Bulletins & Advisories FAQ & Faults: Wealth of Information Inside

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by Service News, Monday 12th Dec, 2011.

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    Honda 7th Generation History

    Introduction into the 7th Generation Accord
    Where is the 7th Generation Accord manufactured?
    Which year was my Accord produce at the factory?
    Hi Res Accord Preface Saloon Images

    Engine
    Engine Oil
    Which oil should I use in my 7th Generation Accord ?
    How to change the engine oil on my petrol 7th Generation?
    How to change the engine oil on my diesel 7th Generation?
    How to change the engine coolant on my diesel Accord?
    Where can I buy my oil from bulk for my diesel and petrol Accords?

    Engine Timing
    How to adjust Valve Clearances for petrol engines.

    Air Filter
    Petrol Air Cleaner Element Replacement
    Diesel Air Cleaner Element Replacement

    Petrol Only:
    Spark Plugs
    Changing spark plugs on a 2.0 and 2.4 Accord

    Diesel Only:
    Common Faults
    Honda Accord featuring the first Honda Diesel Engine 2.2 i-CTDi
    Exhaust fumes entering the vehicle (i-CTDi Diesel models only)
    Abnormal noises from the alternator (i-CTDi Diesel models only)Abnormal noises from the timing chain/oil pump chain areas or either of these chains has snapped. (i-CTDi Diesel models only)
    i-CTDi Diesel engine hesitation and loss of power (Engine & Gearbox - )
    i-CTDi Intermittent loss of power with no DTC’s stored on ECU (Engine & Gearbox - )
    Fuel and Emission
    Diesel
    How to change the facelift diesel fuel filter Denso type.
    Petrol
    How to change the petrol fuel filter.

    Servicing and Service Schedules
    Honda Service Sheets
    Honda Service Schedule Check Sheets

    Service Schedules
    i-CTDi Honda Accord Normal Conditions Maintenance Schedule

    Transmission
    Diesel Transmission
    How to change the transmission fluid on the diesel Accord?

    Petrol Transmission
    How to change the transmission fluid on the petrol Accord?

    Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
    Pollen Filter
    How to change the pollen filter.

    Body
    How do I jack my car safely?
    7th Generation Accord jacking up the car

    Vehicle Identification Number
    How do I decipher my 7th Generation Petrol Saloon-VIN?
    How do I decipher my 7th Generation Diesel Saloon-VIN?
    How do I decipher my 7th Generation Petrol Tourer-VIN?
    How do I decipher my 7th Generation Diesel Tourer-VIN?

    Pre=Facelift and Facelift
    What are the differences between facelift and prefacelift models?

    Windscreen and Windows
    My driver side window has lost its Auto function
    Windshield washer jet adjustment

    Steering & Suspension
    Front Suspension
    Knocking noise from the front wheel area

    Brakes (Including ABS/VSA)
    Braking System
    Vital brakes information

    VSA Vehicle Stability Assist
    Diesel Honda's VSA Modulator Light on with DTC66-1 stored in ECU

    Electrical

    Honda "Handsfree Telephone System" (HTF)
    Honda Hand Free Telephone (HFT) User guide
    How to enter the HFT self-diagnostic function for 7th Generation Honda Accord.

    Satellite Navigation
    How to perform Satellite Navigation System Diagnosis Test?
    Honda Satellite Navigation TMC Troubleshooting

    Honda Sat Nav Repair Alpine UK
    Alpine will still repair sat nav which are out of Warranty. You can contact Alpine at the service and repair center at this address or look at the above hyperlink.

    Alpine Electronics
    2 Canons Road
    Old Wolverton
    Milton Keyens
    MK12 5TL
    UK

    Tel: 0845 313 1660
    Fax: 0845 313 1659
    support@alpine.uk.com

    Honda Satellite DVD Navigation Disc Information
    Without Voice Recognition
    With Voice Recognition

    NAVI DVD Navigation Disc error

    Alarm System
    Alarm Siren sounds continuously

    Setting the Time
    How to set the time on non sat nav cars?

    Interior Lights and Lamps
    Switch Illumination Bulbs how to change them?

    Honda Genuine Accessories

    Genuine Reversing Sensors
    Fitting Genuine Reverse Sensors
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I can vouch for scenario as I have first hand seen this issue on the 2.0 Tourer. Please note this is not a manufacturing defect it the way the owners drive their cars. I am my wife do like to drive our car in spirited mode.

