Bushougoma: If the vehicle hasn't been driven for awhile it will bleed down over time.
If the vehicle has just been driven drape a rag around the banjo bolt on the filter and loosen it slowly to bleed off any residual pressure.
Liam Hendricks: Awesome video. Do you need to relieve fuel system pressure before you do any of this?
Bushougoma: So you witnessed this with a fuel pressure gauge? Normal pressure should be 55-63 PSI. The regulator is on the fuel pump assembly so there is no vacuum signal to vary the pressure at WOT.
The fuel filter on these Accords is in the fuel tank and the fuel pump needs to be removed to access it luckily they don't cause issues that often.
Check maintenance items first. Have the plugs and air filter ever been replaced? If so I would check for a dirty MAF sensor.
John Stinnett: I have a 2006 Accord that has had terrible hesitation issues since I've owned it. The hesitation seems to be worse when the engine is cold and i'm slightly accelerating. Once I kick it down the fuel pressure increases and the problem stops. I have had the injectors cleaned and have replaced the plugs but nothing has helped. So I figured it must be fuel filter. Is the 2006 similar to this video? Is there only one filter? thanks for any suggestions.
Patrick Williams: Which ratchet is turning wat???
Jose Roberto Carranco: Excellent video!!!, thanks bro!! you save me, now a know how change my fuel filter... again thank you
jamesrrodgers: THANK U Bushou, excellent video instruction. My first time to change Accord fuel filter. I ordered 14mm flare & 19mm wrench from JBToolSales. I had to use genuine Honda fuel filter for 96 Accord. WARNING to viewers Oreilly MicroGard did NOT fit filter bracket. I could not fit Kobalt 19mm wrench under banjo bolt bracket of WIX or Napa ProSelect filters.
sierra jb: JackT,
Hmmm....this video convinced you NOT to do it yourself? I found it was done exceptionally well, and it gave me the info and confidence to do the job myself, thus saving big bucks! Bush, THANKS for investing your time and sharing your skills.
Bushougoma: The only difference between the manual and automatic ignition switch circuit is how the start signal is interrupted.
On an auto if you're in any gear but park or neutral the neutral safety switch (on the side of the gear selector) cuts the start signal. On a manual there is a clutch switch and a starter cut relay that does the same thing.
Testing the switch with a continuity tester will be identical on a manual.
Rebecca Yates: I was wondering if there is a way to check to see if I am having problems with my ignition switch. I saw your vedio for this but I do not have an automatic so I was wondering what (if anything) I need to do differently? I have a 1997 Honda Accord 2.2 (if that matters). Thank you for your videos.
JackTannehillPromoter: Thanks for convincing me this is something I'd rather not do myself. I have done worse things but I no longer have the patience I once had with this sort of thing.
Bushougoma: Be sure to wear safety glasses and drape it with a rag so fuel doesn't get everywhere.
Bushougoma: I'd recommend checking for spark first since it's the easiest thing to check.
These Honda's aren't known for dying fuel pumps just listen when you turn the key to on you should hear the pump prime for 2 seconds. If not check the main relay.
If you really want to check if any pressure is there you can crack the bolt on the other end of that hose on the fuel rail. Just make sure you prime it for 2 seconds beforehand as the pressure will decay over time.
rebalnz1: hey bushougoma im trying to just check if i have fuel pressure since my accord wont start. is there a quick way without having to deal with loosening there bolt on the fuel filter?
Bushougoma: A 91 Accord is OBD 1 and doesn't support an OBD 2 code reader but if the check engine light is on you can jump a 2 pin connector (its located under the glove box) to read the codes by flashes of the check engine light. That is if the check engine light is still on when the vehicles running.
I'd first pull the main relay and check the solder joints for cracks as it's a common occurrence on Hondas of this vintage.
hostiletakeover2348: dear bushogoma, i have a 1991 honda accord and the other day driving home my check engine light came on and my car decelerated to zero slowly, i waited five minutes and started the car again a day later the car stalled out twice, i autzone couldnt check the codes, any ideas on why my car is doing this??
Bushougoma: No the 90 Accord has it in a much more accessible location mounted high on the passenger side firewall.
Jose Morales: Is the same thing 4 the honda 90????? Please let me now
Lalomeister: Thank You So Much! I really appreciate you for posting this!
vabeach1989: Excellent video and very detailed. Thanks....
geezuz2284: So i noticed my front engine mount is worthless explains a lot of problems starting and my gas fuel pump has a screw missing thinking of putting silicone around it just in case
Aleksandar Ilic: Just wanted to say thanks. Saved me a ton of time.
