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#4540 of 5868 what is the 100000 service for an 04 Accord (LX) - 4 cylinder
Mar 02, 2009 (2:42 pm)
Please help. My husband accidentally pitched the owners manual for the car. I just passed the 100000 mile mark on my car. Our local dealership is telling us we need to spend $1000+ on all these maintenance items. Can anyone tell me what the suggested 100,000 mile service appointment entails? Is all of this really necessary? Thanks!!
#4542 of 5868 Re: what is the 100000 service for an 04 Accord (LX) - 4 cylinder [lagapis]
Mar 02, 2009 (4:39 pm)
Change the timing belt, trans fluid, wires and plugs. thats it
#4543 of 5868 Re: what is the 100000 service for an 04 Accord (LX) - 4 cylinder [packer3]
Mar 02, 2009 (4:47 pm)
The 4 cylinder has no timing belt, so I don't see justification for $1000+ bill. If it was a V6, the timing belt would be more than half of that estimate. Do you have a list of what is included in this maintenance?
#4544 of 5868 Re: battery [stickguy]
Mar 03, 2009 (11:48 am)
"THe CCA, etc. on the OEM is borderline. I think the OEM was ~430, and the replacement was ~750-800"
I have found no replacement options where the CCA is any greater than 500. The 51R model (correct size for the Accord) seems to be pretty much standard for the industry -- probably because they are mostly made by the same manufacturer. Even the exceptional battery, Optima Yellowtop (supposedly a better choice, if you can afford it) is listed at only 450 CCA.
For my money, what matters most is a battery which keeps its charge when not in use (like, say, parking at the airport for a week.) If Sears made the 51R in a Diehard Platinum, I think I would be willing to pay the premium for it. Unfortunately, they don't -- at least, not yet.
Mar 03, 2009 (2:14 pm)
need help - the passanger side door lock on my 06 Accord EXL is not working... does not go up or down with the button or with the key flob button...
is this something easy to fix or do I need to have bring it in to Honda?
#4546 of 5868 Re: Door Lock broke [rlommbardi]
Mar 03, 2009 (2:39 pm)
Are you still under warranty? If so, definitely take it to the dealer. It may be an actuator problem.
#4547 of 5868 Re: 2007 Honda Accord Brakes squaling sound [blufz1]
Mar 03, 2009 (9:06 pm)
I had the inspection done again at Midas and they were saying the brake pads and rotors on all wheels look good. Mechanic says squeaking sound is okay and I have to live with it (Surprisingly)
OR They told me I can have rotors rotated and put Ceramic pads on it to reduce the Squeaking but they are not guaranteeing anything
#4548 of 5868 Re: 2007 Honda Accord Brakes squaling sound [2007accord1]
Mar 03, 2009 (10:12 pm)
I would take it to the Honda dealer,tell them about the issue, and see what they say. I would prefer Honda to do any required brake work vs. Midas.
#4549 of 5868 Re: Headlight [bbinspace]
Mar 04, 2009 (12:52 am)
Just had the same thing on the passenger side. Dealer did it free--took three minutes. I bought the bulb and the service writer installed it himself. He did not remove the battery--just reached in the front fender through the hood. I have an '05.