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#2030 of 2254 2002 Honda Accord EX V6 - Cruise Control Problem - After I buy the car !!
May 01, 2010 (10:36 am)
I bought a 2002 Honda Accord EX V6 with 70K miles on it 2 days back.
After the deal was done and I was driving the car very next day. I noticed that when I press the cruise control button (to set the speed on highway), the cruise light comes on but the car does not hold the speed. Cruise control light seems to work fine, its just that the car is not holding the speed at all.
I drive 130 miles round trip to work each day. Without cruise control it is very hard for me to drive this car.
My mechanic (same guy checked the car for me before I bought it) says he does not know.
#2031 of 2254 Flashing warnng lights
May 01, 2010 (6:34 pm)
I have a 99 Accord EX with 115k miles. Recently the Brake, Battery, and door warning lights will come on for a few seconds then go out. This happens several times while I'm driving. It doesn't happen every day, but is getting more frequent. The car seems to run fine and I don't notice any problems when the lights come on. Any ideas why these three lights would come on together and then go off? Is this a symptom of something more serious? My mechanic didn't have much concern over it.
#2032 of 2254 Re: 2002 Honda Accord EX V6 - Cruise Control Problem - After I buy the car !! [shyguycalif]
May 03, 2010 (6:05 am)
Just to confirm, you're pressing the cruise control button on the dash with the green indicator light on (next to your sunroof control), then pressing "SET" on the steering wheel control. Both the light on the dashboard button and the "CRUISE CONTROL" instrument panel indicator should be illuminated.
#2033 of 2254 Re: 2002 Honda Accord EX V6 - Cruise Control Problem - After I buy the car !! [thegraduate]
May 03, 2010 (1:40 pm)
Yes that is correct. I press the Cruise button and then SET the speed... the dash board light comes up... but the car does not hold speed.
#2034 of 2254 Re: 2002 Honda Accord EX V6 - Cruise Control Problem - After I buy the car !! [shyguycalif]
May 03, 2010 (1:48 pm)
Just wanted to make sure; most cars don't have a dashboard button independent of controls on the steering wheel or stalk, and since you just got the car I thought you may not be aware. Wasn't trying to chastise you in any way.
That said, I have no idea what the problem could be. I'm not much of a mechanic.
#2035 of 2254 Re: Honda Accord 98 stalls [tgs89]
May 07, 2010 (2:06 pm)
If your car stalls even when you are driving at around 30 mph, it probably is the ignition switch. There is a recall on the ignition switch and Honda will fix it for free after the dealer diagnoses that that is the problem.
#2036 of 2254 Broken Door Handle 2000 Accord EX
May 09, 2010 (6:55 pm)
My driver's side rear door (exterior) is not working-you pull on it, but it doesn't activate the latch. I have to open the door from the inside latch. Can anyone tell me where to find the instructions to replace/repair the handle? I assume that I buy the parts at my Honda dealer? Thanks in advance.
#2037 of 2254 98 Accord Hesitation
May 11, 2010 (5:41 pm)
I have $50.00 for someone that can help me troubleshoot this issue (honestly I will drop the check in the mail if I eliminate the problem for 30 days straight). '98 Accord EX w/ 4 cylinder & auto transmission. History: Currently 180,000 miles, ignition switch replaced 2 times (can rule this out as problem). At 109K transmission was replaced under warranty (thanks Honda), at 110K timing belt and water pump replaced, at 160K plugs, wires, cap, rotor and thermostat replaced. Just replaced 2nd clutch pressure swith (loose, caused oil leak and code p1738). Other than that nothing done mechanically other than normal oil, filter, plug changes, etc. Currently have codes p0172, p0420 and p1457 (converter, evap leak, o2 sensor, etc. - and yes I am cheap) - these codes have been hanging around for thousands of miles and I'm of the opinion all emissions related and not that relavant to my problem - I'm sure some will say take care of them and that might help with the issue. Here is the issue - car runs great 98% of the time. Occasionally, I can be going down the highway and I will get a slight hesitation - sometimes won't happen for days - comes and goes. Just occurs for a second, may happen 2-3 times over 5 miles then may go away for a week or so. It does appear that the tach drops at hesitation but it's so quick it's hard to tell for sure. Always starts well, idles well and accelerates well. This has been going on for 40-50K+ miles. Any help would be appreciated and yes I can take some good ribbing for entertainment purposes.
#2039 of 2254 Re: 98 Accord Hesitation [rhuberty]
May 12, 2010 (8:13 am)
First' follow elroy's link to port cleaning and check it out.
Second, replace the O2 sensor before the cat: http://www.obd-codes.com/p0172,
with a litle luck this will erase code P040 http://www.obd-codes.com/p0420
Third, look for a vacuum leak in the evap system (canister system) and last, did you replace the spark plugs with Honda recomended plugs? There should be a sticker under the hood with the plug type and gap. Also look for a leak in the exhaust system.