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Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
#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.
#2213 of 2254 Re: Starting issue with 2000 Accord [mgcoalter]
May 29, 2012 (8:25 pm)
Having a starting problem again. I tried opening and then re-closing the gas cap like a family member suggested, that didn't work. It was almost 90 degrees here today, so maybe that is the problem? I think I read somewhere about people having a similar issue in warm weather. Any other suggestions as to what the issue might be?
#2214 of 2254 Re: Starting issue with 2000 Accord [mgcoalter]
Jun 03, 2012 (10:02 am)
Accords are pretty famous for having problems with the fuel pump relays, especially in hot weather. Sometimes you can hear if you have a problem. Open the trunk lid so you can get your head down right over the gas tank. Have someone turn the key to the on position, but do not try to engage the starter. You should hear a short buzzing sound as the fuel pump comes on to build up pressure in the system. The sound should stop after a second or two. If you don't hear this at all, it's possible that the relay is defective and the fuel pump is not operating. If the relay is the problem, it isn't too difficult to replace yourself, or any reputable garage should be able to take care of it for you. Good luck,.