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Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
#2203 of 2254 Re: Clutch issue on 98 sedan [nls]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 23, 2012 (10:36 am)
I'm thinking as we speak....hmmm....I suppose a fluky hydraulic slave cylinder that's binding in parts of the piston travel???
I wonder if your car has a little inspection plate where someone could peek in there?
#2204 of 2254 Starting issue with 2000 Accord
Apr 24, 2012 (6:33 pm)
I have recently had some problems with my car starting. The first time it happened the engine would start and then turn itself off. I waited about an hour for AAA to show up and then the car started. The second time it happened the car just went to battery power or, as AAA told me when they showed up, to accessory. They told me to jiggle the key to get it to work. The third time I had the problem I tried the AAA trick and the car started after a few minutes instead of closer to an hour.
I think the first starting problem is different from the other two, but for both issues I have taken the car to a shop and the mechanics have not been able to reproduce the problem so they haven't been able to figure out where the problem is. I have heard of someone else with the same year and make car with a similar issue, but again mechanics haven't been able to figure it out. Has anyone else out there had a similar problem? I am tired of trying to explain the problem to mechanics and only having the car not work for me.
#2205 of 2254 Re: Starting issue with 2000 Accord [mgcoalter]
Apr 25, 2012 (2:28 pm)
Sounds like a faulty ignition switch. Honda had a recall for that issue.
#2206 of 2254 Re: Starting issue with 2000 Accord [mitchflorida]
Apr 25, 2012 (7:25 pm)
Thanks. Maybe if I tell the mechanics that they will finally find the problem. I don't quite get how the dealership didn't suggest that since I would think they would know about recalls. Really, thank you. A suggestion about what the problem might be is a lot better than my current situation.
#2207 of 2254 replaced ignition switch; now keyless entry won't work
May 04, 2012 (10:43 am)
A few days ago my mechanic replaced the ignition switch on my 1998 Accord LX (it had been stalling when I tried to start the car). This fixed the stalling problem, but when I got home from the mechanic and tried to lock the car with the remote, the remote didn't work (although the battery still lights up). The remote was working fine up until this point. I replaced the battery, and no luck. So I brought the car back to the mechanic, who tried reprogramming the remote. Still no luck. The mechanic says that I will need to take the car to the dealer to have it fixed. He says that the remote entry has nothing to do with the ignition switch they replaced and that it's just a coincidence that the remote stopped working when it did.
Does that seem plausible? Or could this problem in fact be related to the work the mechanic did on the car?
Thanks for any feedback!
#2208 of 2254 Re: replaced ignition switch; now keyless entry won't work [aepete]
May 04, 2012 (11:06 am)
If the locks on your '98 Accord don't work from the switch inside either and if the passenger windows don't work, try this before you take it to the dealer.
With the ignition switch off, turn your window wiper switch on, the intermittent speed about half way. Push the odometer button and hold it while you turn the key to ACC. That might fix it and save you some hard earned $$$$'s.
George in IL.
#2209 of 2254 1999 honda accord trans
May 05, 2012 (6:38 am)
Hi, thanks for all contributions to this great form.
There is 99 Honda accord, when it is shifting at the take off, it makes a clunk noise. This also happens when you make a full stop. I showed it to mechanics and had different opinions. One told transmission should be replaced, inside is bad. Other told one of sensors is not working well, so it is not shifting properly.
Do you have an suggestion about what is going on, and what is the best way to detect what the real problem is?
#2210 of 2254 Re: replaced ignition switch; now keyless entry won't work [georgew1]
May 10, 2012 (8:54 am)
The locks do work from the inside, as do the windows, but thanks for your tip, George.
I wish I knew if the remote entry problem could be related to the ignition switch so that I could decide whether to keep pressuring the original mechanic to fix it. It's frustrating to have the car come out of the shop with things broken that weren't broken before!
#2211 of 2254 Re: 1999 honda accord trans [newshift]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
May 10, 2012 (9:36 am)
Are you talking about an actual metallic clunk you can hear, or just a harsh shift up and down?
#2212 of 2254 Re: replaced ignition switch; now keyless entry won't work [aepete]
May 10, 2012 (1:58 pm)
I'm sorry you are having such a mysterious problem. I can't help but think something is wrong with the remote. I know you replaced the battery but why not see if the dealer has some way to check the remote unit or is there a universal remote or something they have that can prove that your car system is good or bad. There must be some way to prove one or the other is bad. A HONDA dealer can't be that inefficient but many are.