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#2343 of 5868 Re: 04 Accord grinding noise [freeflight]
Apr 02, 2007 (3:26 am)
Get your brakes checked out, as soon as possible.
#2344 of 5868 Re: 04 Accord grinding noise [freeflight]
Apr 02, 2007 (5:14 am)
Have you ever changed the front brake pads before? If not, I'm sure it's time for replacement. The grinding noise is either the wear indicator (some squeal, some grind), or it's the screws of the brake pad digging into the rotor (in which case you'll need a new pair of rotors).
Haven't priced out a brake job on Hondas (mine has only got 17K), but $45 to check them and $190 to replace pads seems a bit steep. Pretty much every garage can do a brake job.
#2345 of 5868 New spark plugs for 2003 LX
Apr 02, 2007 (7:04 am)
At 97,000 miles I decided it was time to change the spark plugs. Went to the dealer and was a bit surprised to be told they were $18 each. Bought them anyway and easily swapped them out. Posting this for anyone who hasn't changed plugs yet, but intends to. By the way, the old plugs looked to be in very good shape.
#2346 of 5868 2004 Accord V6 Woes
Apr 02, 2007 (8:11 am)
I have a 2004 Accord V6 with 70K, went through back brakes already, still have meat on the Front Brakes, Now, it seems I need to replace Rear Brakes again. Anyone experience this issue? Also, when I initially purchased my Accord brand new, I was told, 'NO SCHEDULE TUNE-UPS 105K MILES OR 10 YEARS' However, when I look in the owners manual, it's telling me I need to change the timing belt at 60k.
#2347 of 5868 Re: 04 Accord grinding noise [exshoman]
Apr 02, 2007 (9:22 am)
About a year ago, I got a report for intermediate maintaince. It says the front brake is 60% when the car has 40,000miles. My driving pattern is the same as before, mainly freeway.
Isn't it too fast to use 60% of brake pads in 16,000 miles?
#2348 of 5868 Re: 2004 Accord V6 Woes [boglepaul]
Apr 02, 2007 (10:02 am)
Yes, I too had rear brakes just replaced (2004 Honda Accord EX V6 with 41K) but the fronts were reported to look like new. I'm not hard on brakes and I'm pretty sure that the emergency brake was not left on (had dealer check operation of the emergency brake light on dash). I wonder if there is some problem with the rear brakes and their connection to the emergency brake .
Yes, the Honda doesn't need a tune-up for 105K. However, I believe that the tune-up refers to spark plugs. I don't believe that the timing belt is considered a tune-up item.
#2349 of 5868 TuneUps and Timing Belts [boglepaul]
Apr 02, 2007 (1:29 pm)
Both statements are correct. You need no tuneups until 105k miles. You need a timing belt at 60k miles. I'm not seeing the problem there...?
If you are at 70k on a 60k belt, get it changed now, you're operating on borrowed time!
#2350 of 5868 Re: 2004 Accord V6 Woes [boglepaul]
Apr 02, 2007 (2:45 pm)
I see 105k miles or 7 years, for the timing belt in the service manual (severe conditions). I think somewhere in the owner's manual it says to change it at 60k, if you drive the car in -30 degrees or something like over 120 degrees. I guess that could happen at the north pole, or directly on the equator.
#2351 of 5868 Re: 2004 Accord V6 Woes [elroy5]
Apr 02, 2007 (4:52 pm)
Ok, it was 110 degrees F, and minus 20 degrees F. You would have to live in an extreme climate, to need the timing belt changed at 60k miles.
#2352 of 5868 Re: 2004 Accord V6 Woes [elroy5]
Apr 05, 2007 (4:35 pm)
I've misplaced my owner's manual. What is the normal timing belt replacement interval for the rest of us with current generation Accord V-6 motors? On my '91 Accord EX 4 cyl. it was 90k miles.