Maintenance & Repair Guides
A collection of "how-to" guides for maintaining and repairing the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 Honda Accord sedan.
Accord 2.4L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide
One of the most important maintenance procedures that you can perform on your 2008-2010 Honda Accord is to regularly replace the motor oil.
The 2.4L four cylinder engine requires 4.4 U.S. quarts of 5W-20 oil for an oil change with a new oil filter.
Honda Accord Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
If the front brake pads on your 2008, 2009, or 2010 Honda Accord are starting to squeak or squeal, you may need to replace the pads.
I prefer to purchase ceramic brake pads which create less brake dust and are less prone to making noise while braking.
The rear brake pads of a Honda Accord are supposed to last anywhere from 70,000 to 100,000 miles instead of the very low 15-20,000 miles that many become worn out.
Several hundred thousand owners of 2008, 2009, and 2010 Honda Accord vehicles and 2009 to 2010 Acura TSX vehicles are affected by this "defect".
Click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left for the full repair guide.
Honda Accord PCV Valve Replacement Guide
The PCV or "positive crankcase ventilation" valve in a 2008 to 2010 Honda Accord is an important piece of the emissions control system that sends partially burned gases back to the combustion chamber.
It's an inexpensive part that can help maintain the fuel economy and health of your engine.
Honda Accord Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
If one of the headlight bulbs in your 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 or 2012 Honda Accord have burnt out, it only takes a few minutes and a flathead screwdriver to replace them.
The headlight assembly contains four the following four light bulbs: Low Beam, High Beam, Front Turn Signal / Parking Light, and the Front Sidemarker.
Honda Accord Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
The tail light bulbs of a 2008-2012 Honda Accord are easily accessed through the trunk by removing two plastic screws.
Located inside the tail light assembly are the combination brake light and parking bulb, the reverse or "back up" bulb and the amber colored rear turn signal bulb.
Honda Accord Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Depending on where you live and how often you use the HVAC system in your 2008 to 2012 Honda Accord, you'll eventually need to clean or replace the cabin air filter.
Over time the filter can become clogged with leaves, insects, pollen and dust. The A/C's cabin air filter can easily be accessed by lowering the glove box in front of the passenger seat.
Honda Accord Key Fob Remote Battery Replacement Guide
If the car key / keyless entry remote control for your 2008-2012 Honda Accord isn't working well anymore, you may just need to clean off some dielectric grease from the battery.
Then again, a 5 pack of CR1616 batteries can be had for less than a dollar on eBay so you may want to just replace the battery while the key fob is open if your car is a few years old.
Honda Accord Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
The only tool needed to replace a burnt out overhead map light bulb in a 2008-2012 Honda Accord is small flathead screwdriver.
A replacement bulb is part # DE3022 from Sylvania and other manufacturers.
This guide has been replaced with an
updated page at the link below.
The rear brake pads on a 2008-2010 Honda Accord should last about twice as long as the front brake pads. Only about 20% of the braking force is generated by the rear brakes.
Again, I usually go with the reasonably priced ceramic pads from Wearever at Advance Auto Parts that cost about $38 for a rear set.
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2008-2012 Honda Accord 2.4L Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
The iridium tipped "long life" spark plugs of a 8th generation Honda Accord should last up to 100,000 miles. But they should be checked before that time if just to make sure they won't become stuck in the engine.
To view my complete DIY instructions for checking or changing the spark plugs, click on the text link above or thumbnail image to the left.
2008-2012 Honda Accord Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers in your eight generation Honda Accord sedan, you'll first need to take off the interior door panels.
Check out my detailed DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.
2008-2012 Honda Accord 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
If you've been having a hard time starting the engine in your eighth generation Honda Accord, especially on a cold morning, and the 12 volt battery is a few years old, you probably need to change it.
Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (including the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.
2008-2012 Honda Accord 3rd Brake Light Bulb Replacement Guide
If you need to change a burnt out high mount third brake light bulb located on the rear deck just above the trunk lid and behind the back seat passengers, check out my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.
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