2004 Honda Civic Door Lock Cylinder Binds

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Filed Under (Honda) by admin on 10-12-2010

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SYMPTOM The key will not go into the door lock cylinder, or if it goes in, it will not turn. PROBABLE CAUSE The door lock tumblers are damaged or worn. CORRECTIVE ACTION Remove the door lock cylinder, and replace the inner cylinder, springs, and tumblers. PARTS INFORMATION Door Lock Cylinder Kit: P/N 06720-S5A-305, H/C 7604499 (Kit contains eight door inner cylinders, two tailgate inner cylinders, and associated parts.) REPAIR PROCEDURE 1. Obtain the customer‘s key code from the iN (Key Code Inquiry). Refer to the Honda High Security Key Codes book that comes with the Matrix H key cutting machine. Write down the applicable cutting code for the key code number. Make sure the corrections to the code book listed in Service Bulletin 01-077, Cutting Sidewinder-Type Keys With the Matrix H Key Cutting Machine, have been made. 2. Use the chart below to write down the numbers found in the key code book. H J G F A X E D — — 3. Remove the door panel. Refer to the appropriate service manual or use ISIS keyword Door Panel. 4. Remove the plastic cover as necessary. 5. Raise the window glass fully. 6. Remove the lock cylinder. • For Civic, go to step 7. • For CR-V, go to step 8. • For Element, go to step 11. 7. Pull down on the retainer clip with a hook-shaped tool. Remove the lock cylinder and disconnect the cylinder rod. Then go to step 14.

1996 Honda Accord Sedan Valve Clearance Adjustment

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Filed Under (Honda) by admin on 20-10-2010

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Valves should be adjusted only when the cylinder head temperature is less than 100° (38° . F C) After adjusting, retorque the crankshaft pulley bolt to 245 N.m (25.0 kgf.m, 181 lbf.ft) . 1. Remove the cylinder head cover. 2. Set No.1 piston at TDC . “UP” mark on the camshaft pulley should be at top, and TDC grooves on the camshaft pulley should align with cylinder head surface. 3. Adjust valves on No.1 cylinder. Intake: 0.26 mm ±0.02 mm (0.010 in) ± (0.0008 in) Exhaust: 0.30 mm ±0.02 mm (0.012 in) ±(0.0008 in) 4. Loosen the locknut, and turn the adjusting screw until the feeler gauge slides back and forth with a slight amount of drag. 5. Tighten the locknut and check clearance again. Repeat adjustment if necessary. 6. Rotate crankshaft 180° counterclockwise (Camshaft pulley turns 90° . The ) “UP” mark should be on the exhaust side. Adjust valves on No.3 cylinder. 7. Rotate crankshaft 180° counterclockwise to bring No.4 piston to TDC . Both TDC grooves are once again visible. Adjust valves on No.4 cylinder.

2009 Honda Accord L4 4-Door Engine Rattles at Cold Start-Up

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Filed Under (Honda) by admin on 13-10-2010

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SYMPTOM At cold start-up, the engine rattles loudly for about 2 seconds. PROBABLE CAUSE The VTC (variable timing control) actuator is faulty REPAIR PROCEDURE Replace the VTC actuator: • Refer to pages 6-30 and 6-31 of the 2008–2009 Accord Service Manual, or • Online, enter keywords VTC ACT, and select the appropriate engine’s VTC Actuator, Exhaust Camshaft Shaft Sprocket Replacement from the list. NOTE: Because a new VTC actuator comes in its unlocked position, you don’t need to do step 3 of the VTC actuator replacement procedure, unless the VTC actuator locks during handling. A VTC actuator must be installed in its unlocked position to avoid damaging its internal locking pin.

1998 Honda Passport Erasing ABS Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)

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Filed Under (Honda) by admin on 13-10-2010

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To erase anti-lock brake system (ABS) DTCs on 1998 Passports without the PGM Tester, use the procedure in this bulletin. The procedure in the 1998 Passport Service Manual is incorrect. NOTE: You can erase ABS DTCs with the PGM Tester when the SN811 software version becomes available. On page 5A-38 of the Service Manual, cross out step 3, “How to erase code,” and write on the page, “See S/B 97-084 for the ABS DTC erasing procedure.” 3. Using the two brown, male connectors from the Connector Test Adapter Kit (T/N J-35616-A), insert one into terminal 4 of the DLC, and the other into terminal 12 of the DLC. Then connect a jumper wire from the kit (any color) between the two connectors. REQUIRED SPECIAL TOOL Connector Test Adapter Kit: TIN J-35616-A ERASING ABS DTCs NOTE: 0 ABS DTCs cannot be erased by disconnecting the battery. Doing this procedure erases a// ABS DTCs (current and stored). 1. Turn the ignition switch OFF (0). 2. Under the driver’s side of the dashboard, locate the 16P DLC (data link connector). / JUMPERWIRE and CONNECl \ 4. Turn the ignition switch ON (II). (The ABS indicator light flashes the DTCs.) Let the light flash on and off at least once. 5. Using your hand, press the brake pedal until you hear the solenoid click, then release the pedal. Do this eight times within 3 seconds. 6. After you

2003 Honda Accord (except DX models and LX L4 models) Audio-HVAC Display Module Is Dim or Dark

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Filed Under (Honda) by admin on 12-10-2010

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SYMPTOM The audio display and controls (knobs, buttons, bars) of the audio-HVAC display module are dim or are dark. PROBABLE CAUSE Faulty audio unit. VEHICLES AFFECTED NOTE: Affected vehicles do not have the navigation system. 2003 Accord (except DX models and LX L4 models): ALL CORRECTIVE ACTION Replace the audio unit. Refer to S/B 98-019, Audio Unit In-Warranty Exchange/Out-of-Warranty Repair. If a customer calls ahead to schedule an appointment, and the vehicle is in the affected VIN range, order the remanufactured audio unit right away so it is available when the customer comes in. 3. Remove the audio-HVAC display module (see page 22-289 of the 2003–04 Accord Service Manual). (In ISIS, use the keyword DIS MOD, and select Audio- HVAC Display Module Removal/Installation from the list.) 4. Remove the faulty audio unit from the audio-HVAC display module (see page 22-290). (In ISIS, use the keyword DIS PAN, and select Audio-HVAC Display Panel Removal/Installation from the list.) 5. Transfer the left and right brackets from the faulty audio unit to the remanufactured audio unit. If the remanufactured unit has a shipping cover and shipping screws, make sure you transfer them to the faulty unit being returned. 6. Install the remanufactured audio unit in the audio- HVAC display module. Then reinstall the audio- HVAC display module. 7. Enter the anti-theft code for the new audio unit. Enter your customer’s radio station presets if you recorded them in step 2. 8. Make sure all of the functions of the audio unit and HVAC work properly.