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"Check Valve Clearance" was also included in that 197 cost
While I have friendly eyes and ears here, anyone know any reason why my 03 accords horn doesnt beep when I hit the lock button twice? It used to all the time, not it only does it about 30% of the time.
Horn functions fine otherwise and no doors are left open. The locks do, in fact, lock, just no beep confirmation upon the second pushing of the button.
Ive owned the car since it left the showroom floor and ALWAYS double-lock for the horn sound so I know I am doing it right.
if valve clearance is included, that means they are taking off the valve cover, which means replacing the valve cover gaskets, and the plug tube seals. still.. this is something you can easily do at home in 20 minutes.
$197 for new plugs!! ROFL! Call the dealer and tell the to stick those plugs up their a$$es!! Spark plugs take like 2 minutes to do ROFL!
99 Accord LX Sedan I4 Auto F23A4 (mine)
07 Accord Sedan EX-L V6 Auto (RIP totaled from behind)
1991 Accord LX(I think) Sedan 5spd (was suppose to be mine but was sadly traded for a civic)
2001 Honda Prelude Base Manual (also mine)
Hey thanks man! My Haynes manual said that you only have to check the valve clearance if your engine sounds like it needs the adjustment... soooo.... what sounds should i be listening for? Id rather just change the spark plugs and be fat-dumb-and happy
Valves will make a ticking sound that's easiest to hear at idle. Turn off all the AC & ventilation & any other noisemakers. The ticking sound would come from just underneath the valve cover.
Valves that are too loose make the ticking sound. Valves that are too tight can be silent, but can burn themselves because they don't close completely. My recommendation is check em anyway, but that's because I do that myself (don't have to pay a shop to do it).
'05 Saab 9²x aero (RIP)
'09 Saab 9³ss
'10 Saab 9³sc
my kids have Civics
Ah, good times. At this point I will gladly pay Honda $200 to replace my spark plugs... I had to use two smaller extenders to get WAY down in that valve to get the spark plug... when I loosened it and tried to pull it out.. lovely, the spark plug socket stayed and the wrench came out. Its literally stuck down there and I assume I cant drive my car until I get it out. Yay. Next time Ill bit ethe bullet and let someone rip me off to do minor repair work.
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