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#5424 of 5901 2005 Honda Accord VTEC 3.0 Idle
Sep 23, 2010 (3:40 pm)
2005 Honda Accord 3.0 VTEC automatic Manufacture Plate 09/2004.
Was running fine parked in garage as usual next morning started fine but would not accelerate above 2000 RPM or go forward above 20 to 25 MPH. Idles at 1200 sitting in PARK. TCS lights MIL and maint light all on. Battery tested low Replaced with new Battery $100.00. OBD2 Codes read Emission. Cleared codes, set security code. Attempted Idle Learn. NO SUCCESS. Towed to mechanic $100.00 said throttle body was bad replaced for 700.00,...mechanic (dealer) said needed new fuse box add $200.00,..No apparent fix?? Any ideas before ship sinks? Thanks for any help or assistance..
#5425 of 5901 2007 Honda Accord Acceleration
Sep 23, 2010 (7:33 pm)
Hey, everyone! I have to apologize in advance for my explanation of the problem since I'm not that familiar with the technical components of cars, and I'm trying to figure out the problem myself!
I purchased a 2007 Honda Accord EX 4-cyl auto a few months ago, and so far I've been very happy with it. However, over the past couple of weeks, I've noticed that when I accelerate, the car feels a bit slower than normal, and I feel a bit of a vibration in the pedal when I accelerate; the engine sounds a bit louder too. When I'm cruising on the highway, no big deal. After accelerating from a stop or just driving in the city- no matter whether the car is warmed up or not- I can feel the buzz, and the transmission seems delayed as well- I've been noticing the shifts have been rougher and more noticeable. Sometimes when I go 35mph on a flat city road and stopped pressing the gas pedal, I can feel/hear a bit of vibration and know that the car probably wants to upshift/downshift (?)
I wasn't quite sure what to make of the slightly louder,slower, and buzzier feel, so I resigned myself to thinking it was normal, but a few days ago I pulled out of my school's parking lot and was surprised when I practically flew out of the parking lot because the car felt much more responsive, and I got that smooth, quiet feeling back, at least for part of my drive. I looked at my RPMs, and it seemed the engine more effortlessly went to higher ones. The biggest difference I noticed was in that when I was going up a hill and had to pause for a moment, when I accelerated the car didn't feel like it missed a beat.
No check engine light on the vehicle came on- do you think I could have a problem with my transmission? Or could this be something very minor?
Thanks! This is my first Honda, and if this is just a small issue, it likely won't be my last since I'm otherwise very impressed with the vehicle.
#5426 of 5901 Re: 2007 Honda Accord Acceleration [serenity185]
Sep 24, 2010 (4:55 pm)
Hi there I'm not a car expert, but I do own a 2003 Honda Accord.
Do you know if you've had the transmission fluid changed? If not make sure this is being done every 60,000 miles (I think thats what it calls for).
Also, I would consider getting the throttle body cleaned. Like you said the problem seems to be minor...but to much carbon in the throttle body could affect acceleration.
I could be way off base on the what I've said above, but I believe they are items worth looking at.
#5427 of 5901 2004 Accord I4 services done on 166,371-166,400 miles (also 164,470)
Sep 30, 2010 (3:12 pm)
I thought I'd reply to tell everyone how the repairs finished off on my old (now my sister's) 2004 Accord I4. Last time I posted (what I'm replying to) was after a call I got from the dealer on what eveything would cost. So that same day (9/6), I had him finish off the repairs and the final price paid was $211.85.
Ultimately what was done was:
1) oil change - $10.39, since I Brought in my own oil -
2) complimentary inspection - $0
3) the Idle speed inspection + the ABS service Light - $54.98 - due to the 50% off coupon I had - the idle speed was fine (now I have to figure out when I check it next since there's no more mileage intervals in the owner's manual/ownerslink) and regarding that ABS light, the right rear wheel speed sensor will need to be replaced and it will be $232.28 installed
4) Brake fluid flush - $101.92- I mentioned the breakdown in my last post for this. It was supposed to be $170 but since I brought my own brake fluid it went down to $125, then another 15% off due to coupon was supposed to make it $85 (although the math isn't adding up right). They forgot to use my brake fluid but kept the price around where it should ahve been. I know it's a bit more, but earlier there is a savings of $10 randomly on the diagnostic thing I mentioned so it evened out.
5) headlight -$13.35
6) other fees-28.61-random admin serrvice fee, hazrd waste, and shop supplies added $28.61
So 2 of the items that were remaining I will take care of later:
1) the ABS rear wheel speed sensor mentioned already
2) The drive belt ($175)
And the brakes had a final price of $1055 for both front and rear pads and rotors, which was too high for me. So I went to Firestone for that same day. Total was $628.27 w/ $162 in labor, $430.16 in parts, $9.72 in shop supplies, and $26.39 in tax. I saved 10% using a coupon I had.
The one other service item I didn't mention in my last post was my usual walmart visit for the complimentary lifetime rotation and balance. Something I've been doing.. I want to say for 100k miles now? That's usually how I kick off my 10k service cycle - walmart for the rotation balance, firestone for alignment, dealer for oil change. sometimes I'll do the oil change wherever but usually I keep this pattern. The visit to walmart was in august when the car was at 164470 miles.
Last interesting note. My sister hydroplaned today and hit a curb and now one of the front axles is all messed up. I'm assuming the tire is flat and rim is bent too. So.. this will be fun.
#5429 of 5901 Pricing for Powersteering fluid Flush
Oct 16, 2010 (7:59 pm)
I have a 2006 Accord EX with 39000 miles on it. When I went in for the last oilchange, dealer service recommended a power steering fluid flush with a price tag of $115.00. Seemed way too expensive. Any idea of what the typical pricing is ? Is it common to have to flush PSF at such low mileage?
#5430 of 5901 powersteering flush
Oct 16, 2010 (8:44 pm)
#5431 of 5901 Re: Honda ex-V6 2004 [colkid]Orig. #5254
Oct 16, 2010 (8:48 pm)
I fixed them, I pulled the covers off and moved the light bulbs forward
in the bulb holder. At one postion the lights came on one at
a time. Understand this was an individual postion for each of the front
The have continued to work correctly for 3 days now. They didn't work for seven months.
Thanks to all of you for the suggestions, I probably will have this
REPLY to my original post of #5254
#5432 of 5901 Re: Pricing for Powersteering fluid Flush [4toms]
Oct 17, 2010 (1:05 am)
you shouldn't have to flush it unless you contaminate it with some other type of fluid or water. I am pretty sure it is just a money maker and should not be done. What does the owners manual say.? Did you ask the dealer why.... Thats a lot of money when you can basically do it yourself... Take the fluid out of the reservoir with a turkey baster and add new fluid.. As the reservoir gets lower add more fluid... Just call the service parts dept and ask them what fluid to use... I changed my fluid at 100k.. If there is something wrong I would ask if they use the BG Flush system.. If not, find a dealer that does. It is simply amazing.. It will probably cost about the same
#5433 of 5901 Honda Accord V6 Repair Questions
Oct 21, 2010 (7:12 am)
2003 EX V6 - Two problems diagnosed by dealer that I don't understand, any help much appreciated! 1) Engine light is the Air-Fuel Sensor. How many do I have? What's the difference between a $50 one and a $300 one? -and- 2) Brake light is the "Brake Fluid Level Switch" - is this a replaceable part or do I have to buy a new Master Cylinder? Cheers, steve