Originally Posted by Accord Inspire
Ok, if you are not in dire need (chances are, you are not), I highly recommend ordering it online from somewhere. Same exact part, less money, what's not to like?
You will need the 10mm socket, extension, and ratchet.
Step 1: Undo the two bolts that's securing the black dust cover.
Step 2: Undo the throttle cable. Then undo the two or three bolts (on the underside) that's securing the assembly to a plate.
Now the entire assembly is ready to come out. You will need to Tetris it out, as it is a tight fit.
Step 3: After you took out the assembly, undo the two bolts securing it to the plate, swap out the old and put in the new, and you are ready to go with the new sensor.
The rest is just screwing the bolts back on. Very easy. Anyone with medium sized hands can do it.
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I wanted to be sure and leave you this message, advising you that I had this very same problem with my 2006 Accord SE. I read through several websites but bookmarked this page due to your gracious offering of details of the process to replace the accelerator pedal position sensor.
I just, today, referenced your information and was able to replace the sensor in my car, which 100% resolved my problem. Again, thank you, VERY MUCH, for your information. It has proven to be so helpful and so valuable.
I thought I'd like to contribute to the discussion by describing some of the symptoms of my problem, some of which were a bit different than what I've read online (unless I've just missed it).
First of all, acceleration became very sporadic, not smooth. Pardon my freedom of use of the language, but my thoughts were terms like "herky-jerky," or "surgey" (I realize there's no such word.. heh-heh). In other words, if you could view acceleration on a graph you should see a smooth, curving line going upwards from left to right. In my case, you'd see it first staying flat then with a sudden upward surge, then smoothing out, no response/flattening out and then surging again.
That was the basic, everyday response when I'd accelerate. But it had digressed to a point where on several occasions I'd be driving along, and most notably when I was decelerating as I approached a stop (but not 100% of the time) and the check engine light would suddenly come on, you could hear/feel a sort of a "clunk" and then you'd have hardly any response at all, no matter how much you pressed the accelerator pedal. But I could pull off to the side of the road, stop the car and put it in "park," turn off the engine and start it back up and I'd regain acceleration. It would be back to the herky-jerky stuff but I could at least get moving again.
A colleague from work has a computer and we hooked it up to the car in order to see what codes we'd get (this was just before I researched the codes and found this website). It gave me the accelerator pedal position sensor code (I forget the exact code, offhand).
After reading your instructions I looked online and found a place (a Honda dealership service/repair shop, in fact) where I ordered the part. The cost of the part, including shipment, came to $115 and some change.
I replaced the part today and I'm back in business again. I'd say it took me maybe 30-45 minutes, total, to finish the job.
In addition to the 10mm socket w/extension I also used a 10mm crescent wrench... actually used the closed end... as I couldn't get to one of the underside bolts with the socket as there were rigid lines underneath.
I also used a 12mm crescent wrench to loosen/tighten the nut which secures the accelerator cable to the lever on the accelerator position sensor.
I will add that it is also helpful to have a flat-head screwdriver to help you ease the cable connector off of the sensor. You press in the lock on the side with your thumb of one hand and use the tip of the flat-head screwdriver with the other hand, inserting it between the edge of the connector and the base and gently twist/turn it so as to get the connector to unseat and begin lifting it away/upward. Once you've gotten it initially loosened you can easily pull it off with your fingers.
Sorry for the long post. I just wanted to be sure and thank you for your offering of valuable information and insight, and offer any further details which I may, which I drew from my experience in replacing the part.
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