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Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
#2226 of 2262 Re: Question on 2001 Honda Accord serpentine belt that just shredded [tseverson1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 14, 2012 (10:25 am)
One shouldn't have to touch the alternator to work on the control arm, no.
As for your brother--it's pretty hard to trace something like this back to a job done 6 months ago. More likely, just vibration worked it loose, or perhaps the threads on the bolt (or worse, the block itself) are damaged. I'd certainly inspect those things carefully before proceeding with a repair. It's also possible some bracket could have broken.
#2227 of 2262 Re: Question on 2001 Honda Accord serpentine belt that just shredded [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 14, 2012 (10:43 am)
Thanks for your reply and your useful information.
Jul 29, 2012 (11:08 am)
Greetings all. Supposedly got the ac fixed a month ago, then 2wks later it's blowing ambient air again. The mechanic did install a used compressor though. Took it back to him, he put some freon in and it blew cool just for that day now its back to regular air. Basically I'm tired of putting money in and have started looking at newer vehicles. Could this be an easy fix though?
Condenser maybe? Is it worth it with 282000 miles on it? Just thinking of cutting my losses. Any opinion would be helpful..thanks.
Jul 29, 2012 (11:56 am)
Well, if he put freon IN, that means that freon leaked OUT at some point, so...where all leaks repaired and tested, first of all?
Could be an expansion valve....you should perhaps go to an AC specialist and have the system tested.
As much as it might cost to fix the AC properly, it's still way cheaper than another car. Presuming yours runs well and looks good, it would be worth the investment. You should be able to run the car up to 225K--250K.
#2230 of 2262 Re: a/c issue [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 30, 2012 (4:19 am)
Thanks so much. I agree it would still be "cheaper to keep her" but its now at 282000 miles and I'm just suffering from car fatigue..we'll see.
#2231 of 2262 Re: a/c issue [yusuf1]
Aug 02, 2012 (4:41 pm)
Hey so I think I might be having a similar problem with my accord. It's a 2001 Accord ex I just drove it over 200k miles. The problem has been going on for about 6 months now. Although I think mine might be slightly different; the only time the a/c doesn't work is when the dashboard a/c lights won't turn on. But once the a/c lights are on the a/c works great.
I've spoken with a friend of mine who is great with cars and he thinks it could just be a bad ground behind the dashboard. Problem is if he is right I have absolutely no experience with dashboards and those can be very complicated.
So question is if he is wrong what is the problem and if he is right where can I get reliable info. on how to remove the dash and fix it?
Thanks for the help.
#2232 of 2262 Re: a/c issue [dcman19]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 02, 2012 (5:39 pm)
I don't think that's a plausible diagnosis---the AC light won't go on because the AC circuit hasn't engaged the compressor.
#2233 of 2262 bulb repalcement
Aug 04, 2012 (5:51 am)
02 sedan automatic with 135K. The bulb on the floor shift blew. No big deal, but is there an easy way to replace. I looked on-line and saw some directions but they were not right on for this model/yr.
#2234 of 2262 2001 odometer scrambling
Aug 07, 2012 (7:07 am)
I've got a 2001 EX-L V6 that I'm about to try to sell. It has 81,000 miles on it. For about the last two years, the odometer often doesn't display the mileage in a readable form -- some of the lines on the readout don't show up, so you can't see the mileage. The miles change properly, it's just impossible to read them on the odometer at times. It doesn't bother me that much, and the problem is intermittant. Unfortunately, the dealer when doing scheduled maintenance one time recorded the mileage in the 90,000 mile range, even though it was really in the 70,000 mile range at the time, and it was reported to Carfax, so now it looks like there's a mileage inconsistency (even though the car really does have only 81,000 miles.)
Three questions -- any idea how I can fix the odometer display so that it always shows the miles driven? How much is it likely to cost? Can I fix it without making it look like I've played with the odometer?
#2235 of 2262 Re: a/c issue [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 18, 2012 (5:18 pm)
Ok thats fine, I'm guessing that also explains why the a/c blows normal air no matter what the speed when the light won't work. Is the compressor working even though a/c isn't then? I get the feeling it's an electrical problem with getting the air cold. Because everything else about the a/c system works great. I've also noticed that the mileage number tends to short out so only the bottom half of the numbers on the odometer show from time to time. Is the problem related?
Thanks for the help.