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Old 19 Mar 2006, 12:22 am
gailmatthews@hotmail.com
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Default Accord, 1998, 4 cyl. EGR valve

My car is an 1998, Accord, Sedan, EX, 4 cylinder with a mileage of
151,000. I took it in for 150,000 mile service @ Auburn Honda. When
they asked if I was having a problems, I said, that when I accelerate
with the pedal about one quarter on the way down to full throttle it
will start to hesitate. Sometimes it could do it when you start-up and
then for a while it won't do it. I have had a dropped in MPG too.

I brought the vehicle in a on Saturday, 3/11/06. The service writer
told me that he thought it was a clogged EGR valve with carbon
build-up, but it was getting close to the Service Dept. closing for the
day, and I would have to bring in back on next week to look at it
further.

I brought in back today, (3/18/06), to a different service writer & I
told him the story written above. He had a mechanic look at it, and he
said the is no wrong with my EGR valve. The service writer said he
would talk to the service writer who took me in on the 3/11/06 and get
back to me.

I said what is the EGR valve going to cost me if I had to replace it.
He told me, it would about $300.

I now of a supposedlying a recall on 1998 V6 Accord for a EGR valve,
but I don't know if the is the same recall of a 4 cylinder?

What do you think?

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Old 19 Mar 2006, 01:47 am
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Default Re: Accord, 1998, 4 cyl. EGR valve

In article <1142745736.233259.43970@i39g2000cwa.googlegroups. com>,
gailmatthews@hotmail.com wrote:

> My car is an 1998, Accord, Sedan, EX, 4 cylinder with a mileage of
> 151,000. I took it in for 150,000 mile service @ Auburn Honda. When
> they asked if I was having a problems, I said, that when I accelerate
> with the pedal about one quarter on the way down to full throttle it
> will start to hesitate. Sometimes it could do it when you start-up and
> then for a while it won't do it. I have had a dropped in MPG too.
>
> I brought the vehicle in a on Saturday, 3/11/06. The service writer
> told me that he thought it was a clogged EGR valve with carbon
> build-up, but it was getting close to the Service Dept. closing for the
> day, and I would have to bring in back on next week to look at it
> further.
>
> I brought in back today, (3/18/06), to a different service writer & I
> told him the story written above. He had a mechanic look at it, and he
> said the is no wrong with my EGR valve. The service writer said he
> would talk to the service writer who took me in on the 3/11/06 and get
> back to me.
>
> I said what is the EGR valve going to cost me if I had to replace it.
> He told me, it would about $300.
>
> I now of a supposedlying a recall on 1998 V6 Accord for a EGR valve,
> but I don't know if the is the same recall of a 4 cylinder?
>
> What do you think?



Please clarify this point--You stated that a Honda mechanic examined the
EGR valve and determined that there was nothing wrong with it. Did the
service writer examine and test the EGR valve? If not, it means the
service writer was just guessing. I advise you to buy a can of injector
cleaner and add it to a full tank of gasoline. After the tank is near the
empty mark, determine if the problem is solved. If it's not solved, take
it back to the service department and have them determine the source of
the problem. A mechanic should be able to figure it out.

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Old 19 Mar 2006, 11:36 am
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Default Re: Accord, 1998, 4 cyl. EGR valve

Jason wrote:
> In article <1142745736.233259.43970@i39g2000cwa.googlegroups. com>,
> gailmatthews@hotmail.com wrote:
>
>
>>My car is an 1998, Accord, Sedan, EX, 4 cylinder with a mileage of
>>151,000. I took it in for 150,000 mile service @ Auburn Honda. When
>>they asked if I was having a problems, I said, that when I accelerate
>>with the pedal about one quarter on the way down to full throttle it
>>will start to hesitate. Sometimes it could do it when you start-up and
>>then for a while it won't do it. I have had a dropped in MPG too.
>>
>>I brought the vehicle in a on Saturday, 3/11/06. The service writer
>>told me that he thought it was a clogged EGR valve with carbon
>>build-up, but it was getting close to the Service Dept. closing for the
>>day, and I would have to bring in back on next week to look at it
>>further.
>>
>>I brought in back today, (3/18/06), to a different service writer & I
>>told him the story written above. He had a mechanic look at it, and he
>>said the is no wrong with my EGR valve. The service writer said he
>>would talk to the service writer who took me in on the 3/11/06 and get
>>back to me.
>>
>>I said what is the EGR valve going to cost me if I had to replace it.
>>He told me, it would about $300.
>>
>>I now of a supposedlying a recall on 1998 V6 Accord for a EGR valve,
>>but I don't know if the is the same recall of a 4 cylinder?
>>
>>What do you think?

