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post #1 of 32 Old 08-12-2012, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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So I just bought a 2006 4 cylinder Accord today. I was checking over the car and noticed that one of the filter box screws was broken off. I went to remove the other 3, which were on very tight and another one broke off as well. Has this ever happened to anyone before and if so how did you replace them?

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Those screws don't have to be very tight. I've never broken one, but I think they have something holding the screw in, to prevent it from falling out. Honda does sell just the screw, probably $4 or so per screw. I guess you could use duct tape until you can replace the screws.


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The filter may never have been changed,causing the screws to rust. Put alittle anti-seize on the threads when you get new ones.
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I broke a couple when I bought my car. Still duct taped, working fine.

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I over tighten one of my screws and broke off the top.
Lucky i could take the rest of the screw off with vise-grips.
You have to go to dealer for that screw.

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Isn't there supposed to be 4 screws? My '06 i4 looks to have only 3. I haven't bothered checking the air filter as everything else looked pretty clean and I haven't had the time to mess around with that.

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When I changed my air filter, all four of my screws were broken. How? I have no idea, considering I had just purchased the car two months certified from a Honda dealership. Ended up only buying two of the OEM screws and used residential screws for the other holes. OEM is expensive!

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Mine didn't even have screws, it had 4 10mm bolts ; )

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The service manual calls out a (very low) tightening torque values for those screws. I suspect the odds are pretty good that all of you who have discovered broken/stripped air box screws had the screws tightened without using a torque wrench (i.e. over torqued/tightened).

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So I just bought a 2006 4 cylinder Accord today. I was checking over the car and noticed that one of the filter box screws was broken off. I went to remove the other 3, which were on very tight and another one broke off as well. Has this ever happened to anyone before and if so how did you replace them?

I broke 2 of mine without trying very hard . . . the factory screws seem like a weak metal.

I went to a hardware guy that I work with all the time. He gave me a couple M5x0.8 thread screws, probably 25 mm long (99% sure that was the size), which match the thread of the fancy Honda ones. They're much stronger, and fit in fine. The only downside is that they no longer have the retaining feature - In theory, I could back them out too far and drop them into the engine compartment. I've been careful, and this hasn't happened yet.

He didn't charge me because I'm in there for work all the time, but the screws would probably be less than a buck each.

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Isn't there supposed to be 4 screws? My '06 i4 looks to have only 3. I haven't bothered checking the air filter as everything else looked pretty clean and I haven't had the time to mess around with that.
Yes, there are 4. You'd probably want to check your air filter sometime soon if you have never done so since you bought the car! I have changed mine at least three or four times.


I don't have broken screws per se, but I have what seems to be a worse problem - the screws on the air box have lost their groove on the surface, meaning I can't even get them out/unscrew them using a screwdriver!
Does anyone have a solution to this problem?
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Yes, there are 4. You'd probably want to check your air filter sometime soon if you have never done so since you bought the car! I have changed mine at least three or four times.


I don't have broken screws per se, but I have what seems to be a worse problem - the screws on the air box have lost their groove on the surface, meaning I can't even get them out/unscrew them using a screwdriver!
Does anyone have a solution to this problem?
Ratchet wrench with an extension.

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The oem screws can also be removed with an 8 millimeter socket and long extension (I used 1/4" drive). My screws seem to be fine, and I've checked or changed the air filter many times over the last 9 years and 101k miles. I think a lot of people tighten them too much. Maybe in a high road salt area, they rust, but I wouldn't know, I live in Louisiana.

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The oem screws can also be removed with an 8 millimeter socket and long extension (I used 1/4" drive).
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Ratchet wrench with an extension.
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