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#1693 of 2262 Need Help with 1999 Honda Accord EX
Apr 27, 2009 (5:41 pm)
i took in my honda accord (1999, ex, 2 door coupe, 140000kms, automatic) to a canadian tire on april 11th, they found quite a few issues with it but the biggest problem i had was after parking it for the winter with quite a few problems already. I started it up and the RPM's shot to the max, as if i had the pedal to the floor. Now after fixing it and 1500$ candian later, i got it back today and after 20 mins of driving it i had problems again. It is just dying on me, i will be accelerating down the street and its like some one slams it into Neutral for 10 seconds and then slamms it back in gear for 10 seconds. It continues to do this for approx. 20 mins then stops. Then 20 mins later it starts doing it again. What could this be, the said that the belts are oily cause of a powersteering leak, But i am thinking this is transmission? thankyou
#1694 of 2262 Re: Need Help with 1999 Honda Accord EX [brandonmcq]
Apr 27, 2009 (6:44 pm)
4-cylinder or V6?
#1695 of 2262 Re: Need Help with 1999 Honda Accord EX [thegraduate]
Apr 28, 2009 (10:55 am)
#1696 of 2262 2001 Accord Cabin Filter Replacement
Apr 28, 2009 (12:18 pm)
Last Saturday, I replaced the cabin filters in my 2001 Accord that I just bought with 121K miles. I find it amazing that Honda has made the replacement of these filters so complicated.
The knee plastic piece under the glove box has one screw deeply hidden in center console. I don't understand why they did not put a metal pressed on clips so you can pull this piece. The filters looked like they have never been replaced.
#1697 of 2262 92 Accord Lx transmission trouble
Apr 28, 2009 (3:04 pm)
I have a 92 Accord LX 4 Cylinder with 180,000 plus miles. The automatic transaxle doesn't shift until high RPM, then it shifts really rough. When slowing down to stop or turn a corner it downshifts really rough also. Are there any vacuum lines or solenoids that control the shifting on this transmission? If so, where are they located & can they be serviced by the average shade tree mechanic?
#1698 of 2262 Re: 92 Accord Lx transmission trouble [hacksaw3]
Apr 28, 2009 (5:47 pm)
Are there any vacuum lines or solenoids that control the shifting on this transmission? If so, where are they located & can they be serviced by the average shade tree mechanic?
Yes, their are a pair of shift solenoids, and a pair of lock-up solenoids. They look like cylinders mounted to plates, bolted to the transmission. They have screens on them that can be cleaned. Has the fluid been changed recently? What does it look like? This link may help you, it has pictures of the solenoids, and directions for cleaning and inspecting them. Good luck.
Apr 29, 2009 (1:15 pm)
I recently had my 02 with 75K miles in for normal oil change. The dealer said the antifreeze was in need of change and that I should change the timing belt (prevention only on both - no issues). I said that the owners manual said 100K for the timing belt and something similar for the antifreeze. He said that because the car was 7 years old the mileage does not apply and should be changed. The owners manual does not say 100K or 7 years so I think he is lying. Any thoughts
#1700 of 2262 Re: fluid changes [theriver]
Apr 29, 2009 (3:16 pm)
If you have the Timing Belt changed they also change out the water pump and have to change the antifreeze and that is included in the TB change charge. Don't pay seperately/twice for the antifreeze.
#1701 of 2262 Re: fluid changes [theriver]
Apr 29, 2009 (5:28 pm)
Honda recommends that you change the timing belt at 105,000 miles or 7 years, whichever comes first. Ditto with the changing out the anti-freeze. The dealer was telling the truth.
#1702 of 2262 Re: fluid changes [theriver]
Apr 29, 2009 (5:53 pm)
I bought a 2001 LX 4 cylinder with 121K miles last month and knowing that the timing belt had not been replaced, I took it to the dealer and had them replace the belt. He did not replace the water pump as he said there was no leak and it looked fine.
I had them save the belt so I can inspect and see the cracks and glazing. I was shocked as how good the belt looked. I feel you can easily go your 105K miles and ignore the 7 years.