MrHimompro: High quality video, and very informative. I will be looking for more of this guys knowledge and experience in the future. Well demonstrated. Thank you
Robert Kostak: OMG these Jap cars are a nightmare ! I was going to replace my accord fuel filter until I saw your vid, I would have to go and buy more special tools! Like they say in jersey FORGET ABOUT IT!!!!
Bushougoma: If it only smells after a fill up. Make sure the gas cap gasket is good. Check the metal filler neck for any severe rust or pinhole leaks check the hoses from the filler neck to the tank for leaks. Even a pinhole leak can create a noticeable odor.
A lean condition is when there is not enough fuel mixing with air in the combustion chamber.
geezuz2284: My car just smells like gas when i fill itup and it runs lean what is lean????
Bushougoma: Pull the ignition switch connector from the fuse box and perform a continuity test between the white and black/yellow wire. If you don't get continuity when in the On position the switch is shot.
emmabeankitty: my ignition coil was all corroded I don't now how it ran at all. the lights were on the dash , but after trying to start it several times they went out they come on when you turn the key to almost turn over
Bushougoma: Main relay wouldn't cause the dash lights to fail. It would cause the fuel pump and ECU to lose power.
You should test the ignition switch the dash lights are powered directly through the switch. It's a common issue with older Honda's for the switch to first become intermittent then if left for long enough it can fail.
Check out my ignition switch replacement video I outline how to test the switch.
Bushougoma: Many things can cause excessive fuel consumption. Dirty or clogged air filter, oxygen sensor stuck lean, leaking fuel injectors, vacuum leaks, bad plugs or wires, ignition issues, etc.
Is the check engine light on if so what are the codes? Hook up a scan tool and look at the PIDs what are the long and short term fuel trim numbers are they positive or negative?
Look at the Sensor 1 O2 sensor PID is it switching between rich and lean (above and below 450mv) or is the voltage static?
Mohammed Umar: Please can anyone help me with a way to solve the problem of fuel consumption in my Honda Accord 1998, I bought a new engine but still consumes 187miles/full tank... Please i need help so badly because a love the car.
emmabeankitty: I am a carpenter not a mechanic
emmabeankitty: what causes the lights on the dash to stop working when you turn the key
my Honda wouldn't start ,once in a while, now not at all,sometimes when I held the gas pedal to the floor now not at all. fuel filter or main relay
Ronald M Sylvain: Great Stuff!
TBoone53: gotcha. preciate the help
Bushougoma: If it's not on there real tight a regular crowfoot will work but don't force it excessively or it will round off the nut.
TBoone53: what would you suggest for an alternative tool i can use to unscrew the bottom part of the filter? i dont have that crowfoot attachment, just a regular flare nut wrench. or is it even possible to unscrew it without a crowfoot attachment?
Bushougoma: Glad it worked out. If the flare nut is stuck on there good using a regular crowfoot can round it off.
I wouldn't want to be the guy in that situation considering the location of the nut.
Thanks for watching.
David Maltby: I could not have done this job without this video. Excellent in all ways: lighting, video, narration, equipment required at the start, warnings and cautions. I had never needed a crow's foot before, but I can see now why such a tool is necessary. I could not readily find a flare nut crow's foot and I lucked out getting flare nut off with the regular crow's foot wrench. Whew. Thanks.
willigetstucco: Just starting to do these DIY repairs at the age of sixty; no one ever taught me. So, thanks,' Dad'. Terrific, anxiety-free tutorials. Much appreciated.
drowization: great video :)
559kingjh: Nice video!
christian garcia: great video budddy
John Clark: I love the sound of crickets in the background. nice job
Ricky Torres: Great video im changing mine tomorrow
CoChillCo: great video! good job
Sushawn Kirati: Nice and clean. Great Job!!
Bushougoma: Did you make sure you removed both of the old crush washers? There are two one on top of the banjo fitting and one on the bottom of it. If you double gasketed one side (they can stick) or forgot a washer during re installation that can cause a leak.
If the washers aren't double gasketed and are in the right places (one on top of the fitting and the other on the bottom). Tighten the bolt up a bit more to stop the leak.
jvallejo923: Ok so did all this and it happens to leak where the bolt enters the filter what can be done
Bushougoma: Yeah if the engineers had any sense the only tools required would have been a socket set.
Thanks For Watching.