Top 5 Problems Honda Accord Sedan 6th Generation 1998-2002

In this video, we're going to talk about the
top five problems in the sixth-generation Honda Accord. Number one most common problem, which I'm
sure all of you already know or have heard of at least once, is the automatic transmissions
on Hondas. It's a certain generation. They kind of fixed it. I say, "Kind of." But what you want to do is, if your transmission's
slipping or you feel like it slams into gear, it's an automatic, you check your fluid. A code sometimes will come up, PO780. But to check your fluid on a V6, this particular
model, even the four-cylinder, it will be located over here. Honda highlights the handle on the automatic
transmission dipstick with a yellow rubber coating.

We're just going to check the fluid, not the
level at this time. We just want to check it, see the color of
it. See those gray marks behind? That is actually…It's normal. It's very normal in automatic transmission,
but that's the inside material breaking down. You want to take an actual smell of it, and
you want to see what it smells like. Now, you don't have to be a mechanic to know
what burnt transmission smells like. You're going to take it…That smells nice
and sweet. It has a little bit of an oily smell to it. That's in pretty good shape. If it is burnt, you'll know it. It smells just like a bad campfire. Very well-known, and in most cases, no matter
the year, make, or model, Honda will work with you, and they know it's a problem.

So, number two is EGR ports clogged, very
common in Hondas, like so common that they actually sell a tool to fix the situation
here. EGR valve is located right here on a V6, on
the 3.0. On the 2.4, you'll find it in a different
location, but you'll see it. You can't miss it. What happens is, you take these two nuts out,
and underneath this port, the exhaust port where the fuse comes from, basically, the
temperature gets all of the…it congeals, turns into carbon, almost like coal. You think it's black coal. Carbons up the passage and the EGR won't work. Therefore, it acts up and you get a hesitation,
a stalling, and sometimes a lack of power.

So, what you have to do is take your EGR off,
test it, make sure it's good. If it's good, you clean the ports out. This is a flex drill. See how it flexes, and see the carbon bit
on the top there, chops away? Hook that onto an electric drill, and you
go right down inside that port, and you just bore out the hole, and then you can use the
brush to clean it out.

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In some cases, I have had to take the whole
thing apart. Number three, motor mounts. This particular generation had hydraulic motor
mounts, and they're notorious for leaking. I don't know why, but you put it in gear and
the engine just slams. Some of them rip completely apart, and people
are like, "I don't know what's happening, and I've all these noises every time I go
in reverse or drive." Locations are…they call this the front motor
mount. It's a hydraulic…it's rubber with hydraulic
fluid in the middle, and the same with the back. They're about the same size, but they do have
different mounting. You've got the timing belt area one right
here, and on this model, you can see that the rubber is rotted and starting to tear
all the way around.

And from underneath the engine, you can see
the two little motor mounts…actually on the transmission, so there's two little rubber
mounts right here. Number four could be considered to you one,
two, or three, but it's the paint on the Honda. They had quite a problem, and unfortunately,
they did not want to recognize it. Some theories out there is that it was bad
primer. Some say it was cheap paint. Some say it was cheap clear coat. Either way, this is a major problem, and there
is no fix other than cleaning it out, getting it sanded, and repainted from someone else. Number five is the windshield seal. Now, this is just the outside weather-protector
seal, but you can see this is already peeling up. I personally did have a Honda that, up in
here, the seal kind of lifted up, the outer seal, but when they put it together in the
factory, the inner seals, what they're saying, folds over when they put it together on the
assembly line. And what happens is water collects up in there
and it actually rots out the upper part of the hood where the window meets, so there
will not be a perfect seal after so many years.

The rust rots that middle right out and you're
going to have a problem. Last but not least is a little extra bonus
for you Honda lovers. It's not just the Accord issue, it's the whole
family. All Hondas have this negative battery problem. They shred. They peel apart. They exposed over 4 inches of the cable into
the elements and look at that. If you think that's a ground issue, you're
right. So, don't forget to check us out because we
carry a lot of parts for this little guy. I hope that video helped you out. If you liked the video, don't forget to subscribe.

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