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#1706 of 2262 1999 Accord stalls on acceleration
May 07, 2009 (4:10 pm)
I have a 1999 4cyl 4dr Honda accord with 100K+ miles on it. Today it was hard to start (started on the third try) and then idled without a problem. after it warmed up put it in reverse and it traveled back without touching the gas without a problem until I pressed the gas pedal - then it shuddered and stalled.
the car still idles fine, and i can press the gas pedal gently to get it up above 3000rpm without a problem. but if i press the gas "normally" it will sputter out and stall in any gear (park, reverse, neutral, drive).
I've had minor stalling problems in the past the came and went (maybe once a year or once in 2 years) but they would never repeat. this problem now won't go away.
weather was rainy and in the 60's today if that matters, anyone have ideas where I should start troubleshooting?
thanks for your help
#1707 of 2262 honda accord 98 lx 4 cyl vtec
May 07, 2009 (7:51 pm)
my problem is about the jerking and hesitation of the engine, even though you floor the accelerator the engine hesitates and the idle is too low up to the point of stalling, the engine check is light on, what is the problem. pls. help
#1708 of 2262 Re: honda accord 98 lx 4 cyl vtec [beetoy61]
May 08, 2009 (10:07 am)
the engine check is light on, what is the problem
I suggest going to Autozone or some other parts store, and see if they can read the codes for you. That might at least narrow the possibilities.
May 08, 2009 (10:26 am)
Ok, I don't know what the hell is wrong with my car...I've changed plugs, battery, cables, alternator, emission parts, etc but the other day I was sitting in traffic on the way to work when my car just shut off...couldn't start it for 10 minutes...the car just didn't have enough juice to kick over. It's happened a few times in the past 6 months, I know it's telling me something but my mechanic can't tell since it happens so infrequently. Sound like a starter/solenoid issue? It's a 1999 accord V6 with 165,000. I've done lots of work to it, so it runs very, very well. When my car shuts off, the there are no signs...just happens. I can only think of the starter/solenoid being the problem...anything else to look for? Thanks much. Trying to avoid buying another car.
#1710 of 2262 Re: honda accord 98 lx 4 cyl vtec [elroy5]
May 08, 2009 (6:22 pm)
thanks for the reply, the error codes are 45 and 72, do you have any idea to solve this problem.
#1711 of 2262 2002 Accord Timing Belt
May 10, 2009 (6:26 am)
I recently took my 2002 Accord in to the dealer for some warranty work. They came back and told that they did a free maintenance checkup for me and found that my timing belt was worn and showed cracks. The recommended that I replace it for $800. I thought it was odd, being that the car only has 56,000 miles on it and Honda recommends that it be changed at 105000. So I called my local mechanic to ask him about it. He said that he doubs that the dealer checked it, because it requires a lot of labor to get to the belt. I asked if i could bring it to him to check, and he said if he goes to that much trouble, he would replace it anyway. How easy would it be for the dealer to "check" my timing belt?
#1713 of 2262 Re: 2002 Accord Timing Belt [mwoods1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 10, 2009 (9:22 am)
It doesn't require a lot of labor but you do have to take off the valve cover on the 4 cylinder and the throttle body cover and intake cover on the V-6. It's not a big deal to check it. You'd better have it checked because if it is cracked you have to have it replaced ASAP. I agree, that would be quite unusual.
If your mechanic checks it and finds it okay, I would never go back to the dealer again for out of pocket repairs. In fact, I might report them to your local DAs office. This could be regarded as out and out fraud, if in fact the belt is fine.
I have to say though I am equally troubled by your mechanic's response.
#1714 of 2262 Re: 2002 Accord Timing Belt [mwoods1]
May 11, 2009 (9:48 am)
While your mileage is low for a 2002 vehicle, timing belt replacement is NOT solely based on miles. Honda recommends to replace the TB at 105000 miles or 7 years whichever comes first. Whether your dealer had actually taken off the valve cover to inspect the belt or not is another discussion.
#1715 of 2262 99 4CYL HONDA ACCORD
May 12, 2009 (9:07 am)
I HAVE A 99 HONDA ACCORD 4CYL LX MI 274 AND IVE HAD MAINTENANCE DONE ON HER BE IT THE BELT ,REPLACED COILS,NEW SPARK PLUGS FLUSHES...THE PROBLEM IS ABOUT OVER A YEAR AGO EVERY SO OFTEN LIKE ONCE EVERY SIX MONTHS SHE WOULD JUST SHUT OFF AT A REDLIGHT OR NOT TURN OVER IN THE PARKINGLOT...THEN IN THE BEGINING OF THIS YEAR IT HPPND MORE FREQUENTLY AS WELL AS SHE WOULD LIKE STUTTER WHEN SHE CUTS ON THEN SHUT RIGHT BACK OFF AND THIS WOULD GO ON ALMOST EVERYDAY FOR ABOUT 5MIN BEFORE SHED STAY ON,ALSO NOW WHILE DRIVING SHELL JUST SHUT DOWN...CAN SOMEONE PLZ HELP....CAN THIS BE FIXED OR SHOULD I PREPARE FOR HER FUNNERAL