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#5282 of 5868 Re: 2003 Honda Accord EX V6 rear struts [wclarksnyder]
May 19, 2010 (7:38 am)
Hi Mr Snyder:
Because of your intrepidness; I feel compelled to assist. The upper nuts on the bolts, are located behind your back seat. Hopefully, your backseat releases and drops down. Directly over the rear humps, behind the fabric, held in place by black "button" clips, you will see I believe at least two nuts. I used a 3/8's inch drive with I believe a 12 or 14 mm socket. After you release the strut, it should drop down, and you should be able to install the new one in reverse order. In addition, using a floor jack, under the lower assembly, should really help you, when aligning the bottom bolt, which secures the strut, to the lower suspension. Hope this helps! Ed...
#5283 of 5868 OnLine Auto Parts
May 25, 2010 (8:31 am)
I have an '05 Honda Accord and need to replace the front brake pads. A few years ago, someone in here suggested a great place for OEM pads but, for the life of me, I can't recall the name of the shop
Anyone have any thoughts as to a reputable place?
#5284 of 5868 Re: OnLine Auto Parts [finzz]
May 25, 2010 (10:49 am)
I would recommend using after market high performance pads.
I have ended up with warped OEM rotors and cracked pads too many times. I finally put my dollars towards after market rotors and pads. They are one of my best investments for my 04 Accord.
BTW, I am pretty hard on my brakes.
This is what I bought from the TireRack:
1 Akebono pro-act ceramic pads In Stock $43.00 $43.00
1 Akebono pro-act ceramic pads In Stock $55.00 $55.00
1 Power slot rotor (ea) In Stock $84.00 $84.00
1 Power slot rotor (ea) In Stock $84.00 $84.00
I actually wanted to get Hawk pads but I don't they offered them at the time.
#5285 of 5868 Re: OnLine Auto Parts [lbirunner]
May 25, 2010 (2:37 pm)
Thank you lbirunner
#5286 of 5868 Re: OnLine Auto Parts [lbirunner]
May 25, 2010 (3:32 pm)
I have always used oem pads on my Accords. I never had to have the rotors machined or replaced, and they are completely silent (most important to me). All I do is change the pads, and I'm ready for another 50k miles or so. Even though I do a lot of stop and go driving, I guess I'm easy on brakes.
#5287 of 5868 Re: OnLine Auto Parts [finzz]
May 26, 2010 (12:01 pm)
Message #5284 suggestion of Akebono Ceramic pads is a great idea, especially since Akebono makes Honda's OEM brake pads. However, if you have a problem finding them, NAPA makes Adative One hybrid-ceramic pad, which is also excellent!! I really feel the difference, and in chorus with the high-performance drilled and slotted rotors--makes a formidable combination. Prevents warping becuz it keeps your rotors 150-200 degrees cooler; especially, if you live in a hotter climate like the Southwestern US.
#5288 of 5868 Re: Center console coin door won't stay shut [accord6mt]
May 27, 2010 (11:24 am)
hi - this very same issue occurred to me a while back. not sure what happened, but i was very lucky as my car had about one month left in warranty...and they replaced it free of charge. i recall the unit they ordered cost around $100 (and you would have to add labor i suspect). took less than an hour to install. good luck - the broken door was very annoying !!!
#5289 of 5868 Stupid problem with hopefully a dumber repair...
May 28, 2010 (11:08 am)
Hello all -
I recently noticed that the keyhole on my driver's side door is marching further and further back in to my door making it hard to put a key in the door (I only use the keyhole when I'm trying to roll up the window after having forgotten in the car). It looks like the trim around the door handle pops off, but I don't want to risk it.
Has anybody had this problem and how should I fix it?
#5290 of 5868 2007 Accord Coupe 4-cyl (i4) maintenance needs at 32723 miles
Jun 01, 2010 (8:58 pm)
I'm replying to the last post I made back in Dec 29, 2009 regarding my wife's 2007 Accord i4 coupe. At the time, it was at 26807 miles. I was discussing the maintenance I had done at 24784 miles back in 11/11/2009. It's almost 6 months later since that maintenance and almost 8k miles. The maintenance minder wants me to bring in my car again, I'm actually -777 miles right now, haven't had a chance to take care of it yet. It's saying Type A and when I look over on http://www.ahm-ownerlink.com/Maintenance/ , it's confusing me. I liked the maintenance schedule of my 2004 Accord.
With the car being at 30k, seems I should deal w/ the major service items. I looked over on http://www.edmunds.com/maintenance/select.html , and seems I should make sure to have taken care of:
Cabin air filter
Engine oil & Filter
And then inspections on:
Inspect Brake lines, hoses & connections
Inspect Drive belt(s)
Inspect boots & seals Drive shaft
Inspect Exhaust system
Inspect Fluid levels
Inspect Fuel lines, hoses & connections
Inspect/adjust Parking brake
Inspect Tie rod ends, steering gearbox & boots
Rotate/adjust air pressure Wheels & tires
Looking at older maintenance, at 20k edmunds says to have the "Inspect Steering gear rack, linkage & boots" which seems pretty close to the "Inspect Tie rod ends, steering gearbox & boots" I listed right above. Not sure if that was checked out on my last visit.
I'm planning on just leaving the car at the dealer w/ a $35 coupon for oil change, multi-point inspection. which includes either an alignment check or a tire rotation (can't remember which) and I think a battery check too. Hopefully that'll cover all these things to inspect.
I bought the air filter and am planning on doing it on my own. Still haven't gotten the cabin air filter yet. When I visited the dealer near my work, they wouldn't match the price of www.handa-accessories.com/ but the air filter was cheaper or very close in price anyways. However the cabin air filter/pollen filter was significantly more. I'm going to try one more time to visit the dealer near my home and see if they'll match the price to www.handa-accessories.com/ and stock up on some cabin air filters. Or just order from handa.
#5291 of 5868 Re: 2007 Accord Coupe 4-cyl (i4) maintenance needs at 32723 miles [srizvi1]
Jun 03, 2010 (8:37 am)
If you are planning on having the dealer take care of "inspection" items, they usually do a pretty good job. IMHO, there is no major thing to worry about with most of them. Their "multi-point inspection" should be enough.
Changing the oil and both filters you mentioned is necessary. You may also want to do a search about brake and transmission fluids. There are different opinions around here on how often those should be performed.
I'm guessing that your coupon is for tire rotation. I prefer that they measure the tread depth on the front and rears and rotate them only when necessary.
If the Maintenance Minder bothers you, there is nothing wrong with following the old recommendations based purely on mileage. Many Honda dealers want you to follow their own schedules but that includes a lot of unnecessary things, IMHO. I suggest that you use the MM or another mileage-based schedule and stick to it.