Hot answers tagged

46 votes
Accepted

Car won't start, horn won't honk, headlights won't come on, what could cause this?

The symptoms all point to a faulty battery, and an incorrect test result for the Autozone battery test. Starting with this: Hitting brakes: Brake lights come on and interior lights dim: a good ...
user avatar
  • 4,402
36 votes
Accepted

Brakes make a "POP" sound and then I can't brake

Yes. One of your brake pads on the caliper side of the brakes had been worn so far down it popped out of place. Now you are stopping using the caliper piston against the brake rotor. You will now have ...
user avatar
18 votes
Accepted

Is charging my engine battery like this bad?

Use the jumper battery to start the engine, then disconnect it and leave the engine running (with no current drain such as lights, heater fan, radio, etc). The car should charge its own battery to 80% ...
user avatar
  • 8,612
15 votes

Car won't start, horn won't honk, headlights won't come on, what could cause this?

All symptoms point to a dead battery, but as you have already attempted to rule that out, the next thing I'd check would be bad connections or cables. Turn on the headlights or something else that ...
user avatar
13 votes
Accepted

What is this thing hanging from a wire from the front headliner at the top of the windshield?

Figured out it (thanks to a shove in the right direction by @mikes): It's the remote engine start accessory's antenna. I didn't think of it when I was asked if I had "add-ons" because it's an ...
user avatar
  • 491
12 votes

Is charging my engine battery like this bad?

Lead acid type batteries, such as this, like to be charged very slowly. Under 5 amps for many hours would be best. During fast charging the internals overheat and electrolyte can boil. Best to charge ...
user avatar
  • 11.5k
11 votes

Brakes make a "POP" sound and then I can't brake

It sounds like the brake pads have either completely worn through or otherwise failed, your car is not safe to drive at all. In this case you will certainly need new pads on both sides and possibly ...
user avatar
  • 1,586
10 votes

2003 Honda Accord - Intermittent no start/no crank

From personal experience, I'd replaced ALOT of these working at the dealership. It wasn't just the accords either, it was quite a few Honda and Acuras that used the same design and power delivery ...
user avatar
  • 3,323
10 votes
Accepted

Bump on the floor in the back of sedans

The hump provides longitudinal rigidity in the unibody. The fact that it also provides a place to route the exhaust is a bonus. Notice that modern CAD-designed vehicles have much less of an obvious ...
user avatar
  • 1,713
9 votes

Is charging my engine battery like this bad?

A @FredWilson says, you need to charge it slowly - either by driving it around or by using a trickle charger. If you can get a trickle charger with a 'maintenance mode', you can leave it permanently ...
user avatar
  • 28.6k
8 votes
Accepted

2009 Honda Accord 2.4l P0300 P0302 P0303 P0339

Spark? looks good enough to me. Jumps a 30kV gap looks blue enough to rule out a secondary issue. Great. MAP sensor voltage looks OK < .90v with the engine hot @ idle. Pretty much rules out a ...
user avatar
  • 11.5k
8 votes

Bump on the floor in the back of sedans

Anyone can feel free to disagree with me since I'm not 100% on this, but I believe those bumps are placed into the design in order to give the exhaust system a little more breathing room. Note the ...
user avatar
  • 1,948
8 votes

Bump on the floor in the back of sedans

I don't think the hump is there just for the exhaust, although as was pointed out in the comment it adds ground clearance which is a nice thing. The "transmission hump" (in honor of rear wheel drive ...
user avatar
  • 14.3k
7 votes
Accepted

My rear license plate is loose because of a missing screw

If the screw was just screwed into fibreglass, then a simple fibreglass patch is all you need. Cover the hole, and then once it has set, drill a pilot hole and fit the new screw. Alternatively you ...
user avatar
  • 18.5k
7 votes
Accepted

Is it OK to not fix a power steering rack leak?

