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#5705 of 5872 Re: replacing a starter on 2003 Accord LX [ezshift5]
Aug 12, 2011 (5:45 am)
In NYC, I paid 130 dollars to replace the cabin filter, until I realized how easy it is (2005)Accord. Now there is no Honda dealer in Manhattan itself, I think because the land value for building is so high, I think the owner of the dealership sold out for that reason. I can understand how dealers need to charge, but some prices are meant to rip off the consumer and pocket a lot of $ with little work. A shame. Trying to find a reliable independent here. I wish Honda national would push to get a dealership back in Manhattan. I would continue with the dealer if they prove to be reliable and HONEST.
#5706 of 5872 Re: replacing a starter on 2003 Accord LX [altair9]
Aug 12, 2011 (8:02 am)
people should go to jail for that... Dont they call that Highway robbery?
#5707 of 5872 Re: Timing Belt--Time or miles [tom017]
Aug 12, 2011 (4:47 pm)
I have the same uncertainty. The car is in great shape, 62,000 miles only, a 2003 Exl-v6 model. The engine is literary quiet and super smooth. The car is now 8 years old and I heared the same thing from my dealer (water-pump kit + timing built = $980) last week I was there for oil change. Should I wait till at least 90k, Or go by the year ?
#5708 of 5872 Automatic Transmission Control Module Software Recall 0811
Aug 14, 2011 (9:32 pm)
I just had my ECM flashed for the transmission recall on my 2005 4 cyl automatic while getting it inspected. I'll be watching this thread closely to see what other see but the second time I drove the vehicle after the flash, the engine stalled when I put it in drive. This has never happened in six years. I wonder what the flash did and if it effects the engine RPM when putting the vehicle in gear.
Here is a link to the recall announcement: https://www.ahm-ownerlink.com/Documentum/Recall_Press%2FRecall_Press_Release_000- 0024.pdf
Aug 15, 2011 (12:14 pm)
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#5710 of 5872 Re: Timing Belt--Time or miles [exlv6owner]
Aug 15, 2011 (7:30 pm)
My uncle shopped around for a better price to replace the timing belt on his 2004 Accord V6. He felt $1000 was waaaayyyy too much for the job. He found another Honda dealer on the other side of town that was running a coupon special that listed replacement of the timing belt, water pump, serpentine belt and coolant for a V6 Honda Accord for $479 + local tax. It took a day to complete the job but the car is good for another 100,000 or 7 years, but with 47,000 miles currently on it, I don't think he'll put 100,000 miles on the car before the next 7 years. It runs super smooth and has all new Honda parts on it.
#5711 of 5872 Climate controls
Aug 16, 2011 (6:36 pm)
I have a 04 ex-l coupe with navigation, climate controls didn't work with the original navigation so i bought a used one and they still don't work, any ideas what could be wrong? relay locations? sorry if this isn't the right place to ask.
#5712 of 5872 Re: Climate controls [cepbl]
Aug 19, 2011 (2:58 pm)
Sounds like you have some serious electrical issues...try to see if you can get it inspected at a indy shop...worst comes worst you might have to get it inspected at the dealer...dont get the work done just pay for the diagnosis/inspection...thought that might be expensive....just my 2 cents...
Aug 20, 2011 (8:19 am)
I wanted to give an update...my 2007 Accord EX sedan stick just turned 65k. The Bridgestones were about done and not being a performance size by any stretch, I couldn't bring myself to put new tires in the 205/60R16 back on the car. Turning to eBay, I scored some 17"x7.5" Acura TSX wheels and put 215/50R17 Continental Extreme Contact DWS tires on those rims. This with the Acura TL rear sway bar (thicker) seems to have helped the handling of the car a great deal. The tires are very new so I haven't pushed it yet, but I am happy with the results based on the investment.
The sway bar and brackets was $60 and another $60 for the end links. The car seems to understeer less and feel more confident on turn in. The tires seem to support that with additional available grip. I can see some shocks and springs around the 100k mi mark and the car should be pretty zippy.
At 65k, that was its first set of tires. Its still on its first set of brakes (although the fluid has been changed 2x now, 30k and 60k). Trans fluid got changed with Honda MT fluid at 60k. The coolant has been changed at 30/60. Oil gets changed when it tells me to. Oil changes could be easier, but the car is reasonably easy to work on. No real complaints about that.
#5714 of 5872 Re: 2007 Accord EX tires [lilengineerboy]
Aug 20, 2011 (8:47 pm)
I'd like to see your Accord with the TSX wheels. Can you post a link to a photo of your car?