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Old 09 Feb 2010, 06:19 pm
rjdriver
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Default 2003 Accord CV joints

Have owned front wheel drive cars for 30 years, and this is the first
time I have had a CV joint go on me where the boot didn't go first. Less
than 150,000 miles - both joints shot. Boots in perfect condition - no
cracks, no leaks. Last vehicle, 94 Nisson Quest (only non Honda made
vehicle I have had since 1979), I sold at 194,000 miles and still no
noticable wear and tear on joints.

Anyone else approaching this kind of milage on their 2003 or later
Accords? Would be interested to hear what others are experiencing.


Bob


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Old 09 Feb 2010, 06:31 pm
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Default Re: 2003 Accord CV joints

On 2/9/2010 6:19 PM rjdriver spake these words of knowledge:

> Have owned front wheel drive cars for 30 years, and this is the first
> time I have had a CV joint go on me where the boot didn't go first. Less
> than 150,000 miles - both joints shot. Boots in perfect condition - no
> cracks, no leaks. Last vehicle, 94 Nisson Quest (only non Honda made
> vehicle I have had since 1979), I sold at 194,000 miles and still no
> noticable wear and tear on joints.
>
> Anyone else approaching this kind of milage on their 2003 or later
> Accords? Would be interested to hear what others are experiencing.
>
>
> Bob


My '03 Accord has just over 140,000 miles. No problems yet.


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Old 09 Feb 2010, 06:49 pm
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Default Re: 2003 Accord CV joints

"rjdriver" <rjdriversNOSPAM@cox.net> wrote in
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> Have owned front wheel drive cars for 30 years, and this is the
> first
> time I have had a CV joint go on me where the boot didn't go first.
> Less than 150,000 miles - both joints shot. Boots in perfect
> condition - no cracks, no leaks.




That /is/ really odd.

Are the joints US-made? The Jap-made ones last 250K easy.


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Old 09 Feb 2010, 07:19 pm
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Default Re: 2003 Accord CV joints

rjdriver wrote:

> Have owned front wheel drive cars for 30 years, and this is the first
> time I have had a CV joint go on me where the boot didn't go first. Less
> than 150,000 miles - both joints shot. Boots in perfect condition - no
> cracks, no leaks. Last vehicle, 94 Nisson Quest (only non Honda made
> vehicle I have had since 1979), I sold at 194,000 miles and still no
> noticable wear and tear on joints.
>
> Anyone else approaching this kind of milage on their 2003 or later
> Accords? Would be interested to hear what others are experiencing.
>

Highly unusual for a 7-year old Honda unless it has been driven very
aggressively.

BTW, are you sure it is the CV joints? What symptoms are you experiencing?
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Old 09 Feb 2010, 08:14 pm
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Default Re: 2003 Accord CV joints

Japanese made.


"Tegger" <invalid@invalid.inv> wrote in message
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> "rjdriver" <rjdriversNOSPAM@cox.net> wrote in
> news:mXmcn.141975$kQ5.24332@newsfe08.iad:
>
>> Have owned front wheel drive cars for 30 years, and this is the
>> first
>> time I have had a CV joint go on me where the boot didn't go first.
>> Less than 150,000 miles - both joints shot. Boots in perfect
>> condition - no cracks, no leaks.

>
>
>
> That /is/ really odd.
>
> Are the joints US-made? The Jap-made ones last 250K easy.
>
>
> --
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Old 09 Feb 2010, 09:34 pm
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Default Re: 2003 Accord CV joints

On 02/09/2010 04:19 PM, rjdriver wrote:
> Have owned front wheel drive cars for 30 years, and this is the first
> time I have had a CV joint go on me where the boot didn't go first. Less
> than 150,000 miles - both joints shot. Boots in perfect condition - no
> cracks, no leaks. Last vehicle, 94 Nisson Quest (only non Honda made
> vehicle I have had since 1979), I sold at 194,000 miles and still no
> noticable wear and tear on joints.
>
> Anyone else approaching this kind of milage on their 2003 or later
> Accords? Would be interested to hear what others are experiencing.
>
>
> Bob
>
>


is this the v6?

this is common on after-market cv joints, but us old school honda
drivers get great mileage on oem if the boots are maintained properly.

my suspicion would be that honda have switched to heat treated vs case
hardened componentry. heat treated is cheaper and what i suspect was
the problem with their failed transmissions of this era also.
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Old 10 Feb 2010, 06:35 pm
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How do you know? 03 Accords have mostly US parts.


