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Honda Accord repair manual 1977-1981

About the Honda Accord

The first generation Honda Accord was launched in 1976 as a three-door hatchback with 68 hp (51 kW), a 93.7-inch (2,380.0 mm) wheelbase, and a weight of about 2,000 pounds. It was larger than the tiny Honda Civic at 162 inches (4,115 mm) long. The Accord sold well, due to its moderate size and great fuel economy. It was the first Japanese small car with features like cloth seats, a tachometer, intermittent wipers, and an AM/FM radio as standard equipment. In 1978 an LX version of the coupe was added which came with air conditioning, digital clock, and power steering. In 1979 a four-door sedan was added to the lineup, and power went to 72 hp (54 kW) when the 1,599 cc (97.6 cu in)[5] EL1 engine was supplemented and in certain markets replaced by the 1,751 cc (106.9 cu in) EK-1 unit. In 1980 the optional two-speed automatic of previous years became a three-speed automatic. Slightly redesigned bumper trim, new grilles and taillamps, and remote mirrors on the 4-door (chrome) and the LX (black plastic) models. The CVCC badges were deleted. In 1981 an SE model was added for the first time, with novio-leather seats and power windows. Base model hatchbacks received the same smaller black plastic remote mirror that the 4-door, LX, and SE 4-door received at the same time. Instrument cluster revised with mostly pictograms, instead of the worded warning lights and gauge markings. Nivorno Beige (code #Y-39) replaced with Oslo Beige (#YR-43). Dark brown was discontinued, as was the bronze metallic. Shifter redesigned to have a stronger spring to prevent unintentional engagement of reverse, instead of the spring-loaded shift knob of the 1976 through 1980 model cars.



Horsepower Torque Displacement Bore x Stroke Compression
4 cylinder, OHC, watercooled,
four stroke. Mounted transversally. Front wheel drive
59 kw @ 5,300 rpm (DIN)
12.9 kgm @ 3,500 rpm (DIN) 1,602cc
77 x 86rrim
8.4 : I

Transmission 5 speed all synchromesh manual or 3 speed Hondamatic including overdrive.
Steering Rack and pinion with collapsible steering column and positive steering lock system
Suspension Four wheel independent.
Macpherson strut
Brakes Front disc, rear drum with L/T shoes.
All servo-assisted. Dual system with pressure limiter
LxWxH Hatchback - 4125 x 1620 x 1335 mm Saloon -4345 x 1620 x 1360mm
Wheelbase 2380 mm
Curb weight Hatchback - 930 kg Saloon - 962 kg Fuel tank capacity 50 litres
Developed by Nippondenso in co-operation with Honda engineers, airconditioning is a superb safety and comfort option for your Accord. Fully integrated and highly efficient, even in Australia's mid-summer. Accord airconditioning is designed for maximum output, minimum service and power drain.
There is a large range of factory approved options available for your Accord. They provide you with extra comfort, convenience and safety. Ask your dealer about roof consoles, stereo tape players and many more.

Meters Speedometer with re-settable trip meter Tachometer Fuel gauge Water temperature gauge
Warning Systems Parking brake High beam Alternator charge
Oil pressure Brake failure Fuel reserve Choke
Service reminder
Door and tailgate/trunk closure
Brake lamp failure
Lane change position on indicator control
Headlamp flasher
Day/night rear view mirror (Breakaway safety type) Luggage compartment opens from driver's seat
Full flow ventilation
Heater with 3 speed fan-boost (also to rear in Saloon only) Electric rear window demisting
Rear washer/wiper (Hatchback only)
Demisters for front and front side windows
AM/FM push-button radio (inc. tape-player Saloon) Cigarette lighter
Quartz digital clock Glove-box illumination Full adjustable sun visors
Rear side pockets (Hatchback only)
Fold down rear seat (Hatchback only)
Tinted window glass
Illuminated ashtrays for passengers (Built-in to doors)
Full carpeting
Rear fold down armrest
Quartz halogen headlights Steel radial ply tyres
Hazard blinkers
Rubber corners on bumper bars Large body protector strips Wheel trims
Laminated windscreen

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