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#1445 of 1859 1997 Honda Accord stalls when driving!!! Help
Aug 26, 2009 (9:59 am)
My 1997 Accord stalls when driving down the road. When I attempt to start with the key, no lights light up on dash. I do have automatic start on my car alarm, so I can start the car in neutral, slide it into drive, and drive it until I hit the brake. That's what the automatic start is supposed to do. Then it will die, because the lights on the dash don't come on even when the key is turned on. I have replaced the electrical portion of the ignition switch, but it didn't solve the problem. Anyone know where to look next? Thanks, Bradman3
#1446 of 1859 1997 honda accord is possessed!
Sep 01, 2009 (7:52 pm)
I have the coupe se 2.2L 4at no codes on the mil but sometimes it sputters and stalls and the tack jumps around (but the rpms arent really). I have fuel pressure and the coil is good, cap and wires also. Im in school for smog so i've had it on the dyno and the scope. the spark lines are good, but when I drive it sometimes it feels like its not getting fuel. Ive done the self diagnostic on it and thats when it will throw a code 11 at me. The manual says replace the ecm my teacher thinks it might be the distributer. Has anyone else had any ecm problems. ITs driving me nuts. Thanks
#1447 of 1859 Wierd sound coming from under my engine
Sep 02, 2009 (6:46 am)
I have a 1997 accord se with 115000 miles on it ..When i push the gas lightly at a low idle, I can hear a small rattle...I can only hear this when I press the gas lightly..When I am pressing the gas harder somtimes i will hear it real quick then it stops.. The car runs and drives great..I just know that the sound that im hearing is not normal.. Can anyone give me an idea of what this can be? could it be the timing chain? or the fuel pump? or transmission? any ideas would be greatly appreciated...
#1448 of 1859 Re: Wierd sound coming from under my engine [elleon804]
Sep 02, 2009 (7:27 am)
It could be anything from loose change to a plastic fitting coming loose or a motor mount wearing out. Probably nothing to worry about since the check engine light is not on. The fuel pump is in the tank, you have a timing belt not chain, and the tranny might go "clunk" but no rattles. After 12 years on the road things get loose. Are you in park when you hear this or drive?
#1449 of 1859 Re: Wierd sound coming from under my engine [montijo]
Sep 02, 2009 (7:59 am)
I noticed it in park off and on..mostly off...But if im in park and give it gas lightly i can hear it constantly, but when i give it more gas it stops... when im in drive I can hear when press the gas lightly at the beggining ...then off and on thoughout my day to day driving...I noticed it when i drove 200 miles to San Antonio...But no check engine light..and the car runs like a champ.. I just dont want take a chance if it was somthing like the timing belt..Thanx for your imput
#1450 of 1859 Re: Wierd sound coming from under my engine [elleon804]
Sep 02, 2009 (8:14 am)
You are welcome. When you start moving the motor is using a lot of torque to transition from a stop hence more vibration hence the rattle. keep listening and see if you can track it down. You will feel much better if you can see that its nothing or something dumb. Its always a little scary when we think something might go wrong with our cars, we depend on them so much.Try opening your hood and have someone do the gas in park and in drive, and just look and listen you might see whats moving around but don't drive yourself crazy! Have a good day
#1451 of 1859 Re: Wierd sound coming from under my engine [elleon804]
Sep 02, 2009 (1:29 pm)
You may just have a loose heat shield on the exhaust. They will usually vibrate more at a certain rpm. One of the bolts could be loose, or the corner of the heat shield could be completely rusted off.
#1452 of 1859 Re: Wierd sound coming from under my engine [elroy5]
Sep 02, 2009 (5:47 pm)
elroy5 right again
Sep 07, 2009 (7:55 pm)
Well, 200,045 now. I joined the 200,000 mile club yesterday. My '96 LX I4 Auto keeps on chugging.
I have a CEL that's on, but AutoZone checked it out; its a bad O2 sensor. Not worth fooling with when I'm still getting 25-27 mpg in mixed use driving as a courier. Otherwise, the transmission shifts as good as ever, the A/C blows cold, and the car cranks every time without hesitation. I use this car for work (1,500 mi a month)and keep my 06 for everything else (it has 51k miles). Gotta love 'em!
#1454 of 1859 Re: 200,000 [thegraduate]
Sep 08, 2009 (6:59 am)
A bad O2 sensor will burn out your cat get a new one soon