Maintenance Schedule for Severe Conditions

Accord 97-02 [ CF8-9, CG1-9, CH1-8, CL1-4]

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    Follow the Severe Maintenance Schedule if the customer's vehicle is driven MAINLY under one or more of the following conditions:

    • Driving less than 8 km (5 miles) per trip or, in freezing temperatures, driving less than 16 km (10 miles) per trip.
    • Driving in extremely hot [over 32°C, (90°F)] conditions.
    • Extensive idling or long periods of stop-and-go driving.
    • Trailer lowing, driving with a car-top carrier, or driving in mountainous conditions.
    • Driving on muddy, dusty, or de-iced roads.
    NOTE: If the customer's vehicle is driven OCCASIONALLY under severe condition, you should follow the Normal Conditions Maintenance Schedule
    Service at the indicated distance or time whichever comes first. km x 1,000 7.5 15 22.5 30 37.5 45 52.5 60 67.5 75 82.5 90 97.5 105 112.5 120
    miles x 1,000 4.5 9 13.5 18 22.5 27 31.5 36 40.5 45 49.5 54 58.5 63 67.2 72
    months 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84 90 96
    Replace engine oil
    Replace engine oil filter
    Replace air cleaner element
    • Use normal schedule except in dusty conditions.
    Clean air cleaner element
    • Use normal schedule except in dusty conditions.
    Inspect valve clearance
    • Check valve clearance
      D16B6 engine
      F18B2, F18B3, F20B6 engines
      H22A7 engine
    Replace fuel filter.
    Replace spark plugs Except Type-R
    Type-R
    Replace timing belt, timing balancer belt and inspect water pump
    • Check water pump for signs of seal leakage.
    • Remove timing belt, timing belt and balancer belt, for F18B2, F18B3 and F20B6 engine. Remove timing belt and balancer belt for H22A7 engine. Inspect and replace water pump
    *1
    Inspect and adjust drive belts
    • Check for cracks and damage.
    • Check deflection and tension.
    • Adjust alternator belt for D16B6 engine, with A/C, expect D16B6 engine without A/C. Inspect and adjust pump belt. Adjust A/C compressor belt for D16B6 engine, expect D16B6 engine.
    Inspect idle speed
    F20B6 and H22A7 engines
    F18B2 and F18B3 engines
    D16B6 engine
    Replace engine coolant
    • Check specific gravity for freezing point.
    • Refill and bleed engine coolant, test radiator cap.
    Replace manual transmission fluid
    Manual transmission: Genuine Honda MTF
    D16B6 engine
    F18B2, F18B3, F20B6, H22A7 engines
    Replace automatic transmission fluid
    Automatic transmission: Genuine Honda ATF PREMIUM (Automatic Transmission Fluid-PREMIUM) or DEXRON II or III ATF.

    *1: These belts should normally be replace at the intervals shown in the maintenance schedule. (Normal Conditions)
    Replace these belts at 75,000 km or 45,000 miles if you regularly drive your vehicle in one or more of these conditions.
    • In very high temperatures [43°C (110°F) above]
    • In very low temperatures [−29°C (−20°F) under]

    Service at the indicated distance or time whichever comes first. km x 1,000 7.5 15 22.5 30 37.5 45 52.5 60 67.5 75 82.5 90 97.5 105 112.5 120
    miles x 1,000 4.5 9 13.5 18 22.5 27 31.5 36 40.5 45 49.5 54 58.5 63 67.5 72
    months 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84 90 96
    Inspect front and rear brakes
    • Check the brake pad and disc thickness. Check for damage or cracks.
    • Check the calipers for damage, leaks, and tightness.
    • Inspect and Adjust brake system rubber parts and brake booster. Inspect and replace front brake pads, for Type-R model. Inspect front brake disc. Assemble front brake disc. Inspect and replace rear brake pads. Inspect rear brake disc. Assemble rear brake caliper. Inspect rear drum brake.
    Replace brake fluid
    • Use only DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid. We recommend Genuine Honda Brake Fluid.
    • Check that brake fluid level is between upper and lower marks on the reservoir.
    Every 3 years
    Check parking brake adjustment
    • Check the parking brake operation
    Replace and poller filter Every 30,000 km (18,750 miles) or 12 months
    Check lights alignment
    • Check the position of the headlight.
    Test drive (noise, stability, dashboard operation)
    • Check for road stability, noise, vibrations and dashboard operation.
    Service at the indicated distance or time whichever comes first. km x 1,000 7.5 15 22.5 30 37.5 45 52.5 60 67.5 75 82.5 90 97.5 105 112.5 120
    miles x 1,000 4.5 9 13.5 18 22.5 27 31.5 36 40.5 45 49.5 54 58.5 63 67.5 72
    months 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84 90 96
    Visually inspect the following items:
    • Check for correct installation and position, check for cracks, deterioration, rust, and leaks.
    • Check tightness of screws, nuts, and joints. If necessary, retighten.
    Tie rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots
    • Check rack grease and steering linkage.
    • Check the boot for damage and leaking grease.
    • Check the fluid line for damage and leaks.
    • Inspect steering linkage and gearbox, fluid leakage.
    Suspension components
    • Check the bolts for tightness.
    • Check all dust cover for deterioration and damage
    • Inspect and remove front suspension arms. Install front suspension arms. Replace knuckle/hub. Inspect and remove rear suspension arms. Install rear suspension arms. Replace hub bearing unit.
    Driveshaft boots
    • Check the boot and boot band for cracks.
    • Check rack grease.
    Brake hoses and lines (including ABS)
    • Check the master cylinder, proportioning control valve and ABS modulator and leakage
    • Locate brake system. Inspect brake hose.
    Exhaust system
    • Check the catalytic converter heat shield, exhaust pipe and muffler for damage, leaks and tightness.
      D16B6 engine
      H22A7 engine
    Fuel lines and connections
    • Check fuel lines for loose connections, cracks and deterioration.
      Retighten loose connections and replace any damaged parts.
      F20B6 and H22A7 engines
      D16B6 engine
    Tyre condition
    • Check for pressure, puncture or cuts and irregular thread wear.