The Haynes 42015 - Honda Accord 2003-2012 and Honda Crosstour 2010-2014 DIY repair and service manual covers models with 2.4L DOHC (iVTEC), 3.0L and 3.5L (Crosstour only) V6 SOHC VTEC engines, all with EFI.
Accords are available in 2-door coupe and 4-door sedan body styles. All are equipped with disc brakes, some with ABS.
The Crosstour is available in a 5-door fastback body style equipped with 4-cylinder or V6 engines.
Note: This manual does not include information specific to hybrid models or All-Wheel Drive models.
The Haynes manual for 2008 Honda Accord covers general engine overhaul procedures--it's an overhaul manual for Honda 2.4, 3.0 and 3.5 liter VTEC engines. But it's much more, because this copiously illustrated 336-page manual will also help DIY car owners learn proper maintenance techniques, tips on safety, how to buy parts and it provides an overview of every part of the car. The manual is available from The Motor Bookstore with free shipping to the 48 continental United States.
Book Excerpt: 2003-2014 Honda Accord & Crosstour Repair Manual
GENERAL ENGINE OVERHAUL PROCEDURES
OIL PRESSURE CHECK
Refer to illustrations 2.2a and 2.2b
- Low engine oil pressure can be a sign of an engine in need of rebuilding. A "low oil pressure" indicator (often called an "idiot light") is not a test of the oiling system.
Such indicators only come on when the oil pressure is dangerously low. Even a factory oil pressure gauge in the instrument panel is only a relative indication, although much better for driver information than a warning light.
A better test is with a mechanical (not electrical) oil pressure gauge.
- Locate the oil pressure sending unit on the engine block:
a) On four-cylinder engines, the oil pressure sending unit is located above the oil filter on the rear of the engine block (see illustration).
b) On V6 engines, the oil pressure sending unit is located above the oil filter on the filter adapter (see illustration).
- Unscrew and remove the oil pressure sending unit and screw in the hose for your oil pressure gauge. If necessary, install an adapter fitting. Use Teflon tape or thread sealant on the threads of the adapter and /or the fitting on the end of your gauge's hose.
- Connect an accurate tachometer to the engine, according to the tachometer manufacturer's instructions.
- Check the oil pressure with the engine running (normal operating temperature) at the specified engine speed, and compare it to this Chapter's Specifications. If it's extremely low, the bearings and/or oil pump are probably worn out.
Vehicles covered by this manual are equipped with either a five-speed (four cylinder models) or six-speed (V6 models) manual transaxle or a five-speed automatic transaxle.
All information on the manual transaxle is included in this Part of Chapter 7. Service procedures for the five-speed automatic transaxle can be found in Chapter 7, Part B.
You'll also find certain procedures common to both transaxles - such as oil seal replacement - in this Chapter.
Depending on the expense involved in having a transaxle overhauled, it might be a better idea to consider replacing it with either a new or rebuilt unit.
Your local dealer or transaxle shop should be able to supply information concerning cost, availability and exchange policy.
Regardless of how you decide to remedy a transaxle problem, you can still save a lot of money by removing and installing the unit yourself.
Subject: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Honda Accord & Crosstour service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 162091812 | ISBN-13: 9781620921814 | Haynes 42015