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Honda Accord (1998-2002) Maintenance and Repair



  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    I haven't read through this link, but it does seem to have some good pictures. Check it out.
  • ok heres a challenge for someone to figure out.I have a 02 accord ex v-6 thats getting 288 miles for a tank of gas. I had new wheels and tires installed and an alignment. I ran it on a scanner and everything checks out no codes. it has had a tune up not long ago fuel filter change. The only thing thats been added to the car is a cold air intake with k-n filter. this car used to get 420 miles per tank.I am lost and dont were else to look so someone PLEASE HELP!!!!!
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    When you say per "tank", how much are you pumping in when you refill? City/hwy miles?
  • filling up and city at 10 miles a day
  • blufz1blufz1 Posts: 2,045
    You would need to recalibrate the speedo/odo if your new tires and wheels are a larger effective diameter than the 15 inchers than came on the car.
  • it was doing it before i took off the factory wheels. I was hoping that swap the factory wheels because two of them were bent from the (wife) hint hint.
  • iwantoneiwantone Posts: 52
    I haven't had any major problems with 2001 accord. Yesterday after leaving the gas station, my malfunction light came on. I am in between pay periods and I know dealership will charge nicely just to check this out. Can I drive car until around last week in August or does this require immediate attention ? The car seems to be driving the same. That light just bugs me too much.
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    If the gas cap was not screwed back on right, that could be the cause of the light. My check engine light came on once, when the little plastic string that holds the cap got stuck under the cap, causing it not to seal correctly. The light may not go out immediately, but if the cap was the problem, it will go out.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Exactly my thought, Elroy.


    If you want to, don't go to the dealer; get the check engine light analyzed for free at AutoZone if you want to make sure that is the problem.
  • iwantoneiwantone Posts: 52
    Thanks I did go to autozone. Afterwards, I went to the honda dealership who said they don't trust anything that autozone says. I left dealership because they want to do diagnostic and then actually I don't have the cash to lay down on this when I plan to trade the car in about 6 months. 3 drives after I clicked the gas cap the light went off.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Good for you; the dealer knows that by you going to Autozone, they just lost a good amount of money for doing literally no real work. My dealer charges $69 for a check engine light diagnostic.
  • teman99teman99 Posts: 19
    I have an 01 accord coupe 2dr. 4cyl./ULEV and need a front 02 sensor. Anybody know where I get one for a GOOD Price?
    Thanks Guys
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    Where have you looked at, and what prices have you gotten that you believe are a BAD price?

    Are you putting this in yourself? or are you looking for a shop at some unknown city?
  • teman99teman99 Posts: 19
    I've hit the auto parts store (Autozone) and looked on some websites.
    Prices range from $245.00 - $300.00.
    Will be replacing myself as it's located on exhaust manifold (pretty easy swap to do).
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666

    Heres some for $140-150
  • teman99teman99 Posts: 19
    Thanks man! I really appreciate it.
    $150.00 IS MUCH BETTER.
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    If ULEV means California, the only sensors I saw on that page for the front sensor (Calif) were $633.99. Wow!
  • teman99teman99 Posts: 19
    ULEV means Ultra Low Emissions Veh.
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    ULEV means Ultra Low Emissions Veh.

    I know that, duh. But aren't these ULEV cars only sold in Cali.? (maybe a couple other places too). That means special O2 sensors, that cost $633.99.
  • chucko3chucko3 Posts: 793
    For that generation, they are.

    Bernadi online sells for $218.
    I would get an OEM for this part.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 57,349
    Elroy---a hint:

    If you don't want to post all that script for a link, just use the "URL" button at the bottom of the post box.

    Hit it once, and then paste in the URL you have between the quote marks, and then erase the "link title" and put in any words you want to describe the link.

    Then hit URL again, and you'll get a hot link with just your words highlighted.

    Visiting Meddling Host :P

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  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Not sure I understand how to do that, but I'll try. I wanted to edit the link, but there is no edit button now. :confuse: :sick:
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    You can only edit a post for about 30 minutes after it goes up. Try what Shifty suggested with your next link. Like most things, it's clearer when you're going through it than when you read the directions. ;)
  • bird55bird55 Posts: 5
    Yeah...I need a sensor too for my 2001 accord. The upstream one for the front. Lowest so far is $223.98 at I investigated other types and the universal ones are said to set off codes because our car is wicked sensitive. Let me know if you find them cheaper. Thx...
  • bird55bird55 Posts: 5
    Hi, If I install the manifold sensor myself, how do I clear the codes and turn off the engine light? That would be a great help to know. Thx, Joe
  • chucko3chucko3 Posts: 793
    You could try to remove the backup fuse as someone

    Last time I cleared the CEL & Code in my 94 Integra, I lost
    the tape deck player operation. I didn't have the code for
    the radio.
  • betsy44betsy44 Posts: 3

    Anyone know about this one? Last night my 2002 accord sedan car alarm went off at 3:45am. I turned it off, and 10 minutes later it went off again. Then this evening, it happened again. This time it shut off on it's own after about a minute.

    What might be the problem? cost to fix? And ... I usually go to the dealer, but it's pricey, and I'm wondering if this is something any car repair could fix easily?

    Thanks for any suggestions--
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Have the battery tested, and cables checked. Even a split second of loss power can trigger the alarm. It may not be the problem, but you want to check the cheapest/free things first.
  • betsy44betsy44 Posts: 3
    thanks, Elroy. I did have the battery tested and that was good. They sent me away with a wait and see. I guess I now need to have the cables checked. It went off again early am at 3.
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