Last post on Dec 07, 2013 at 12:41 PM
You are in the Honda Accord
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Honda Accord, Sedan
#1133 of 1618 Re: Brakes and Shakes [icyou812]
Dec 01, 2009 (9:28 pm)
As for rotor balancing - this was a Honda dealer where the service writer claims to have never heard of balancing a rotor, and says they normally don't need to road force balance Honda's (the road force balancer is in their GM service dept) - and of course they don't have issues with vibration (damn, I got another lemon, like the three rain water leaking vehicles I have owned). But as has been discussed here (and you pointed out), a shimmy / shake can be caused by any rotating mass - rotors, drive shafts, etc, not just wheels.
If this trouble ever truly gets under my skin, it will either be trade in time, or I will get with a local shop who actually has an interest in challenging themselves (while collecting good money) to figure it out. Finding someone who will methodically work through what needs done is the trouble. All the dealers are focused on the repair manual times, and always seem to say 'normal road noise and vibration' after balancing the wheels. It doesn't help that you have a 'service writer' to convert customerese into technicianese - nothing like the usual 'lost in translation'.
I have not had a chance to compare the before and after yet, due to weather and adding a load for the return trip. I think there is still some brake pulsation, but I need to take more time with it. It sits in the garage during the week while I drive a company van.
On all my other cars in the past (eleven other new cars since 1988) I have not had to have any rotors turned, except in conjunction with brake pad replacement. Though the 1990 Dodge Spirit ES used up front pads every 25K. My 1993 Accord EX (5sp) had OE tires and brakes at over 50k when I traded it (still lots left).
The best warranty is one that is not needed.
#1134 of 1618 09 Accord heater
Dec 04, 2009 (1:33 pm)
My 09 Accord doesn't seem to blow Hot air out when Temp level sets to Maxium hot. But the 02 Civic and 06 CRV I have they all blow hot air when setting is Max?
I don't know if it's the way the 8th gen Accord is or my heater has a problem?
Can you share your feeling, it's hot or just warm?
#1135 of 1618 Re: More of the same.... [icyou812]
Dec 05, 2009 (4:32 am)
"my remotes won't unlock the doors until about the third or more press".
When I was getting an oil change at the dealer I told the service manager about my remote issue's and she took the remote and pushed the unlock button and looked for a little red light on the remote to light up. Well it would like up only every 3 or 4 pushes. She said it needed a new battery. I told her that the car is only 16 months old and this was the spare key. She said that she has been replacing a ton of these batteries lately so they replaced both remote batteries under warranty. I wished they would of taken responsibility to fix my rear brakes under warranty
#1136 of 1618 Re: rear breaks [accordguy0325]
Dec 05, 2009 (4:44 am)
""Next time I will look at an american car. ""
to which you replied
"Good luck to you and God bless"
I did what Andy suggested and bought an american car. I had alot of luck with Honda's over the years but think that all changed around 2008. This reminds me of the 80s when GM was building junk and you had the hard core GM lovers trying to justify chevettes, the 8/6/4 engine (kind of like the VCM) and the great diesel conversion engine. It was just bad engineering and cheap materials and poor workmanship. I would take you 94 Accord any day but you can keep the new one.
#1137 of 1618 Re: More of the same.... [hackattack5]
Dec 05, 2009 (6:47 am)
I had the same problem with the key not working until the third push. The dealership said it was not the battery, but there is grease inside that is acting like water inside the key housing and shorting it out. They cleaned out the grease. Time will tell if that is the fix.
#1138 of 1618 Re: More of the same.... [hackattack5]
Dec 05, 2009 (1:14 pm)
Big spenders they were! Those batteries are real expensive these days. So are your remotes working ok now? How long since they changed them? All they did for me was turn the batteries a 1/2 turn to make a better contact they said. They told me that is what Honda has told them to do until they have a "fix". It seemed to work for a few days.
#1139 of 1618 Re: More of the same.... [stopthenoise]
Dec 05, 2009 (1:16 pm)
How long ago did they do that for you? I wonder how soon they will have a TSB for this issue?
#1140 of 1618 Re: More of the same.... [icyou812]
Dec 06, 2009 (6:55 am)
They started working on the first push every time for about 3 weeks then I traded the car in because I gave up on Honda. So its hard to say if it is a long term fix but the weird thing is that it was my wife's car and she used her remote everyday my remote was in a drawer in the house and I rarely drove that car so when her remote started acting up I gave her the spare and it did not work any better. I told the service rep that because I thought that there was no way the spare remotes battery was dead only being used a couple dozen times but she put new batteries in them in they worked perfect.
#1141 of 1618 Re: More of the same.... [hackattack5]
Dec 06, 2009 (7:06 am)
Sounds like I will give some new batteries a try. Thanks for the reply!
#1142 of 1618 remote key problem
Dec 07, 2009 (10:48 am)
I had the same problem with both remotes. The dealer service rep opened tee cases and wiped the battery and the terminals in the case with a cloth. Both remotes still working fine for the last few months