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#53 of 2262 98 Accord V6..humming noise
Jan 09, 2006 (9:38 am)
Hi, any help would be appreciated. I just bought a used 98 Accord EX V6 with current mileage being 112K...Prior to the sale the previous owner had all belts replaced, water pump replaced and a few other things (the standard 90K tune up). No problems until 2 days ago I noticed a humming/buzzing/whining noise. It seems to be loudest when I am idling, checked my power steering fluid and its full, dont have any loss in steering control but it does seem to have a bit more play in the wheel (I just replaced both rear tires and I dont know if thats whats causing the "weirdness" in the response and handling) .. So my question is could it be the power steering pump beginning to fail? Could it be a pulley problem? Any other thoughts?
Thanks in advance for any help...
#54 of 2262 Engine Destroyed
Jan 09, 2006 (10:51 am)
My wife recently drove home with the oil light on, you can imagine my delight. Took the car into the dealer which happens to be a 1998 Accord Coupe EX-V6. Told me the engine is destroyed and it would be a total waste to try and fix the oil pump.
Does anyone know a reputable mechanic in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Florida area? I am in the market for a new engine and a mechanic to do the engine swap. I would like to take it to a mechanic that specializes in Hondas if possible.
Thank you in advance for the help!
#55 of 2262 Re: Valvetrain noise? [imidazol97]
Jan 09, 2006 (6:59 pm)
Now that IS quite a twist. I never heard or thought of that, using the oil for heat. It just seems that the coolant would heat up faster since it circulates in the head around the combustion chambers, especially since the purpose of the coolant is to soak up the heat and move it out of the engine.
#56 of 2262 Re: Valvetrain noise? [electricdesign]
Jan 09, 2006 (7:30 pm)
The oil goes into the rods, valve train, and combustion chamber. I don't know how they use the oil for heat, but I was told it was heat quick compared to heating up 12 quarts of water that runs through a radiator. My friend had one installed on his personal car as a test for the company that was studying the idea of oil for heat.
#57 of 2262 Re: Transmission troubles [vincejizim]
Jan 09, 2006 (7:31 pm)
I have a 2001 Accord EX 4-cylinder with automatic trans. Just went to the dealer today to check for recalls, and they told me I had been given a transmission warranty extension to 100k miles.
Hope this helps.
#58 of 2262 Re: Clock Light [cannell3]
Jan 09, 2006 (8:08 pm)
I also own a 2000 Accord, EX. My clock light was the same as yours. I pryed or popped out my clock an found a small what I call a mustard seed sized bulb that twist lock into the clock base. I went to the Honda house and got a replacement. No problem now. Like the other reply says tape the end of the screwdriver or what ever you use. Pointed items are not good though. I know how frustrating it is at night not being able to see the clock. The bulb cost at Honda bout 4 something. Kinda high. So you may try a local Auto supply house first to see if its cheaper.
#60 of 2262 Would you paint a 7.5 year old car?
Jan 09, 2006 (11:14 pm)
I've been trolling the message boards looking for other Honda owners who have the same issue with paint. I have a 1998 Accord with 51K miles on it. I checked the 1day auto paint type shops and they are quoting from 600 - 1500 to paint cars. I want to keep my car at least 2 years, am trying to figure out if I'm better off buying a new car. What do you guys think? Thanks. Any tips on selecting a company to repaint my car?
#61 of 2262 Re: Timing belt replacement on 98 Accord EX [mrbill1957]
Jan 11, 2006 (4:49 pm)
I got the timing belt, water pump and balance shaft belt replaced by my mechanic. When he called a Honda dealer to get the balance shaft belt, and gave them the VIN number, he was told that the car is not supposed to have a balance shaft belt. Did Honda change the design during the 98 model year, with some cars having the balance shaft belt and others not? The car has a 2.3L VTEC engine, and was supposedly built in Feb 98.
#62 of 2262 Re: Timing belt replacement on 98 Accord EX [nls]
Jan 11, 2006 (5:19 pm)
I just looked at the views of the engine at www.collegehillshonda.com, and it does show a balance shaft belt. I also looked up a 97 (to see if an older one had one)and it did.
Sorry I can't help you with this one, I only changed a belt on a pre-balance shaft engine.