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Honda Accord (2003-2007) Maintenance and Repair
Last post on May 07, 2013 at 7:55 PM
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#5710 of 5868 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 5868 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 5868 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 5868 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?
#5715 of 5868 Re: 2007 Accord EX tires [guill]
Aug 22, 2011 (3:39 pm)
Yeah, definitely. I am going to wash it first though
#5716 of 5868 2007 Accord Coupe EX-L V6 maintenance questions
Aug 25, 2011 (6:29 am)
I dropped my car off at a Honda dealership today for some work.
They start asking about the maintenance history.
My car has 79100 miles on it.
He says, "Have you replaced the serpentine belt it is supposed to be done at 60k?" No I haven't.
He says, "Did you do the 30k, 60k (90k) maintenace of tire rotation, clean fuel injectors, air cabin filter." I say no, this isn't the manual, but I rotate with each oil change.
Is the serpentine belt in all actuality, the drive belt?
My manual says the maintence minder will say when to INSPECT the drive belt, when to replace the air filters, replace the timing belt and replace the transmission fluid.
The manual says nothing about interval for cleaning the fuel injectors.
What schedule do you people follow?
Where are they getting this 30k-60k-90k program from? there is nothing in the manual.
From time to time I have used an OTC fuel system cleaner - usually LucasOil.
I hate feeling like the official dealership is giving me a run around....
#5717 of 5868 Re: 2007 Accord Coupe EX-L V6 maintenance questions [babbittd]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 25, 2011 (7:07 am)
Well aside from the fuel injection cleaning, which is just a worthless profit-maker for the dealer, the other suggestions are not a bad idea--especially tire rotation and cabin filter. You can probably do the cabin filter yourself and save $$$. As for the serpentine belt (drive belt), which is not the same as your timing belt (that's not due for a while yet), it would be a good idea to inspect it at least for cracks, glazing (shiny from slippage), etc. If it breaks it won't necessary harm the engine, as long as you pay attention to all the warning lights that will light up when that happens. If you ignored the lights, eventually the car would overheat since the water pump isn't turning.
I'd also inspect your various coolant hoses at this mileage, and check the driveshaft dust boots, and check the struts/shocks for leakage.
If you have the original battery in there, you might think about replacing that in 2012 whether it seems to need it or not.
#5718 of 5868 Re: 2007 Accord Coupe EX-L V6 maintenance questions [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 25, 2011 (7:44 am)
Thank you for taking the time reply.
I think the hoses, shocks, struts, boots, etc. will all be inspected by the dealer today as part of the "23 point checkup" that the car is undergoing. Thank you for the tips.
I already do rotate the tires on a regular basis and will look into replacing the cabin filter.
Is the Serpentine/Drive belt the belt that is (if looking at the engine in the car) the very obvious belt on the left hand side?
#5719 of 5868 Re: 2007 Accord Coupe EX-L V6 maintenance questions [babbittd]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 25, 2011 (7:48 am)
Yes the passenger side. There is an actual belt tensioner indicator installed on the vehicle and if the belt is out of range of that indicator then it should be replaced.