>
>
>
> Please clarify this point--You stated that a Honda mechanic examined the
> EGR valve and determined that there was nothing wrong with it. Did the
> service writer examine and test the EGR valve? If not, it means the
> service writer was just guessing. I advise you to buy a can of injector
> cleaner and add it to a full tank of gasoline. After the tank is near the
> empty mark, determine if the problem is solved. If it's not solved, take
> it back to the service department and have them determine the source of
> the problem. A mechanic should be able to figure it out.
>

jason, with respect, you regularly make statements to the effect that "A
mechanic should be able to figure it out". that's not usually what a
poster wants to hear having taken the trouble to seek out this forum, so
please consider the following:

1. the person posting the question has already taken it to the dealer
and is not getting answers.
2. this forum is the place to get questions answered through shared
experience. and a lot of us have a lot of experience.
3. if the poster is unfortunate enough to have taken it to a mechanic
already, and that mechanic doesn't know what they're doing, [and let's
be realistic, a lot don't], your advice may lead to an entirely false
assumption about the car.

when someone posts something like "run injector cleaner through it",
that's useful advice that may solve a hesitation problem. "A mechanic
should be able to figure it out" is, for the reasons cited above, not.
the best thing is that they have as much information as possible so they
can make a better informed decision.

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Old 19 Mar 2006, 11:45 am
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Default Re: Accord, 1998, 4 cyl. EGR valve

gailmatthews@hotmail.com wrote:
> My car is an 1998, Accord, Sedan, EX, 4 cylinder with a mileage of
> 151,000. I took it in for 150,000 mile service @ Auburn Honda. When
> they asked if I was having a problems, I said, that when I accelerate
> with the pedal about one quarter on the way down to full throttle it
> will start to hesitate. Sometimes it could do it when you start-up and
> then for a while it won't do it. I have had a dropped in MPG too.
>
> I brought the vehicle in a on Saturday, 3/11/06. The service writer
> told me that he thought it was a clogged EGR valve with carbon
> build-up, but it was getting close to the Service Dept. closing for the
> day, and I would have to bring in back on next week to look at it
> further.
>
> I brought in back today, (3/18/06), to a different service writer & I
> told him the story written above. He had a mechanic look at it, and he
> said the is no wrong with my EGR valve. The service writer said he
> would talk to the service writer who took me in on the 3/11/06 and get
> back to me.
>
> I said what is the EGR valve going to cost me if I had to replace it.
> He told me, it would about $300.
>
> I now of a supposedlying a recall on 1998 V6 Accord for a EGR valve,
> but I don't know if the is the same recall of a 4 cylinder?
>
> What do you think?
>

run a couple of tanks of injector cleaner through it first. it can make
a huge difference. a lot of people here regard chevron brand as
effective although i seem to have ok results with others.

regarding egr, whether or not it's the valve depends on the design.
with d-series civic engines, a quick clean up of the valve cures
everything. with accords however, older ones have blanking plugs that
need to be removed from the manifold and orifices cleaned. google this
group for info on exact details, and even a how-to pdf on the subject,
then see if it matches your engine. even if you don't do the work
yourself, it'll inform you on the procedure so you don't pay for
unnecessary [and potentially ineffective] parts.

again, try injector cleaner first.
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Old 19 Mar 2006, 07:02 pm
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Default Re: Accord, 1998, 4 cyl. EGR valve

In article <_eKdndL8h4kfFYDZnZ2dnUVZ_sidnZ2d@speakeasy.net> , jim beam
<nospam@example.net> wrote:

