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#4556 of 5868 Re: Auto Trans. service [thegraduate]
Mar 05, 2009 (12:01 am)
You may well be right about that. I have had people tell me that that was the weakness of the car on more than one occasion. I had a friend with a 2002 Accord and his transmission went out at 100,000 miles, however Honda replaced it. A month ago, I purchased a new car for my wife (not a Honda). I considered either trading in hers or my Accord. He told me that it was a good thing that I had the 5 speed stick because the automatic transmission was their weak point. In the end, I let hers go and not my Honda.
Mar 05, 2009 (7:34 am)
Robgrave, I thought the Accord was a group 24 also (like my Odyssey). But I will need to check that later on!
So maybe the Accord size doesn't come with quite the CCA and reserve capacity of the 24 that went into my van
In any case, the Everstart Maxx (walmart) has been great, and is the best deal around. CR even gave it top marks (and featured it in the auto issue that just came).
I seem to have nursed my '05 through the winter, although it was real weak sounding starting the car the last couple of days after work. I don't think it would crank it in the morning after a couple of low-teens days if I didn't park in the garage!
#4558 of 5868 Re: battery [stickguy]
Mar 05, 2009 (9:00 pm)
"I seem to have nursed my '05 through the winter, although it was real weak sounding starting the car the last couple of days after work. I don't think it would crank it in the morning after a couple of low-teens days if I didn't park in the garage! "
It seems to be a problem with newer cars (and not just Hondas) that the battery weakens over time during winter months. The AAA guy who got me jump-started last week told me he's had many 2009's this season with the same problem. His advice: drive the car more often, and take longer trips! (My 2006 has only 10,000 miles on it.)
#4559 of 5868 Re: battery [robgrave]
Mar 06, 2009 (5:24 am)
Well, mine is a 2005 that has seen 4 winters, and it was dead as a rock before I bought it from sitting. So combined with the fact that IMO Honda OEM batteries are marginal at best (OK, crappy), I probably got my moneys worth out of it!
Might have only lasted this long since my commute is 85miles/day since last sumemr (before that mostly short hop local), so it does get pelnty charged doing 2,500+ miles/month!
#4560 of 5868 Re: 2007 Honda Accord Brakes squaling sound [blufz1]
Mar 06, 2009 (6:45 am)
I took it to the Honda Dealer and he is also saying the same that 65% brake pads have been left and rotors also have been decent shape..
The Pads are Ceramic and he is saying it is common to have that squaeling sound and have to live with it..
OR he is suggesting to put new pads/rotors surfaced and see if this goes away..That is $230 worth..
I am in dilemma now..
#4561 of 5868 Re: battery [stickguy]
Mar 06, 2009 (10:12 am)
"... IMO Honda OEM batteries are marginal at best (OK, crappy)..."
I'm not so sure about that, stickguy. It's probably true that you can get a just-as-good battery for less (particularly if you install it yourself). Which batteries are actually better, well, opinions vary. As I said in a previous post, the same manufacturer appears to produce them, branding them differently.
It's the quality of the lead plates that's supposed to make the essential difference. "Pure lead?" "Virgin lead?" I've seen those claims in promotionals for premium-priced batteries. Is it just hype? I haven't the expertise to judge.
#4562 of 5868 Re: battery [robgrave]
Mar 10, 2009 (6:41 am)
The Battery in my 04 exl v6 lasted all of 25 months , Honda picked up the labor to replace it and I paid for the battery, wow what sports, my biggest gripe was the original is way under capacity and when you looked at the owners manual they told you the policy was to replace this little POS with a 100 month behemoth, which it should of had in the first place. I had 3 Honda's in 7 years finally I gave up on the brand I liked most everything about the cars, but began to feel they were nickel and diming you on build quality, Bad batteries, Dim flickering headlights, brake warping, Cheap crap that said time to move on.
#4563 of 5868 Re: 2007 Honda Accord Brakes squaling sound [2007accord1]
Mar 10, 2009 (8:43 am)
Decide to live with the squeak till you need brakes, or, let the Honda dealer do the work and the annual inspections in the future.
#4564 of 5868 Honda Accord Door Lock - passenger Side
Mar 11, 2009 (1:47 pm)
I read someone had trouble with the passenger side door lock. The other day, my mother could not open the door. It was stuck and the key fob didn't work, nor could I open it from the outside. Guess what was wrong???? I noticed the lock looked a bet lopsided - you're right! It needed to be screwed in a bit. That was all, so please try that. They are merely screwed in. I have a feeling that passengers fiddle with that more than we do on the driver's side. just try to screw it downwards. Voila. Anyway that was my fix. I hope if works for you
#4565 of 5868 Re: Honda Accord Door Lock - passenger Side [ilyse]
Mar 12, 2009 (5:09 am)
thank you for the tip - I will try it ....... This is why I love this Forum - people helping people.....
we need to stick together - Thanks Rick - from the Windy City area...