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Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
Jan 11, 2010 (5:14 pm)
My 2001 Honda accord v6 has been leaking oil for during the last week. It is brown and is leaking from the center front, sort of where puddles occur after you turn off the air conditioner. The leak is about 1 by l foot.
Any ideas as to whether I am looking at a big repair bill? The car has 189,000 miles and I have not had problems before this leak. thanks.
#1967 of 2264 Re: oil leak [marilyn22]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 12, 2010 (4:18 pm)
Oil leaks can travel pretty far along the engine, so you have to put it on a lift to find out what's going on.
#1968 of 2264 Re: climate control fresh/hot air works sometime [odysseyfan1]
Jan 21, 2010 (11:36 am)
I am having problem with the temp control knob that it kinds of stuck in only blowing warm/hot air at times, and at other times only cold air.
Right now it's only blowing hot air irrespective of moving the knob towards hot, the mecahnic suggested replacing 'Blend Door Actuator' also known as
006 79160-S84-A01 MOTOR ASSY., AIR MIX
under heator control parts.
Wanted to check if anyone has seen similar issue, and had been suggested the same, in case, did you change it yourself and how easy is it ?
Is it located under the dash ?
Any help locating this would be much appreciated.
#1969 of 2264 transmission problem on cold start
Jan 25, 2010 (8:14 pm)
I read about the same problem in many earlier posts but no solutions. i have a 2000 honda accord ex and had "D" light flashing at 107k miles. Went to the dealer in 2008 and he quoted $3.xk to replace the tranny. I showed him the class action law suit about Honda extending their warranty on trans with 110K on their 2000+ models. I got my transmission replaced for free.
Now i am at 160k and my transmission has a problem only for the first 5 minutes during cold start. if i keep my car ON for 5 mins or if i drive my car with shifting and jerking problem for 5 minutes, everything is alright after that.
I explained all these and left the car at the dealer again to check. The dealer asked me to replace transmission *again*. But honda does not make this transmission anymore so he should order it from a private company in California for $2600 with parts and labour $3800 overall..
i really do not know which direction to go, it is a fine car unless it is warmed up for 5 minutes. i really don't think it is a transmission problem, if not, experts out there.. please give your suggestions.
#1970 of 2264 Re: transmission problem on cold start [waste]
Jan 27, 2010 (6:25 pm)
The transmission they put in for you has a 3/36 warranty. They'll give you another one. I've had 3 replacement trannies in my 2000 4 cyl accord. To be honest, the original transmission is probably the best one you'll ever have in your accord. The replacements (including the current one that clunks routinely) are nowhere near as good as the original. I think once you replace the tranny in one of those models it will become a routine every 20k miles or so.
#1971 of 2264 Re: transmission problem on cold start [waste]
Jan 27, 2010 (7:12 pm)
I had three rebuilt trannies in my 4cyl 2000 accord and they are not as good as the original. (see my post #1799) Although you have gone past 36,000 on this rebuilt transmission they may consider cutting you some slack on another one since it is a known problem - honda transmissions from those years. If not, you'll have to consider what you are willing to spend on another transmission that will probably fail in about the same number of miles as the rebuilt one that is currently in your car.
#1972 of 2264 Transmission problem or programming problem??
Jan 31, 2010 (10:21 pm)
Someone is bound to have a fix for these transmissions. This is been going on since 1996 when OBD 11 was installed in most cars. It is still not rocket science. Surely someone has found out what part is malfunctioning or is the PCM program harming the transmission may be because of its constant locking and unlocking the TCC( possibly more than necessary) .That the problem came about just about the same time that OBD 11 came out, mostly in 1996. Of the thousands of people working on thousands of these transmissions someone is bound to come up with at least some idea of how to fix it. Honda and Acura sales and integrity are taking a beating which affects all of the people all the way down the Honda and Acura sales and service line. It is the best car in the world for the money. If we can't get our heads together and work together to correct this problem this could be the demise of Honda and of our jobs and integrity. 14 years is ridiculously long for people of our caliber to let a major problem like this go. It seems like R&D needs to get out in the field more and quit studying their computers quite so much. Don't wait up to three months for a broken transmission to get back to the factory. Talk to the technician, study his notes, scanner outputs, and take detailed notes of the ways the cars are driven and serviced. This could save or run our careers. I have had many customers in my small shop that will buy Toyota or Kia next time because of these problems. Except for this transmission those two cars are much more expensive to maintain.
#1973 of 2264 Re: Passenger Seat of a 2002 Accord [mrbill1957]
Feb 01, 2010 (3:56 pm)
no problem finding the holes. not sure how to get the screws in the holes and hold while at the same time keep the fingers at the top in place. do i have to remove the leather material temporarily to make sure the screws are in and tight?
#1975 of 2264 Re: oil leak [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 03, 2010 (7:51 pm)
HEllo mr_shift. This is a very stupid question.
I bought a 2001 honda accord, so far its great, no issues at all. LOL i can't find the damn ashtray and cigarette lighter in the car. I has the 12volt outlet. Was the ashtray and cigarette lighter an option ? LOLOLO I know its a really stupid question