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Sep 11, 2013 (4:30 pm)
I've noticed a few posts where people are changing their oil every XXX miles, apparently ignoring the Maintenance Minder. I've been going by the MM ever since purchasing my 07 SE (new). Is there a problem with that? Is there a reason some people don't use it?
Sep 11, 2013 (6:45 pm)
Use the minder. I have for 167k miles.
#5894 of 5901 Tune Up and Maintenance Advice
Sep 30, 2013 (7:22 pm)
I own a 2003 Accord EX-L I4, Manual, with 321000kms on it. Over the past year I've changed/replaced the front drive shaft, both front ball joints and right front CB joint as well. Also got a new battery, new serp belt, all four brake pads and rotors. I change the oil every 4000km with Castrol High Mileage oil. Also got a new clutch in Spring 2010.
I find that sometimes when I accelerate the car doesnt give me enough power and the pick up feels really slow, almost laggy?
And whenever im leaving my underground garage and i pull my steering completely left cause of the sharp corners in the parking lot, i can hear something grinding against the disc or atleast i believe its the disc.
The car runs solid in my opinion, gives me about 510km on a full tank for city and some highway driving.
The check engine light does come on from time to time, usually on the highway when the car seems like its struggling for power.
I dont know too much about cars, seeing as im 19 years old, hopefully you guys can offer me some advice on what i can do. My dad passed the car down to me, he says its probably been 3 years since the last tune up so im figuring it might need one.
Thanks in advance
Oct 01, 2013 (5:10 am)
The car uses iridium plugs from the factors that last over 100k miles. If he replaced with copper plugs they will need changing much more often and that could be a problem. Also get a free engine scan from an auto parts store. They will tell you what your code is. It may be that you need a new oxygen sensor. My 2007 needed one at about 120k miles.
#5896 of 5901 2005 I4 Transmission Whine
Oct 20, 2013 (6:08 pm)
I believe my 05 4 cyl (96k) is developing a transmission whine that is audible in the upper gears from say 50 up. If there is steady throttle the slight noise is heard, let off it goes away. Anyone had any successful diagnosis and repair on this and what it costs?
#5897 of 5901 Re: 2005 I4 Transmission Whine [tld]
Oct 21, 2013 (4:14 am)
I can go with the diagnosis: The slight whine is there in 6th gear. It does seem to abate with throttle lift. Actually, it seems to abate with time. Could this be high frequency hearing loss?
all the best, ez
#5898 of 5901 Car making sound when reaching 90kmh
Nov 17, 2013 (1:47 am)
So about a week ago, I noticed a sound (kinda sounds like a lose screw or something vibrating) when I got on the highway. It started when I reached 90kmh and stopped by the time I hit 100kmh. It seems like its coming from driver side of the car either at the left front wheel or somewhere in the engine/suspension. Its a 2003 accord sedan exl manual tranmission with 325300km on it and I just had a tune up done on it about two or three weeks ago. Any idea of what it could be?
I'd appreciate the help!
#5899 of 5901 electrical noise on cranking
Nov 27, 2013 (1:01 pm)
I'm having an intermittent problem of a electrical sound when I crank the car, anyone one else have that problem??? The car is under warranty til end of Jan. Should
I take it to the dealer and at least get it on record or will they deny my complaint if they can't reproduce my complaint??? Also does anyone know what brake fluid came in 07 accords, DOT 3 or DOT4?? I need to add some but don't want to mix 3 with 4.
#5900 of 5901 Re: electrical noise on cranking [wise1]
Nov 27, 2013 (1:08 pm)
Of course you should and demand it be fixed.
#5901 of 5901 Rear speakers dead on 2003 Accord
Dec 02, 2013 (8:15 pm)
Hello 7th gen owners:
I own a 2003 Accord sedan with 135K miles. I drive with the stereo on all the time, but not at a very loud volume or with high bass.
After adjusting the fader control on my stereo to the rear speakers, I noticed that both of the rear speakers are not producing any sound whatsoever.
Is it possible for both rear speakers to blow out at the same time? I'm searching for a pair of replacement rear speakers on Crutchfield, but could it be a connection at the front that could be at fault?
Thank you for your input,