> Jason wrote:
> > In article <1142745736.233259.43970@i39g2000cwa.googlegroups. com>,
> > gailmatthews@hotmail.com wrote:
> >
> >
> >>My car is an 1998, Accord, Sedan, EX, 4 cylinder with a mileage of
> >>151,000. I took it in for 150,000 mile service @ Auburn Honda. When
> >>they asked if I was having a problems, I said, that when I accelerate
> >>with the pedal about one quarter on the way down to full throttle it
> >>will start to hesitate. Sometimes it could do it when you start-up and
> >>then for a while it won't do it. I have had a dropped in MPG too.
> >>
> >>I brought the vehicle in a on Saturday, 3/11/06. The service writer
> >>told me that he thought it was a clogged EGR valve with carbon
> >>build-up, but it was getting close to the Service Dept. closing for the
> >>day, and I would have to bring in back on next week to look at it
> >>further.
> >>
> >>I brought in back today, (3/18/06), to a different service writer & I
> >>told him the story written above. He had a mechanic look at it, and he
> >>said the is no wrong with my EGR valve. The service writer said he
> >>would talk to the service writer who took me in on the 3/11/06 and get
> >>back to me.
> >>
> >>I said what is the EGR valve going to cost me if I had to replace it.
> >>He told me, it would about $300.
> >>
> >>I now of a supposedlying a recall on 1998 V6 Accord for a EGR valve,
> >>but I don't know if the is the same recall of a 4 cylinder?
> >>
> >>What do you think?

> >
> >
> >
> > Please clarify this point--You stated that a Honda mechanic examined the
> > EGR valve and determined that there was nothing wrong with it. Did the
> > service writer examine and test the EGR valve? If not, it means the
> > service writer was just guessing. I advise you to buy a can of injector
> > cleaner and add it to a full tank of gasoline. After the tank is near the
> > empty mark, determine if the problem is solved. If it's not solved, take
> > it back to the service department and have them determine the source of
> > the problem. A mechanic should be able to figure it out.
> >

> jason, with respect, you regularly make statements to the effect that "A
> mechanic should be able to figure it out". that's not usually what a
> poster wants to hear having taken the trouble to seek out this forum, so
> please consider the following:
>
> 1. the person posting the question has already taken it to the dealer
> and is not getting answers.
> 2. this forum is the place to get questions answered through shared
> experience. and a lot of us have a lot of experience.
> 3. if the poster is unfortunate enough to have taken it to a mechanic
> already, and that mechanic doesn't know what they're doing, [and let's
> be realistic, a lot don't], your advice may lead to an entirely false
> assumption about the car.
>
> when someone posts something like "run injector cleaner through it",
> that's useful advice that may solve a hesitation problem. "A mechanic
> should be able to figure it out" is, for the reasons cited above, not.
> the best thing is that they have as much information as possible so they
> can make a better informed decision.


Good points. Please note that I did give the poster some advice. As you
know, there are several causes for the problem that he mentioned. Some
people in this newsgroup may tell him to replace various parts in an
effort to solve the problem but I would never do anything like that.

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Old 19 Mar 2006, 09:55 pm
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On 18 Mar 2006 21:22:16 -0800, gailmatthews@hotmail.com wrote:

>My car is an 1998, Accord, Sedan, EX, 4 cylinder with a mileage of
>151,000. I took it in for 150,000 mile service @ Auburn Honda. When
>they asked if I was having a problems, I said, that when I accelerate
>with the pedal about one quarter on the way down to full throttle it
>will start to hesitate. Sometimes it could do it when you start-up and
>then for a while it won't do it. I have had a dropped in MPG too.
>
>I brought the vehicle in a on Saturday, 3/11/06. The service writer
>told me that he thought it was a clogged EGR valve with carbon
>build-up, but it was getting close to the Service Dept. closing for the
>day, and I would have to bring in back on next week to look at it
>further.
>
>I brought in back today, (3/18/06), to a different service writer & I
>told him the story written above. He had a mechanic look at it, and he
>said the is no wrong with my EGR valve. The service writer said he
>would talk to the service writer who took me in on the 3/11/06 and get
>back to me.
>
>I said what is the EGR valve going to cost me if I had to replace it.
>He told me, it would about $300.
>
>I now of a supposedlying a recall on 1998 V6 Accord for a EGR valve,
>but I don't know if the is the same recall of a 4 cylinder?
>
>What do you think?





It wa never a recall! It is a sevice bulletin. And it only went up
to 100,000 miles.
Chip
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