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#2193 of 2264 question...
Feb 24, 2012 (8:57 pm)
I have a 1998 Honda Accord that died while I was driving, now it will crank over but will not fire. Power windows stopped working and nothing lights up on the dash....? Any ideas?
#2194 of 2264 Re: Gas pedal sticks in the morning [mrbill1957]
Feb 24, 2012 (9:43 pm)
I tried your suggestion and it worked this morning. Before I put the car in reverse and while the car was in park, I pressed the gas pedal 2 or 3 times, then put it in reverse and then shifted to drive and I did not experience the burst of gas. You mentioned it was probably due to the throttle plate sticking. Can I have the Honda dealer do the cleaning without charging me a fortune?? Thanks for your advice.
#2195 of 2264 Re: Gas pedal sticks in the morning [jeney]
Feb 25, 2012 (6:19 am)
I've always done the cleaning myself so I'm not sure what the dealer will charge. If you only have the throttle body cleaned, I'm guessing it will be $100 or less (but I could be wrong), if you have the throttle body, intake runners, and injectors cleaned, it will be more.
#2196 of 2264 Re: power window/lock issues on '98 Accord [georgew1]
Mar 25, 2012 (5:02 pm)
Wow. Works like a charm. Had the exact same issue on my 98 Accord after the battery drained because I left lights on. 15 second fix! Thanks!!!
#2197 of 2264 Re: power window/lock issues on '98 Accord [fast_sk8er]
Mar 26, 2012 (6:21 am)
Your are welcome. Glad to help.
#2198 of 2264 Clutch issue on 98 sedan
Apr 22, 2012 (2:32 pm)
Car has 120K miles, clutch was replaced at 45K by original owner just before I bought it in '04, and last year at 110K. It is smooth when engine is cold, but over time there is jerking during shifts, especially lower gears. The shop which did clutch replacement last year is saying that it might be because of leakage into clutch cylinder, another shop is saying that it doesn't seem to be a hydraulic issue, but related to clutch plates or flywheel, so it has to be dismantled to see what is going on, which of course is labor intensive. Any suggesitons would be appreciated.
#2199 of 2264 Re: Clutch issue on 98 sedan [nls]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 22, 2012 (5:43 pm)
you mean a "grabby" clutch---sudden, harsh engagement? Yeah, that could be a rear main seal leak on the clutch, or bad springs in the pressure plate. I only hope they aren't mistaking it for an engine misfire.
#2200 of 2264 Re: Clutch issue on 98 sedan [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 22, 2012 (5:59 pm)
Yes, it is like when one is learning to drive a stick shift car, the abrupt engagement. It is not there when the car is cold, gets progressively worse over time, small jerks initially and a lot of vibrations as the car is driven longer. It is definitely not a engine misfire. Most noticeable from stop to 1st and 1st to 2nd. Entire clutch assembly was replaced last year, but it was probably an after market unit, not a Honda factory original, if that indeed exists.
#2201 of 2264 Re: Clutch issue on 98 sedan [nls]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 23, 2012 (8:33 am)
yeah well one has to be careful to check the source of parts that a shop is using in your car.
When it comes to a clutch I have two rules: one, use the best parts you can buy, and two, replace everything---every bushing, seal, spring, etc.
You don't want to have to be in there twice is my reasoning.
#2202 of 2264 Re: Clutch issue on 98 sedan [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 23, 2012 (9:34 am)
Supposedly the mechanic replaced the entire clutch assembly rather than individual parts, but it is possible that flywheel was not replaced. What is the most likely issue when the harsh engagement is not there with a cold engine, and becomes progressively worse as the car is driven for longer periods? Can it be anything else which doesn't need dismantling the clutch again?