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Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
#2152 of 2261 lights how to adjust?
Dec 11, 2010 (3:55 pm)
I have a 2001 accord and i would like to know how the heck to i adjust the headlights?
I replaced the bulbs with HID KIT and i just need to adjust the left light just a touch.
I read on here that tranny is an issue. Yes some had problems and it were the ones made in japan. The ones made in the states are great. Mine was made in the states and i have no issue. Do a drain and fill with HOnda Syntech every 40000km and you will be fine. DO NOT add any additives, its bad for the car.
This statement came from honda!
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#2153 of 2261 weekend incident - stalls on intersection for 5 minutes
Dec 20, 2010 (7:48 am)
1998 accord 5-speed with <150k and half-tank gas. Was going down hill about 45 and saw yellow signal, so I braked hard and the car shuddered, jerked then died. Tried at least a dozen times to re-start - it started for a millisecond then jerked and died, even with attempts to floor the pedal on ignition. Finally by some miracle I was able to catch it in action and let it shoots to redline. Afterwards, i did pedal to metal a dozen more times, now the car runs like new as if nothing ever happened. I thought I need to replace clogged fuel filter, but learned in my model there is none to replace. Please help me analyze this puzzle, so the freaked-out wife can have her peace back. Thank you and merry xmas!
#2154 of 2261 Re: weekend incident - stalls on intersection for 5 minutes [sistar]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 20, 2010 (9:37 am)
You might do a computer scan to see if anything was recorded as a trouble code. Your symptoms are really too vague to identify anything specific. Sometimes old cars just "burp" and that's it
#2155 of 2261 G6 Accord Upper Radiator Mount Cushions
Dec 22, 2010 (2:06 pm)
This will be easy question for anyone who owns a 6th generation Accord. My 2001 four cyl EX sedan has rubber bushings called cushions in the top radiator mounts. They are easily visible with the hood open. Plastic posts project up from each side of the radiator through these cushions or grommets, which are held to the front cross member in metal brackets.
On my car (126,000miles), the posts can slop around in the cushion holes, allowing the radiator to bounce fore and aft by 2 or 3 mm. Doesn't sound like much, but it makes a noticeable thump.
When I removed one of the cushions, I noted that the hole in it shows no wear, and is in perfect condition, so it hasn't been hogged out. When I bought a pair of new cushions from a dealer, they were just as large, and also allowed the fore-aft slop on acceleration and braking.
Is this the way they are supposed to be? Could someone take a look the next time they have the hood open. I would just construct tighter cushions myself, but worry that they might be too restrictive and break off the radiator top mounting posts.
#2156 of 2261 Interior Rear View Mirror Loose
Jan 04, 2011 (5:31 pm)
My interior rear view mirror keeps coming off and while it is easily reattched it is loose and the
view is shaky. I would like it to stay in place.
I'd like to know if it requires an adhesive to hold it? How did it come from the factory?
#2157 of 2261 Re: G6 Accord Upper Radiator Mount Cushions [rservice]
Jan 05, 2011 (10:27 am)
Are you sure its not a cracked front motor mount that is causing the thump? This is one of the major issues that plagues our generation of Accords (eg. clogged EGR port, transmission, crappy alternator, etc.)
Mine has a bit of play too FWIW.
#2158 of 2261 Replace or Rebuild
Feb 18, 2011 (9:26 am)
How does one decide whether to replace or rebuild an engine? Assume the car will be kept indefiniotely as I am very happy with it.
#2159 of 2261 Re: Replace or Rebuild [bajajoes]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 18, 2011 (9:48 am)
It rather depends on the condition of the engine you have. Sometimes, it's just too expensive to rebuild one, if say you have a flat crankshaft or egg-shaped cylinders.
On the other hand, if all you need is an "overhaul", meaning replacing internal parts, re-machining the cylinder head and valves, but leaving the crankshaft stock size and not re-boring the cylinders, then it makes perfect sense to keep the engine you have.
The most rational approach is to disassemble the engine and "mic it" (measure all the critical parts) all out carefully and see what you have. Naturally this plan requires some pre-thought as to a backup plan. You also need to inspect it for cracks.
#2160 of 2261 Replace vs Rebuild
Feb 18, 2011 (11:29 am)
IIF the present engine's internal condition is unknown and it has close to 200K on it is the cost/benefit anaysis still favorable or should that money be applied to a known replacement?
#2161 of 2261 Re: Replace vs Rebuild [bajajoes]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 18, 2011 (12:03 pm)
Again, I'd have to know the clearances in the cylinder bores and the measurements of the crankshaft throws to answer that.
If you have to bore, and you have to re-machine the crankshaft and thus need oversize bearings and oversize pistons, that starts to get expensive.
If you're asking which way to bet *without* examining the old engine at all, and you want an engine to run another 200K, then I'd get a new short block installed. Without VTEC, that's about $2500 bucks + at least 20 hours labor.
So unless you go with a low miles used engine, you're looking at $5000 or so if a professional shop does a short block for you.
If you "overhaul" the engine yourself in your garage, and only need to send the head out for machining, and you don't have to touch the bores or the crankshaft--just rings and bearings and gaskets----then you'd get away a lot cheaper.
I suppose a shop could also do an overhaul for you for considerably less than $5000, since they wouldn't be boring or messing with the crank----but you know, when you open up an unknown engine, you have to be prepared for bad news.
So what do you do when the shop calls and says "okay, your engine needs everything, it's all in pieces, what do you want to do?"