2003-2007 Honda Accord EX Troubleshooting

Basic Honda Accord Maintenance ¶ 

Your Accord has problems that need fixing, but you don't know what to do.

Vehicle vibrates when braking ¶ 

The vehicle vibrates unnaturally when the brake pedal is pushed.

Brake Pads are worn out and need replacement ¶ 

The brake pads need to be replaced. Learn how to replace the brake pads by clicking HERE.

Rotors are warped due to intense braking ¶ 

The rotors need to be replaced. Reference this website for help.

Screeching sound is heard when brake pedal is pushed ¶ 

A loud screeching noise is heard when brakes are applied. This is due to the wear indicator on your brake pads contacting the brake rotor.

Brake pads are worn out and need replacement ¶ 

The brake pads need to be replaced. Learn how to replace the brake pads by clicking HERE.

Brake warning light turns on ¶ 

The brake warning light will light up on the dashboard.

Brake pads may be worn out and need replacement ¶ 

The brake pads need to be replaced. Learn how to replace the brake pads by clicking HERE.

Low Oil Pressure Light turns on ¶ 

The oil lamp-shaped light will light up on the dashboard. This light may indicate that engine oil levels are low.

Engine oil and oil filter need to be replaced ¶ 

The engine oil and oil filter need to be changed. Learn how to check and/or change your oil by clicking HERE.

Mildew smell inside the cabin ¶ 

The cabin will smell musty, damp and mildewy. Turning on the AC worsens the smell.

Cabin air filter is dirty and need to be replaced ¶ 

The cabin air filter needs to be replaced. Learn how to replace the cabin air filter by clicking HERE.

Decrease in gas mileage ¶ 

The vehicle's gas mileage decreases considerably after 15,000 miles, or the vehicle has been driven 15,000 miles or more without service.

Engine air filter is dirty and needs to be replaced ¶ 

The engine air filter needs to be replaced. Learn how to replace the engine air filter by clicking HERE.

Vehicle makes harsh noises and vibrates excessively ¶ 

The vehicle makes harsh popping and knocking sounds when starting, at idle, or accelerating. Engine vibrations are coarse and rougher than normal.

Spark plugs are worn and dirty, and need to be replaced ¶ 

The spark plugs need to be replaced. Learn how to replace the spark plugs by clicking HERE.

Engine air filter is dirty and needs to be replaced ¶ 

The engine air filter needs to be replaced. Learn how to replace the engine air filter by clicking HERE.

Vehicle accelerates slowly ¶ 

The vehicle displays a decrease in horsepower, and accelerates more slowly than normal.

Spark plugs are worn and dirty, and need to be replaced ¶ 

The spark plugs need to be replaced. Learn how to replace the spark plugs by clicking HERE.

Vehicle accelerates inconsistently and harshly ¶ 

The vehicle does not accelerate as smoothly as before, and experiences unexpected spurts of acceleration or deceleration.

Spark plugs are worn and dirty, and need to be replaced ¶ 

The spark plugs need to be replaced. Learn how to replace your spark plugs by clicking HERE.

Tires make a humming sound when driving down a smooth road ¶ 

After 6000 to 8000 miles of driving, your tires may make an abnormal humming sound when driven down smooth roads.

Tires are worn unevenly, and need to be rotated ¶ 

The tires need to be rotated. Learn how to rotate the tires by clicking HERE.

Vehicle drifts to one side when driven straight ¶ 

When driving down a straight path, the vehicle tends to drift on its own to the right or the left. An easy way to check vehicle straightness is to hold the steering wheel completely still while driving straight. Drift will then become apparent.

Tires are worn unevenly, and need to be rotated ¶ 

The tires need to be rotated. Learn how to rotate the tires by clicking HERE.

Wheels are improperly aligned ¶ 

The angles of the wheels are adjusted improperly. It is recommended that you take the vehicle to a service shop for alignment. If you wish to do a wheel alignment yourself, reference this website or this other website for directions.

Wheel bearing is loose ¶ 

Wheel bearing is loose, causing wobble in one or more wheels. Reference this video for help. The tools required may vary from those present in the video.

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