am)
Having changed the headlight assembly on a '98 Accord coupe, I only had to remove the screws and the electircal connectors.
Edit: I was able to get it replaced without removing the bumper, but it was a bit of a pain as it had to be gently worked in there.
#1683 of 2262 Re: 1998 Honda Accord [dan158]
Apr 04, 2009 (6:09 am)
You should also check your negative battery cable as a remote possiblility. Over time the cable or ground can become bad. A small screw attaches the cable to the vehicle. If the ground is loose a bump in the road or vibration can cause hesitation and failure. I would pull apart the ground and make sure everything is clean. Might even want to start with a new cable and screw. Bad ground or loose cables can create all kinds of issues especially with engine death and starting. I would think your shop would have looked into this but you never know. Good luck.
Apr 06, 2009 (2:34 pm)
When it is very cold outside (unusual in South Florida), my 1999 Accord sort of sputters when it starts and runs very rough for the first few minutes. It sounds like it will stall out, and the check engine light goes on. After a day (and warmer weather), the engine starts normally, and the check engine light goes away on its own. This has happened to me 3 times this winter. The check engine light is off for now, but I am afraid it will come back with the cold weather.
Has anyone had a similar problem?