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#1933 of 2264 Bad ORVR - onboard vapor recovery
Nov 17, 2009 (4:40 pm)
My mechanic tells me the diagnostics report says the ORVR on my 1999 Accord V6 has failed. Well, at 110,000 miles it's about the first thing that ever broke so no big deal.
However, he says it's 7 hours of labor because he has to remove the gas tank and a lot of other huge and ugly stuff.
I read on one site that this can be accessed through the trunk - the guy said he actually cut a hole in the bottom of the trunk and got it done a it faster and with less disruption. BTW - he did it with metal shears so he didn't make sparks that would have blown him, and his Honda, up into the sky.
Does anyone have any insight? I'd sure like to save a bunch of money on labor.
#1934 of 2264 Re: Bad ORVR - onboard vapor recovery [jstevans]
Nov 17, 2009 (6:16 pm)
If I were going to do the job myself, I would do it the right way, with a shop manual, rather than cutting a hole in my trunk. The gas tank is not that hard to remove, when empty, You just have to do it, and not try short-cuts, that usually don't work. Just my opinion, of course.
#1935 of 2264 Re: Bad ORVR - onboard vapor recovery [jstevans]
Nov 18, 2009 (6:38 am)
Never heard of this failing outside of tank-toppers.
I'm not implying that you do this (really; random things wear out and go bad when cars age - I have a '96 so I understand ), but for those that top off their gas tank, trying to get every last drop in there, remember how expensive this can be. When the pump clicks off, be done pumping; repairing the Vapor Recovery System is apparently not cheap!
#1936 of 2264 STOP THE DOOR LOCK PLEASE
Nov 21, 2009 (5:35 pm)
I have 98 accord and the door locks make a grinding noise when I try to lock them from either the driver or passenger side. I tried to pull out the fuse and just do it manually, buy the car wont start if I do. So what am I doing wrong? Please help..Dave Gale
#1937 of 2264 1998 Accord instrument panel lights
Dec 11, 2009 (11:59 am)
I have a 1998 Accord EX that is in excellent condition.
At the beginning of Nov. the check engine light came on but I didn't think much of it but on Thanksgiving Day, I started the car and the instrument panel lights didn't come on and haven't yet.
I took it to the garage, thinking it was a fuse or something simple.
It isn't the fuse and they can't find
the problem or seem to fix it.
Anybody had this problem
#1938 of 2264 Re: 1998 Accord instrument panel lights [octoberbd]
Dec 11, 2009 (4:05 pm)
how is it running? what lights and any codes or can you check for codes?
#1939 of 2264 odometer lighting
Dec 12, 2009 (11:40 am)
Does anyone know how to replace the lighting for the milage indicator? Wife is complaigning about it and I guess there is a need to pull the dash panel but I need to know if its a light bulb or what before I go to that extreme.
#1940 of 2264 Re: Bad ORVR - onboard vapor recovery [jstevans]
Dec 12, 2009 (5:19 pm)
Just finished going through my entire vapor recovery system in my 98 Accord. They usually dont fail too often. i have 214,000 on the car. Found out that the vapor recovery system was still going and working like it is supposed to. next was the romoval of the gas tank. Not too difficult preferably a two man job. But, since i had no help i did it. myself. Had three rusted out pinm holes on top front of gas tank, which explains why i kept getting a code in the vapor recovery system. vapor was actually escaping from these pin holes. Repaired them by putting plain old bondo over the pin holes. Works like a charm. Time to buy new rims so it looks good on the street. it is old and it deserves them after all these miles. If you have any questions just ask. I will be molre than happy to answer them. free of charge. I just love working on cars.
#1941 of 2264 1999 Honda Accord Heating Problems :(
Dec 12, 2009 (5:33 pm)
I have a 1999 honda accord with little heat that comes out of the vents. Plenty of air, just not very hot, luke warm at best depending on how high i set the fan speed. I have checked the control panel, that is ok, i have changed out the t-stat, i have checked the heater control unit and the tests out ok, I checked the radiator hoses while the car is running, the top one is kinda hot to the touch but the bottom radiator hose is cold. This does not seem reasonanble considering what i have checked or repaired, can any one please help me with this situation? The weather is getting very cold and it's really hard to defrost the windows
#1942 of 2264 2000 Accord clutch
Dec 12, 2009 (8:56 pm)
I have a 2000 Honda Accord 5-speed with about 160,000 miles. When I depress the clutch pedal in the morning, when the car first starts, I can feel a pulsating sensation. The pulsating goes away after the car warms up and has run for a while.