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Honda Accord (1998-2002) Maintenance and Repair



  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Different strokes, as they say. :) I prefer to let my car to get into as high a gear possible when puttering around the burbs -- it makes coasting much easier, using less of my right foot to keep it moving.
  • My father was telling me about a sticky center console in his LX. When I rode in the car the other night I could not believe it! My parents never drink or eat in their cars and it feels as if someone has spilled a large coke all over the center console and into the pocket. Part of the steering wheel is also beginning to feel sticky.

    My brother has gone to the junk yard to look for another center console, but all are sticky! :(
  • To whom it may concern:
    i have a 2000 Honda Accord EX and i have a problem with the car...Since last year when the car run hot and i try to start it,it wouldn't start but when the car cools down it would start...So replaced the EGR valve and sprayed it with fuel injector cleaner and that seem to work...but this year i got the same problem and i sprayed some fuel injector cleaner but this time it doesn't seem to be working. What do you think i should do?
  • You might want to check your fuel pump relay. Hondas have been known to have these things go bad, making hot starts difficult.
  • lll3lll3 Posts: 10
    Honda 2000 Accord Paint/Clearcoat Peeling and nasty. Anyone have any info/suggestions on how to address.
  • Nothing you can do except sand it down and repaint that entire panel, or the entire car if need be. There's no way to touch it up or patch it, sorry.
  • lll3lll3 Posts: 10
    The Malfunction Indicator Lamp recently lit up on the dashboard of my 2000 Accord EX. According to owner's manual, check for loose or missing fuel cap and wait for 3 trips to see if it goes out. Unfortunately, it hasn't. Anyone have any additional suggestions.
  • You should have the codes read to give you further hints. Very often, it can be something simple like loose or leaking vacuum lines in the Evaporative Emissions Control system. Or the cap could be bad.
  • upengan78upengan78 Posts: 21
    edited November 2010
    I own accord 2000 EX v6 and had same issue when in TN for vacation. I took it to auto parts and asked them to check reading. He found some numbers related to engine. At first the guy suggested . So we bought and used it. Then after driving for 15-20 miles and 2-3 engine stop/start in between suddenly at one start that Malfunction light didn't come on and never came back on later. You can try adv auto parts free checkup.
  • I replaced the gas cap on my '98 LX, 3 days later it was gone. Hasn't come back.
  • lll3lll3 Posts: 10
    follow up= I had the codes pulled.
    1) P1167-Manufacturer Control Fuel air metering
    2) P0700-Transmission control system malfunction
    3) P1739-Manufacturer control transmission
    Does anyone have any comments on whether ...
    1) these codes necessitate a trip to the dealer for specific Honda repair/parts?
    2) any idea as to estimate on repair cost.
    [note: I usually add Red Line fuel injector to the gas each tank but ran out the past two fill-ups]
    Any help is appreciated. Thanks to All.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    I usually add Red Line fuel injector to the gas each tank

  • lll3lll3 Posts: 10
    to keep the engine running clean...
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Good, regular unleaded top-tier gasoline with detergents in it will do that. I suspect the additives may have messed up your car.

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  • silviodsilviod Posts: 13
    edited December 2010
    I have a 2001 accord and i would like to know how the heck to i adjust the headlights?
    I replaced the bulbs with HID KIT and i just need to adjust the left light just a touch.

    I read on here that tranny is an issue. Yes some had problems and it were the ones made in japan. The ones made in the states are great. Mine was made in the states and i have no issue. Do a drain and fill with HOnda Syntech every 40000km and you will be fine. DO NOT add any additives, its bad for the car.

    This statement came from honda!

    Please send any ideas to

    thank you
  • sistarsistar Posts: 19
    edited December 2010
    1998 accord 5-speed with <150k and half-tank gas. Was going down hill about 45 and saw yellow signal, so I braked hard and the car shuddered, jerked then died. Tried at least a dozen times to re-start - it started for a millisecond then jerked and died, even with attempts to floor the pedal on ignition. Finally by some miracle I was able to catch it in action and let it shoots to redline. Afterwards, i did pedal to metal a dozen more times, now the car runs like new as if nothing ever happened.
    I thought I need to replace clogged fuel filter, but learned in my model there is none to replace.
    Please help me analyze this puzzle, so the freaked-out wife can have her peace back. Thank you and merry xmas!
  • You might do a computer scan to see if anything was recorded as a trouble code. Your symptoms are really too vague to identify anything specific. Sometimes old cars just "burp" and that's it
  • This will be easy question for anyone who owns a 6th generation Accord. My 2001 four cyl EX sedan has rubber bushings called cushions in the top radiator mounts. They are easily visible with the hood open. Plastic posts project up from each side of the radiator through these cushions or grommets, which are held to the front cross member in metal brackets.

    On my car (126,000miles), the posts can slop around in the cushion holes, allowing the radiator to bounce fore and aft by 2 or 3 mm. Doesn't sound like much, but it makes a noticeable thump.

    When I removed one of the cushions, I noted that the hole in it shows no wear, and is in perfect condition, so it hasn't been hogged out. When I bought a pair of new cushions from a dealer, they were just as large, and also allowed the fore-aft slop on acceleration and braking.

    Is this the way they are supposed to be? Could someone take a look the next time they have the hood open. I would just construct tighter cushions myself, but worry that they might be too restrictive and break off the radiator top mounting posts.

  • My interior rear view mirror keeps coming off and while it is easily reattched it is loose and the
    view is shaky. I would like it to stay in place.
    I'd like to know if it requires an adhesive to hold it? How did it come from the factory?
    Anyone? :shades:
  • Are you sure its not a cracked front motor mount that is causing the thump? This is one of the major issues that plagues our generation of Accords (eg. clogged EGR port, transmission, crappy alternator, etc.)

    Mine has a bit of play too FWIW.
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