Tune up instructions please?

Tiny
HABNBAH
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  • 2007 HONDA ACCORD
  • 110,000 MILES
I have honda accord v6 it has 110000 miles what I need to change if every thing is work normaly to keep up my car in a good shap
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Thursday, September 1st, 2011 AT 4:01 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Check our guide below for tune up.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-tune-up-a-car-engine

Check the diagrams below how to check spark plugs, air cleaner and how to adjust valve clearance.

thank you.

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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:41 AM
Tiny
JULYGIRL
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  • 2003 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 83,000 MILES
Hi!
I have 2 questions. My Honda dealership is always trying to get me to have "check-ups" for the car. Like 60,000, 80,000. Are these really necessary. They cost so much? Over 300 dollars.
And about a year ago I bought a set of tires (4) for my car since I would be traveling more, informed the dealer about traveling more. So he said he put on tires for "performance". Well they seem to ride sort of rough and are loud. Very annoying while driving is that normal? I drive approx 240 miles /week for work. I have had the tires rotated and checked. On required basis.
Thanks for your help.
Julygirl
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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 9:38 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

Regular servicing is a good idea but not mandatory and can be done by an independent work shop and not a dealer this will reduce the cost, as for the tyres, if you feel that they are over noisy get a tyre retailer to drive and advise you first hand.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 9:38 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RONDILLON
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  • 2002 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 105,000 MILES
I am replacing my spark plugs but can't get access to the plugs on the back side of the motor. The 3 on the front side of the motor were easy. The plugs sit deep into the shaft and it is very difficult to get my wrench and long socket into any posiiton where I can get to the 3 remaining spark plugs. Any suggestions?
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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 9:38 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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The easiest way to access them is from under the car. If you don't have access to a rack, lift the car high enough, use jack stands to make sure it is safe, and thentry to get them from under the car.

If you have access to a rack, it will make your life much easier because it still may be hard to access them if you are on your back.
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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 9:38 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RONDILLON
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There is no way to get to the plugs from under the car. They are on the top side of the motor, close to the firewall.
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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 9:38 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BECCAELIZOE
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  • 2002 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
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  • 100,345 MILES
What does a tune-up contain, what needs to be done?
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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 9:38 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KASEKENNY
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Here is a complete guide that will explain this:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-tune-up-a-car-engine

Also here is a video of changing plugs on a similar vehicle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1KGussrTJA

I also attached the info below from the manual that will show the detail about the spark plugs and the location to remove and install them.

Let us know if you have more questions. Thanks
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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 9:38 AM (Merged)
Tiny
TDSTRDI
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  • 2002 HONDA ACCORD
2002 Honda Accord 4 cyl 118200 miles

what parts would I need to peform a tune-up. When sitting a stoplight and then accelerating when light is green car stalls them jerks before it takes off. Rpm shoots from 1 to 3 or 4
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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 9:38 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi tdstrdi,

Tuneup parts are usually spark plugs only. However the plug wires, distributor cap and rotor should be checked as well. Oil chage if necessary.

From the symptom description, I doubt a tuneup would help. Symptoms indicates a more likely ignition coil fault.
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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 9:38 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ZAFSYED
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  • 2001 HONDA ACCORD
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  • 2WD
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  • 155,000 MILES
My 2001 Accord burns lot of fuel and won't pick up speed. It gives only 20Mile/Gallon under 60miles/hr, If over 60miles/hr the gauge suddenly fall down. What comes in major tuneup. Thanks.
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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 9:38 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi zafsyed,

Did you do any repairs prior to this happening?
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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 9:38 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ZAFSYED
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No I did not do any major repair since I bought my back in 2001.
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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 9:38 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi zafsyed,

Guess you would have to do a major tune up and checking.

1. Spark plugs, wire, distributor cap and rotor
2. Air filter.
3. Fuel filter.
4. Valve adjustment
5. Timing belt? If it had not been replaced, it is long over due.
6. Transmission fluid.
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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 9:39 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ZAFSYED
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Thanks for your kind advise.

Everything sounds good for major tuning, but what does spark plugs, distributor wires and rotors do in fuel consumption?

Plugs help ignite the fuel when you start the car that's it.

Thanks.
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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 9:39 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi zafsyed,

If the spark plugs are not functioning well, it would result in loss of power from which you would need to push harder on the accelerator and more fuel would be injected.
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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 9:39 AM (Merged)
Tiny
LEXICON1
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  • 2000 HONDA ACCORD
Honda Acccord 2000 v6
Changed oil 7/26/07

mileage: 108k

Your tune-up directions are too difficult. I can change tran gasket, oil filter, spark plugs, and air filter.

Dealership told me that I need to:
flush out brake fluid and power steering fluid, how?

My car runs okay, what is necessary right now for a 108k Honda Accord (tune-up)? I can do some things if it's not too heavy.

Mechanic told me to change my AC filter so my exhaust won't smell so bad. Truthful?
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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 9:39 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ANGELFLAN
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Right now just change the plugs, wires, fuel filter, air filter. Also (depents on the condition) the distr cap and rotor. Succes with your tune-up, not so difficult
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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 9:39 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BRUCE HUNT
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Check the belts for wear and cracking. Did they do the timing belt replacement yet? I wouldn't worry about flushing the brakes and power steering. The A/C filter. It is not about the exhaust but what it allows inside the cabin with you. I am going to email you a section on the replacement of the filter for future reference when and if you decide to do it. It also covers a lot of other areas as well. Good reference materials.
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Monday, February 8th, 2021 AT 9:39 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RANREX1
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Bruce,
I just joined the forum, and your post was one of the first that I read. I also have just purchased the 2000 Honda Accord V6 and would like a copy of the reference materials that you offered to email to the previous poster. It would be greatly appericiated. I have so many questions about this car that I need the reference material to look at things before I can even post a question on the forum. :Oops:

So any help would be greatly apperciated. Also, I'm not sure if you can get my email from the forum info. If not please respond to the post and I will post it as soon as I can. I would like to keep it private however.

Thanks for your time.
Ranrex1
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