    The upshot is the clutch on the Petrol Accord is not designed to have such repeated and sustained pressure. This is the finding of the clutch on my Accord tourer after 88000 miles.

    The pressure plate clear see the extent of the the damage, the clutch pedal travel was halved due to no tension left in the fingers.
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    The flywheel note the heat spots and surface warping
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    The clutch plate well no surprises there it changed colour. the lining still have a few MM before the rivets would meet metal to metal but the scoring and deformation is well past it serviceable life.

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    The release bearing was well past its serviceable life all four parts were changed to leave a shudder free car.
     
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  3. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    the petrol engine itself is generaly faultless.

    idle unstable

    suspention issues shared with diesel ( see 7th Generation petrol/diesel probelms) inc wheel bearings etc

    very hard to find many things specific to petrol 7 gens. i can see CJ'S smile getting bigger and bigger!
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    All new members who have joined the community, please have a look at this thread and start new threads if you need any further clarity.
     
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  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    me bashing the diesels naah they are great economy vehicles which leave trails of black smoke..
     
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  6. westcorkaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    As I near 80 k mile on my 2008 i cdti at around 30k the exhaust manifold was changed. the EGR system blocking with sludge, would it be best to change all the little hoses now. I know VW suffer from dual mass fly wheel failure. Does Honda have the same failure rate ?. I hear of people putting in normal flywheels into cars when the dual mass one fails but if you do this does it only put pressure on the gear box of drive train systems ?. I have just changed the Shimano ultegra drive chain on my Cube racer after 1500 miles putting the new one up to the old one it shocked me to see how much the old one had streatched. I had motor bikes years ago and had forgotten how I use to adjust the drive every week.
     
  7. westcorkaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    You make is sound like a VW.
     
  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    VW uses Bosch so does Honda see the connection? :Tea:
     
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  9. westcorkaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Today my car started hissing and a diesel/exhaust coming into the cabin. Lifted the plastic cover and the nearest injector to the driver is passing.Hopefully it will only need a new O-ring and gasket. Have any body come across this before ?.
     
  10. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Yup all the time on tuned cars or high mileage cars .. It's pretty much standard.
     
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  11. tranceaddict78 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    How much do these parts cost? And cost to replave from honda or specialist? As its a 2.2cdti im after.
     
  12. syzsounds Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Anything else to look out for on these as the diesels now gone and im looking at a 2.4 on an 03 tomorrow.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  13. Primarycare Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    A well cared for Honda unlike Audi or Fords won't leave clouds of black smoke. Mine having done some 90 odd thousand miles even under load didn't do this. However many pants German and non German diesels do. Personally I put it down to Hondas superior engineering I could be wrong but suspect not :Smile:
     
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  14. hondream Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Beefy:-
    "idle unstable" - when you say unstable is there normally a range that the revs fluctuate between?
    Is there a fix for this, and how much we looking at? Is it a Honda main dealer job, or can most competent garages do this.
    At what sort of mileage/age would this issue manifest itself?

    "suspention issues shared with diesel ( see 7th Generation petrol/diesel probelms) inc wheel bearings etc"
    I couldn't find these in the diesel section.
    Again, Is there a fix for these, and how much we looking at? Is it a Honda main dealer job, or can most competent garages do this.
    At what sort of mileage/age would these issue manifest themselves?

    Thanks
     
  15. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Hi bud have a look at these threads http://hondakarma.com/posts/11926/

    http://hondakarma.com/threads/2676/

    for idling issue http://hondakarma.com/threads/1669/

    you can do it if you have the time and tools. Both issues can start to show up around 90K miles
     
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  16. hondream Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Just copied these lines from the common diesel faults 7th Generation:-
    Exhaust manifold crack / fumes in cabin

    Timing chain premature wear / rattle / eventual breakage

    Do any of these issues occur on the petrol engines (on the basis that the exhaust manifold & the Timing chain must be the same on petrol and diesels)?

    Thanks
     
  17. Phil1978 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    The diesel will definitely have a different manifold due to them having a turbo, I imagine there is very little that is shared between the petrol and diesel engines, but I'm sure someone who knows far more than me will confirm this.
     
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  18. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    None of the diesel faults appear on the petrol car and these parts on both cars are poles apart.