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#828 of 2262 3 Power Windows won`t move
May 22, 2007 (5:57 pm)
I have a 2001 Honda Accord with power windows. Tonight 3 of the windows would not go up. The driver`s side window goes up and down fine. When I press the controls for the other 3, there is nothing (no noise, no movement). I pulled, checked and reseated the fuses for these windows and one for the power window motor. No change.
Any ideas on what I should check/do?
#829 of 2262 Re: 3 Power Windows won`t move [alan30]
May 22, 2007 (6:40 pm)
Does your 01 have a lockout switch for the power windows? The switch usually locks out all but the drivers window from functioning. Maybe the switch is acting up.
#830 of 2262 Re: 3 Power Windows won`t move [alan30]
May 22, 2007 (9:09 pm)
Mrbill is right, check the lock switch (the switch with the word "ON" printed on it, I think). Make sure it is unlocked first. If it is, play with it some, it may be that switch.
#832 of 2262 Re: Power Steering Pump (1998 EX)
May 23, 2007 (7:25 am)
I will be replacing the pump soon as the whining noise has become pretty bad, but wanted to know whether it is a good idea to replace the hoses at the same time, considering the age of the car. Some vendors seem to recommend the use of a filter also, any thoughts as to whether it is really necessary?
#833 of 2262 Re: Power Steering Pump (1998 EX) [nls]VISITING HOST
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 23, 2007 (7:44 am)
Filter is a good idea. As for replacing the lines I guess that depends on a) how much they cost (the pressure side can be expensive on some cars) and b) if you can easily take them out and inspect them for cracking, kinks, etc.
#834 of 2262 Re: Power Steering Pump (1998 EX) [nls]VISITING HOST [Mr_Shiftright]
May 23, 2007 (8:08 am)
I am more worried about the degradation of the hoses internally and any particles or pieces getting into the system - not sure whether the current pump problem at the relatively low mileage of 70K is because of that. The high pressure hose sells in the $70-$100 range, the return hose is not expensive. If the filter is not used by Honda, is there a need for it now, and will it cause more headaches than it is worth?
#835 of 2262 Re: Power Steering Pump (1998 EX) [nls]VISITING HOST [Mr_Shiftright] [nls]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 23, 2007 (8:11 am)
Filters are OEM on many cars. I'd say either get a filter or be sure to clean out the fluid every 30K or so with a turkey baster and replace it.
Yeah I was thinking if the lines are off they can be cleaned and inspected. $100 isn't chickenfeed for a hose.
I guess bottom line would be how hard it would be to replace the hoses at another time. If they are a real pain to get at, then maybe now's the time, but if it's just a matter of going on a lift and unscrewing two fittings, then if the hoses look good now, you might wait.
On some cars that are prone to hose bursting I'd say do it but I'm not aware that your car is susceptible.
#836 of 2262 2001 Accord EX V6 Timing Belt
May 23, 2007 (11:16 am)
I am coming up on 105,000 miles and have been advised by my dealer to get a new timing belt. Along with it he advises replacing the other main belts and the water pump. It's all going to cost about $850. Is that a reasonable price for the procedure? It sounds bloody expensive to me; I imagine there's quite a mark-up on those belts. I'd appreciate any input. Thanks!