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#5320 of 5901 pleaes help - even the dealer confused
Jul 08, 2010 (5:04 am)
Hi - I have a 2003 honda accord. Yesterday morning while sitting in the heat - the fan all of a sudden stopped blowing cold air. I turned the AC on and OFF but nothing changes. Turn on the heater but no air. The fan setting is full and I changed the direction of the air from the face to feet to feet +body but no help.
I do feel a change in the way the engine runs when I turn the AC on ( I guess that is the compressor) but still no air.
Can you please tell me what I am looking at ? I took the car to the dealer but he was scratching his head
Jul 08, 2010 (5:55 am)
maybe find a service department with a clue?
If I am understanding correctly, you get no cabin air. So, something went in the fan system. Obvoiusly check the fuses, and the next likely culprit seems to be the fan motor itself. And any relays in the system. And the switch itself.
should not be that confusing for a technician to go through the steps tracing the system along to find the problem. Potentially time consuming and expensive, but relatively straightforward.
#5322 of 5901 Rattling Noise When Car Starts
Jul 12, 2010 (5:49 pm)
I have a 2003 Accord sedan that makes a rattling/clacking sound anytime I start the car. The car has had all of the required maintenance done on it by the same Honda dealership since I bought it and the last time it was in for service they said it was in great shape.
The sounds seems to be coming from the engine compartment (towards the front) and not underneath the car in the center. Any ideas what this might be? The rattle/clack happens right when the engine first turns over and that's the only time I ever hear it. Maybe a heat shield that's coming loose? The car runs flawlessly other than this rattle and it has only 68,000 miles on it.
#5323 of 5901 Re: Rattling Noise When Car Starts [steve1]
Jul 12, 2010 (5:59 pm)
Today I had the covers replaced on my catalytic converter. I was hearing the same noise. Rattling just when I started the engine. I thought it was the covers or the starter. I had the top and bottom covers replaced by the dealership. The parts were about $60 total and the labor ran just about an hour (less). Not bad and it is so quiet now when I start it. Get it done. You'll be glad you did.
#5324 of 5901 Re: Rattling Noise When Car Starts [buyahome]
Jul 12, 2010 (6:02 pm)
Thanks for the quick reply. Yes, a friend of mine also said it might be the catalytic converter covers. Hopefully, it's that or a heat shield and nothing more serious (like an engine rod). I'll be stopping by the dealership later this week to have them take a look. Thanks again for the info!
#5325 of 5901 New tires for 2005 Accord
Jul 20, 2010 (3:14 am)
I have a 2005 V6 Accord that I don't drive very much, rarely in bad weather. I want some inexpensive tires, the most important factor is quiet - it's a noisy car, and I want it to ride quieter and smoother.
#5326 of 5901 Re: New tires for 2005 Accord [guntherhops]
Jul 20, 2010 (3:23 am)
Michelin or Yokohama are suitable for the accord...and the michelin are very soft compound,more smoother.
#5327 of 5901 Re: New tires for 2005 Accord [guntherhops]
Jul 20, 2010 (4:15 am)
Firestone FE380 or Goodyear Integrity tires are reasonably priced tires that are more "touring" based, not made for sporty handling. My family has had good luck with Cooper tires as well. Michelin tires are very expensive, as a general rule.
#5328 of 5901 Re: New tires for 2005 Accord [guntherhops]
Jul 20, 2010 (5:53 pm)
Many of the reviews on Kumho tires have been positive as a replacement for an Accord at a far less cost then other tires. Take a look on Tirerack.com and research Kumho on the Accord.
#5329 of 5901 Re: New tires for 2005 Accord [thegraduate]
Jul 21, 2010 (5:04 am)
FR380, not FE380. My bad.