"rjdriver" <rjdriversNOSPAM@cox.net> wrote in message
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> Japanese made.
>
>
> "Tegger" <invalid@invalid.inv> wrote in message
> news:Xns9D1AC9ACE152Btegger@208.90.168.18...
>> "rjdriver" <rjdriversNOSPAM@cox.net> wrote in
>> news:mXmcn.141975$kQ5.24332@newsfe08.iad:
>>
>>> Have owned front wheel drive cars for 30 years, and this is the
>>> first
>>> time I have had a CV joint go on me where the boot didn't go first.
>>> Less than 150,000 miles - both joints shot. Boots in perfect
>>> condition - no cracks, no leaks.

>>
>>
>>
>> That /is/ really odd.
>>
>> Are the joints US-made? The Jap-made ones last 250K easy.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Tegger
>>
>> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
>> www.tegger.com/hondafaq/

>
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Old 11 Feb 2010, 05:18 am
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"Bob Jones" <email@me.not> wrote in message
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> How do you know? 03 Accords have mostly US parts.
>
>
> "rjdriver" <rjdriversNOSPAM@cox.net> wrote in message
> news:iDocn.48087$zN4.10024@newsfe05.iad...
>> Japanese made.
>>
>>
>> "Tegger" <invalid@invalid.inv> wrote in message
>> news:Xns9D1AC9ACE152Btegger@208.90.168.18...
>>> "rjdriver" <rjdriversNOSPAM@cox.net> wrote in
>>> news:mXmcn.141975$kQ5.24332@newsfe08.iad:
>>>
>>>> Have owned front wheel drive cars for 30 years, and this is the
>>>> first
>>>> time I have had a CV joint go on me where the boot didn't go first.
>>>> Less than 150,000 miles - both joints shot. Boots in perfect
>>>> condition - no cracks, no leaks.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> That /is/ really odd.
>>>
>>> Are the joints US-made? The Jap-made ones last 250K easy.
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Tegger
>>>
>>> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
>>> www.tegger.com/hondafaq/

>>
>>

>
>


Car was assembled in Japan. Would assume the axle/joints were also.


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Old 11 Feb 2010, 05:30 am
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"jim beam" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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> On 02/09/2010 04:19 PM, rjdriver wrote:
>> Have owned front wheel drive cars for 30 years, and this is the first
>> time I have had a CV joint go on me where the boot didn't go first. Less
>> than 150,000 miles - both joints shot. Boots in perfect condition - no
>> cracks, no leaks. Last vehicle, 94 Nisson Quest (only non Honda made
>> vehicle I have had since 1979), I sold at 194,000 miles and still no
>> noticable wear and tear on joints.
>>
>> Anyone else approaching this kind of milage on their 2003 or later
>> Accords? Would be interested to hear what others are experiencing.
>>
>>
>> Bob
>>
>>

>
> is this the v6?
>
> this is common on after-market cv joints, but us old school honda drivers
> get great mileage on oem if the boots are maintained properly.
>
> my suspicion would be that honda have switched to heat treated vs case
> hardened componentry. heat treated is cheaper and what i suspect was the
> problem with their failed transmissions of this era also.



It's the 4 cylinder engine, and these are the original joints. I will be
getting a new car before this one hits 200,000 miles, so I got non Honda
replacements, but I was still shocked at how cheap they were. USA
Industries - $110.00. $212.00 installed. Something is definitively
different about this axle/joint assembly. Previous quotes for this type of
part on other cars have been as high as $400.00, installed.




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Old 11 Feb 2010, 07:17 am
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Default Re: 2003 Accord CV joints

On Feb 9, 7:19*pm, "rjdriver" <rjdriversNOS...@cox.net> wrote:
> * *Have owned front wheel drive cars for 30 years, and this is the first
> time I have had a CV joint go on me where the boot didn't go first. *Less
> than 150,000 miles - both joints shot. *Boots in perfect condition - no
> cracks, no leaks. *Last vehicle, 94 Nisson Quest (only non Honda made
> vehicle I have had since 1979), I sold at 194,000 miles and still no
> noticable wear and tear on joints.
>
> * *Anyone else approaching this kind of milage on their 2003 or later
> Accords? * Would be interested to hear what others are experiencing.
>
> Bob


The CV boots are fine on my '01 Civic with 295K miles (95% highway),
but I've had some
occasional clicking in my CV joints for a couple years. Given that
most of my driving is in a straight line,
I live with it.
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