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Unread 10-04-2008, 11:09 PM   #1
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Is there something wrong with my car??

i ran my car about 65 MPH.

the engine really noisy. it's about 3000rpm

when i hit 85MPH RPM shows 4000

i'm using D4 gear automatic.

do you guys think this is normal for an old car??

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Unread 10-04-2008, 11:31 PM   #2
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no I suspect something is going on the power band on a accord should be better then that try listening to the gears make sure it shifts 3 times it might not be getting in fourth.it's possible the timing jumped a tooth also.

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You say it's making noise, does it only make the noise when the car is moving? If the engine is making the noise, you should here it when you just rev the engine in neutral or park. If it makes the noise only when you are moving it's likely the transmission.

What kind of a noise? Knocking, whining, roaring, growling?

It could be the timing belt has jumped, not common but it happens. That would bend your valves and you would have serious power lose.

Does it seem to have the same power even though it's making noise? Exhaust flex pipe, exhaust bracket, collapsed engine mount, alternator, water pump, etc, etc. The list goes on without more information.

Repost with some more details and I'll take another stab at it.
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no I suspect something is going on the power band on a accord should be better then that try listening to the gears make sure it shifts 3 times it might not be getting in fourth.it's possible the timing jumped a tooth also.
i believe my car only shift 3 times.

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You say it's making noise, does it only make the noise when the car is moving? If the engine is making the noise, you should here it when you just rev the engine in neutral or park. If it makes the noise only when you are moving it's likely the transmission.

What kind of a noise? Knocking, whining, roaring, growling?

It could be the timing belt has jumped, not common but it happens. That would bend your valves and you would have serious power lose.

Does it seem to have the same power even though it's making noise? Exhaust flex pipe, exhaust bracket, collapsed engine mount, alternator, water pump, etc, etc. The list goes on without more information.

Repost with some more details and I'll take another stab at it.
it's the engine. i run my car 65 MPH with 3000 RPM.....
Does that sounds right to you??
i believe something wrong with the transmission.
or it might not shift from 3rd to 4th like lautinjr said.

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if it's shifting 3 times it's catching all gears although the clutches could be warn and slipping.

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It could be the timing belt has jumped, not common but it happens. That would bend your valves and you would have serious power lose.
The older accords arn't interference so it shouldn't have bent valves but I have seen there belts jump teeth and a few timew the crank has shifted and sheared causing it to through the timing off. I'm kinda expecting a bad cat to though after a run at night se if the catalitic converter is glowing like a cigarette lighter under the car it'll take a nice run though. also check the intake tubing from the trottle body to the airfilter they are known to rip on these cars from age.

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The older accords arn't interference so it shouldn't have bent valves but I have seen there belts jump teeth and a few timew the crank has shifted and sheared causing it to through the timing off.
Yes that is right, however, it wouldn't be making noises unless something is getting beat up inside the engine. I kinda' focused on the noise thing, not thinking it's a non-interference engine.

I would agree on the transmission. RPM seems about right for that car at that speed. Check the dip stick or drop the pan a bit. You will find debris and/or dark stinky fluid.
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honestly, i really dont know about car.

do u know how much transmission would cost??

parts and labor??

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A transmission in my area would be about $300 from a wrecker, and maybe about 4 hrs labor. Shops around here charge $75 hr.

Plus your fluid & seals, etc.

EDIT: I looked up the hours for the trans re & re, 6 hours.

Unless you find a deal on the transmission & labor it might be cheaper in the end to just replace the car.
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i will take a look monday

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