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  • Terry
    Terry - 1992 Honda Accord - Engine - 4 hours ago
    Reworked the head had car running good the wife used it then it died on her now all I can do is
    Get it to start up sometimes and sometimes it will take the fuel and sometimes it won't and if I get it started and taking the fuel if I put it in gear all it does is like bogs down
     
    • jdl
      4 hours ago jdl
      I'd have to check cylinder compression, go from there. How long since overall tune-up? Do you have good fuel pressure and spark?
  • Carl
    Carl - 1985 Honda Accord - Engine - 9/21/2014
    The car rattles and shakes at idle incredibly, but is smooth with any RPM increase.
    Seems to get worse month by month.
     
    • Jimm
      9/21/2014 Jimm
      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance. There may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.

      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this)
      Dirty air filter (change filter)
      Dirty / clogged fuel filter (change filter)
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires
  • Terry
    Terry - 1992 Honda Accord - Engine - 9/19/2014
    Was running good in then it would go in drive it will only take the gas when in park and still sometimes it won't even
    It won't take the gas in park it like bogs down I just reworked the head and put it all back together and it was running good then it started this on my wife
     
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  • Terry
    Terry - 1992 Honda Accord - Engine - 9/18/2014
    Was running good and driving good then it stop going forward now if I start it and give it the gas sometimes it
    Will take the gas and sometimes it like bogs down but if I put it in gear it only bogs down will not go into drive or reverse I just reworked the head in put it back together and it was running good then started with this problem where it don't want to take the fuel ...
     
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  • Michael225
    Michael225 - 2003 Honda Civic - Engine - 9/17/2014
    Why do my dash lights come on and now car won't start?
    About a month ago, dash lights started randomly flashing, then the car became harder and harder to start. Once it did start, it bogged down for about a mile before it finally started running correctly. Now it won't start at all. Battery seems to be fine and ...
     
    • Jimm
      9/17/2014 Jimm
      First step, have the charging system - battery, alternator, connections, wiring - tested for free at any local auto parts store in your area.

      Next, post a reply with these specific test results for further assistance.
  • dale
    dale - 1996 Honda Accord - Engine - 9/17/2014
    Why my car want take off sometimes while in drive
    sitting at a stoplight and did not to take off, motor is good, not sure if it is tansmission or sensor
     
    • Jimm
      9/17/2014 Jimm
      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance. There may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.

      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this)
      Dirty air filter (change filter)
      Dirty / clogged fuel filter (change filter)
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires
  • temms
    temms - 2003 Honda Accord - Engine - 9/16/2014
    At 2,000-3,500 rpm losses all power (worse when hot)
    Car: 2003 /Honda Accord Ex/ 2.4 L 4 cylinder/Automatic/ 160k miles/ Problem: At 2,000-3,500 rpm car looses all of it’s power (worse when heated up) Attempted Solutions: • New plugs • Checked fuel pressure gauge: 47 lbs • New catalytic converter ...
     
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  • temms
    temms - 2003 Honda Accord - Engine - 9/16/2014
    At 2,000-3,500 rpm losses all power (worse when hot)
    Car: 2003 /Honda Accord Ex/ 2.4 L 4 cylinder/Automatic/ 160k miles/ Problem: At 2,000-3,500 rpm car looses all of it’s power (worse when heated up) Attempted Solutions: • New plugs • Checked fuel pressure gauge: 47 lbs • New catalytic converter ...
     
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  • Brent
    Brent - 2007 Honda Accord - Engine - 9/16/2014
    After removing the old TB my Rear Cam is not at TDC
    I have a 2007 Honda Accord LX 3.0 Vtec. I am in the process of changing the timing belt. Before I removed the old belt, I rotated the Cranhshaft and set both cams and the crank to TDC. I removed the old belt installed the new one and was about to pull the tensioner ...
     
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  •  wumbei
    wumbei - 2001 Honda Civic - Engine - 9/8/2014
    Engine jerks and goes off at times with high fuel consumption.
    this symptom occurs as soon as the engine is turn on. it occurs when I stop. it occurs at all times. It is about a week now. in the engine. the check light is on. no any other warning
     
    • CVO
      9/8/2014 CVO
      Check the vehicle for fault codes to see if there are any sensors were involved to the malfunction of the engine.

      1.Local auto parts stores such as Autozone ( not in California) or Advance Auto parts or Pep Boys will scan and retrieve any diagnostic trouble codes ( dtc ) stored in the powertrain control module for free of charge..

      2. Amazon.com has the code reader for less than $18.00 dollars + shipping
      Autel MaxiScan MS300 CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool for OBDII Vehicles

      3.Re-post the dtc's in here " answer question " for further assistance.

      Note: we need the dtc's to identify the sensor, there are a dozen different ELECTRONIC sensors to operate the car.

      Visit this site and see all the different sensor definitions.

      Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
      Throttle Position (TP) sensor
      Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor
      Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor
      Idle Air Control (IAC) valve
      Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT)
      Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S)
      Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor
      Knock Sensor (KS)
      Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS)
      Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor

      www.freeautomechanic.com
  • Nita
    Nita - 2002 Honda Accord - Engine - 9/4/2014
    Periodically, the car will not start. It sounds like it wants to start, it is trying to turn over but it won't catch.
    There is also an issue that if the lights are on the car will not start. I don't mean if they are left on but if they are in the on position.
     
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  • biancalana2013
    biancalana2013 - 1997 Honda Accord - Engine - 9/2/2014
    How much does it cost to replace the oil seal on the distributor coil side?
    I have about 130K miles on the engine. We replaced the valve cover seal and this decreased the amount of oil leaking; however there is still some leakage. My uncle believes the oil seal on the distributor needs to be replaced. Is there anyway of knowing this will ...
     
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  • Ronald
    Ronald - 2005 Honda Civic - Engine - 8/30/2014
    How do you fix the ignition switch (video)
    windows wont roll up, wont start., horn keeps going off
     
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  • wunna
    wunna - 2008 Honda Fit - Engine - 8/29/2014
    Why my car is not responding fast and well after stopping
    I change my engine oil,transmission oil and plugs according to my Tech advise.It is not responding fast after stopping at traffic point or after slowing down the speed.Worse when air-con is on.it is like the something is pulled and struggle to start fast.Then after ...
     
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  • wunna
    wunna - 2008 Honda Fit - Engine - 8/29/2014
    Why my car is not responding fast and well after stopping
    I change my engine oil,transmission oil and plugs according to my Tech advise.It is not responding fast after stopping at traffic point or after slowing down the speed.Worse when air-con is on.it is like the something is pulled and struggle to start fast.Then after ...
     
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