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I am a die hard Honda fan, not a technician but I know a ton about Honda's. I am a 4th year undergrad in college hoping to find a job as an automotive enthusiast or working for the transportation portion of the EPA.
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Question Answered: Electrical system is dead.
August 30, 2010, 09:41 PM
Alternator could be dead. If you have the V6 model, those engines came with an alternator made by Delphi and they were alternators that GM used in cars. They are known to fail at 50k and when they fail the bearing pretty much seizes up so the alternator won't be turned by the belt anymore. If its not the alternator, you got a parasitic load on the battery somewhere, check fuses or lights to make sure you didn't leave something on! Good luck!
Question Answered: oil leak
August 30, 2010, 09:33 PM
Depends, my V6 sedan developed a nasty oil leak from the rear main seal and it was about 1200 at the dealer to fix since it involves taking the engine out. I got it done at an engine specialty shop for 850 which was a great deal. The rear main seal is the most important seal in the engine and when it goes it leaks like crazy. Mine leaked a half a quart in 2 weeks which forced me to fix it immediately. There are other seals so hope that it is not this one! Good luck!
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Car Review: 2005 Honda Civic
August 30, 2010, 09:45 PM
This car was bought with 50k on it by my bf in Feb 2009, today it has 90k and its been absolutely perfect. No problems what so ever except for regular maintenance. Left us stranded once because the original 5 year old battery failed but it lasted longer than average so I can forgive it. If you want a car that doesn't require much attention, gets 37 mpg average, and is a pleasure to drive, get a Civic!
Car Review: 2001 Honda Accord
August 30, 2010, 09:29 PM
This car has been in my family since June 2007 with 66k and today it has nearly 114k, only problems it gave me are front rotors that tend to warp often giving you the dreaded steering wheel shake when braking from highway speeds and a really bad oil leak from the rear main seal which was pricey to repair. Other than that I love the car, love the smooth and strong shifting transmission (which is original on mine). Dark Emerald Pearl paint still shines beautifully that it fools people into thinking my car is only a couple years old instead of ten. 3.0L 200 hp V6 still revs smoothly and silently and is decently quick and fuel efficient. Car drives like a new car and is a pleasure to drive. It has made me a Honda lover for life and I could not see myself driving any other make. Sure its got its issues but what 10 year old car doesn't have minor ones? Only problem right now is the alternator that has a whine at idle whenever my cars lights are on so I am worried that the bearing may be failing but its is original and if it manages to give me another 2 years I'd be happy.
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