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  1. Problems & Solutions
    Hi all, I just bought my first car, a 2010 Accord EX. 111k miles. My wife had a 2010 LX (65k) before upgrading to a 2015 sport and I have driven my dad's 03 EX-L (230k mi.) for the last year, and '98 EX manual (180k) the year before that, so I'm familiar with new and old Accord's. But my "new"...
  2. The 8th Generation
    EDIT: Title should say VTC. I did not see the mistake until it was posted, and we cannot go back and correct our titles. Sorry, folks! As of some time in March of last year Honda issued the long-awaited, oft-promised update to the poorly designed VTC Actuator. If you still have low enough miles...
  3. The 8th Generation
    I had the updated VTC actuator installed on my Accord earlier this year. We had our first cold snap where it got down to freezing last night, when I went to start my car up this morning it rattled, and the rattle was even more intense than the rattle the old part made. I have heard a faint and...
  4. The 8th Generation
    Hi. I have a Honda Accord 2010 LX model. I still have the powertrain warranty on it for another month. I have noticed this noise coming from the car on cold start that lasts for about 2-3 seconds. Below is the video that I have made. Can anyone tell what it is? I think the noise had been...
  5. The 8th Generation
    Has anyone have there Vtc-actuator replaced more than one time? I had mine replaced two times the last time was back in February of this year, today i go out to turn on my car with the temperature being 29 degrees out and i hear the actuator acting up making the common grinding sound for five...
  6. The 8th Generation
    Replaced my VTC Actuator not too long ago and payed out of pocket for it, but this time it doesn't make that grinding sound when i start it up ,but when i let the car warm up to operating temperature the engine makes a weird sound similar to the vtc actuator noise but not as loud.
  7. The 8th Generation
    I purchased a certified used 08 accord about a month ago. I recently noticed the cold start rattle / grinding noise. With help from this forum I believe that it is the VTC actuator. I would like to get your guys opinion before I take it to Honda for the repair. Sound like VTC actuator?? Since...
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