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Ask Me Anything About Honda Service and Repairs

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Ask Me Anything About Honda Service and Repairs

Hi all, I am a manager of a service repair shop specializing in Honda and Acura vehicles. I have viewed the posts on RFD often for other things and thought i would offer my good advice to the community in regards to anyone looking for information or second opinions on repairing or servicing. So.......ask away!

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so what is the scoop on odyssey issues. I hear complaints of tranny and powersliding door.
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my 04 acura TL is nearing 145K.... when should i have the timing belt done and how much would that cost?
thanks~
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Are there any common issues with a 2005 Accord EX?

What types of things need to be inspected or replaced when the vehicle is currently at about 85,000km?

Thanks.
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zymcpcp wrote:
Mar 21st, 2009 10:36 am
Are there any common issues with a 2005 Accord EX?

What types of things need to be inspected or replaced when the vehicle is currently at about 85,000km?

Thanks.
Also driving an 05 accord. KM's at 120000... getting a transmission (manual) flush next week. Scheduled maintenance I have had done at active green + ross...(i won't be going back to active... they seemed to only focus on the oil change, but said the maintenance was done too...)

They couldn't get the "maintenance req'd" light to turn off. Jiffy lube also could not deactivate it last time I was there.

Had the mechanic plug it into the scanner... code came back "P0507 Idle Air control system revolution per minute higher than expected"

Any ideas? I've been hesitant to bring it into Honda... the car has been fine, and I really cant afford a $400 bill right now!!

is there anything else you recommend to get the most out of the car?
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HondaServiceGuy wrote:
Mar 18th, 2009 6:07 pm
Hi all, I am a manager of a service repair shop specializing in Honda and Acura vehicles. I have viewed the posts on RFD often for other things and thought i would offer my good advice to the community in regards to anyone looking for information or second opinions on repairing or servicing. So.......ask away!

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How many 4cyl automatic 98 accord tranny failures have you guys seen? Mine just started acting up at 196K with regular tranny fluid replacements at honda!
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i have 08 acura tsx, 6 speed manual, it jerks little too much in lower speed lower gear(especially in first gear). I found that the DBW system in K series engine causing the problem, seems every honda/acura car with K series engine with DBW having same problem especially with manual tranny. Is there anyway to fix that?
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Hi, I bought an accessory and it requires a rivnut tool to install. The instructions say the tool is available through the "Honda Tool and Equipment Program". Is this a program for dealerships to borrow specialized tools from Honda Canada? How can a customer like me rent the tool? Do parts/service departments normally rent this out to customers?
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Do you have any idea where I can find one, have it cut and programmed for 8th generation Civic ?

The ones I can find from e-bay is missing trunk & panic button :cry:

But Acura sells blank switchblade keys, eh.
Can I modify Acura TL switchblade key to work for Civic ?

Thanks :cheesygri
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BlueStar wrote:
Mar 21st, 2009 7:19 am
my 04 acura TL is nearing 145K.... when should i have the timing belt done and how much would that cost?
thanks~
The manufacturer's recommendation is to do the belt about 160000km. Original equipment parts should run $350.00 including a water pump and coolant which is highly recommended when doing the timing belt. Most shops will charge about 6 hours of labour to install. Multiply that by the labour rate of the shop and you've got your total.

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zymcpcp wrote:
Mar 21st, 2009 10:36 am
Are there any common issues with a 2005 Accord EX?

What types of things need to be inspected or replaced when the vehicle is currently at about 85,000km?

Thanks.
Sorry, very difficult to say what your vehicle requires at this mileage without knowing the history of service. Check out this link to view the entire schedule on your vehicle (and others) at Honda's website:

http://www.honda.ca/HondaCA2006/YourHon ... lt.asp?L=E

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xtr_trek wrote:
Mar 21st, 2009 5:09 pm
Also driving an 05 accord. KM's at 120000... getting a transmission (manual) flush next week. Scheduled maintenance I have had done at active green + ross...(i won't be going back to active... they seemed to only focus on the oil change, but said the maintenance was done too...)

They couldn't get the "maintenance req'd" light to turn off. Jiffy lube also could not deactivate it last time I was there.

Had the mechanic plug it into the scanner... code came back "P0507 Idle Air control system revolution per minute higher than expected"

Any ideas? I've been hesitant to bring it into Honda... the car has been fine, and I really cant afford a $400 bill right now!!

is there anything else you recommend to get the most out of the car?

Your maintenance light staying on is not connected to the code you have received. To reset your light, follow instructions in your owners manual. They are a bit complicated so i won't post here. PM me if you don't have a manual and i'll try my best to explain the details.

Your MIL light code is specifically related to the Idle air control valve, but just knowing that code is not enough to determine the underlying problem. If your car is driving ok, you could choose to ignore for now, but there may be impact on your fuel mileage.

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ids748 wrote:
Mar 21st, 2009 11:36 pm
How many 4cyl automatic 98 accord tranny failures have you guys seen? Mine just started acting up at 196K with regular tranny fluid replacements at honda!
Many. This is quite a common problem. In fact, Honda extended the warranty on these parts to 7.75 years (weird) and 175000km. Unfortunately, your no longer eligible and too far out for any assistance now.

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psj82139 wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2009 2:13 am
i have 08 acura tsx, 6 speed manual, it jerks little too much in lower speed lower gear(especially in first gear). I found that the DBW system in K series engine causing the problem, seems every honda/acura car with K series engine with DBW having same problem especially with manual tranny. Is there anyway to fix that?
No, this is a normal characteristic of the vehicle. You can take this to your local Acura store for there opinion. As your vehicle is covered under warranty, there will be no charge for this inspection.

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