I would never ignore a worn tie rod; you could be driving down the road, hit a serious bump, and suddenly lose your ability to steer in a straight line, or worse. If you have the the tie rod replaced, ...
user avatar
  • 1,502
7 votes
Accepted

97 Honda Accord won't start after head gasket replacement

You need Spark, Fuel, and Compression for an engine to run. Since this engine was just reassembled, there is a lot to question. Spark - rotor position - beware of caps where the points are not "...
user avatar
  • 8,403
7 votes

2005 Honda Accord 4cyl revving idle when warm

You need to check for leaks in the air intake A leaky air intake can explain hunting idle and I don't think spraying carb cleaner is always conclusive as some cracks can be really hard to see/detect. ...
user avatar
  • 39k
7 votes

Locked out of my accord

From underneath the car, you may be able to get access to the starter motor. It is then possible to connect jump leads from a charged battery to the car by connecting the positive lead to the the ...
user avatar
  • 20.6k
7 votes

How to fix P2195, P1172, P1174 and P2197 error code for Honda Accord LX 2004?

When you get a bunch of codes on a car, the best way to work through is to fix only the first code - in this case the P2195. The easiest check is to look for a disconnected cable - Rear A/F Sensor ...
user avatar
  • 8,612
7 votes
Accepted

Positions of relays in fuse box of Honda Accord 2003

The relays are the same They should be interchangeable. Here is a parts diagram. They control components of the fuel system.
user avatar
  • 32.8k
6 votes

Low beams out high beams work

I would bet the problem lies in the relay, which should be located under the hood. It should look something like this: Each of the high beams and low beams will have their own relay. The switch which ...
user avatar
6 votes
Accepted

Changed my brake pads but brakes started smoking due to a stuck caliper (99 Honda Accord)

The caliper should be fine once the brake line issue is repaired providing it didn't get hot enough to melt the seals. The pads may appear fine but I would replace them. Pads that got that hot mays ...
user avatar
  • 19.7k
6 votes

Timing belt changed, won't start

The OP indicated in their comment that they didn't maintain timing in the process of replacing the timing belt. Since the 2007 Accord V6 has an interference engine, attempting to crank the engine ...
user avatar
  • 39k
6 votes

Timing belt changed, won't start

quick tip if any one is doing their timing chain or belt. make sure you have a picture showing the tdc( top dead center), double check all the marks match exactly no error is tolerated here, the crank,...
user avatar
  • 1,100
6 votes

Timing belt changed, won't start

On the Honda SOHC V6 engine when doing timing the mark on the crank sprocket should line up with a small arrow on the block @ 12 o'clock. The bank 2 cam gear should have the cylinder 1 TDC mark ...
user avatar
  • 10.7k
6 votes

Hand Brake Loose

It sounds like the parking brake is siezed on, hence no resistance when pulling the lever. It looks like these cars use the same calliper to apply both the foot brake and the parking brake. A common ...
user avatar
  • 20.6k
6 votes
Accepted

Radio and Charging Outlet Stopped Working

They are typically on the same fuse. Charging outlet should be listed as a cigarette lighter.
user avatar
  • 8,403
6 votes

Honda accord speedometer petrol needle and temp needle not lighting up

More than likely the bulbs have gone out (died) which services the needles which has gone dark. To replace these you'll need to dismantle the dash, which really isn't too hard (procedure found in this ...
user avatar
6 votes

How would you repair a clogged windshield wiper sprayer?

High Pressure Air I would disconnect the hose from that sprayer from the motor that gives it the pressure to spray. I would go where there is high pressure air. In my case that would be my shop. I ...
user avatar
  • 32.8k
6 votes
Accepted

2007 Honda Accord EX-L V6 - Can I use 2 different strut brands in front and back?

Yes, you can use different brands on the front and rear. Some high performance vehicles do this to get specific handling needed. In your case, it may not be a choice for performance, but it should be ...
user avatar
  • 9,035

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible