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#2013 of 2262 Re: My Honda 1999 Accord stalls @ start up sometimes [riffraff]
Apr 07, 2010 (4:11 pm)
I have a 1998 honda accord V6 coupe withthe exact same problems as you. I have changed the catalitic converter cause it was broken, the distributer (used one), ignition coil, fuel pump, did a tune up, cahnged pcv valce, egr valve, cleaned egr ports but check engine light is still on.
Car stalls while driving, sometimes starts back up right away, sometimes takes 5 trys but ti always starts up. It cal stall city driving, hwy driving or stopped ata red light. I took the car to 5 mechanics and no one has fixed the problem yet.
Please if anyone has come to a solution to this problem, please share.
Thanks alot guys!!!!
#2014 of 2262 Re: My Honda 1999 Accord stalls @ start up sometimes [italianbuty]
Apr 07, 2010 (4:30 pm)
I have a 1998 Accord. Last year I had similar starting problem. After I changed the ignition switch, the stalling problem went away.
#2015 of 2262 Re: My Honda 1999 Accord stalls @ start up sometimes [sl156]
Apr 08, 2010 (5:49 pm)
+1^ Had a similar problem several years ago on my 98 Accord. Dealer changed the ignition switch and it was fine after that. It's a known and common problem with that generation of Honda Accord.
#2016 of 2262 oil consumption
Apr 09, 2010 (8:52 am)
my 98 i4 accord loses about 1 quart every 1500 miles, there is no leak and the bottom is dry and I never see any smoke out of tail pipe. I use only mobil synthetic 5w30. Other than this, the car is running fine. Shall i just ignore it and keep adding oil? I suppose the lost oil got burned rather cleanly?
#2017 of 2262 Re: oil consumption [sistar]
Apr 09, 2010 (9:47 am)
Burning a quart every 1500 miles is not a good thing for catalytic converter. What is your mileage? It might be cheaper to watch the oil level and add oil and see how far that will take you than trying to fix the worn piston rings or valve seals.
Some 2000-2003 Jettas use a quart every 750 miles and VW says that is Normal!!!
You also don't need synthetic in that car. It costs more, it makes you feel better but is not necessary. Its superior flow ability could make your oil burning issue worse.
Make sure the oil weight is correct. For our 2001, it says to use 5W20. With oil burning, you might be better off to stay with 5W30 though.
#2018 of 2262 Re: oil consumption [jodar96]
Apr 09, 2010 (10:27 am)
I have an '01 Accord with a similar issue. It has been doing it for the last 30,000
miles but is not affecting the car as near as I can tell. My mechanic says some
cars just burn more oil than others and if it was serious I would have other problems
after 30K miles. I used 5w-20 and 5w-30 both regular and sythetic oils without
seeing any difference. I guess I'll just 'keep on truckin' and hope for the best.
#2019 of 2262 Re: oil consumption [bajajoes]
Apr 09, 2010 (11:25 am)
I have an 02 Accord (manual transmission) and it has the same problem. It has 152 k on it and started doing it around 90-100k. I put a quart in every 1500 miles or so. No visible oil in the engine compartment or coming out the pipe. Seems to run fine otherwise. My mechanic says the same thing about some cars burning more oil then others. I can start to hear it rap when it gets low so I add some. I uses the synthetic for a while but it is more expensive and doesn't seem to help.
#2020 of 2262 Re: oil consumption [jodar96]
Apr 09, 2010 (1:49 pm)
yep, you reminded me it's on 2nd cat converter. 1st one was bad at about 80k, now the car has 140k. The oil loss started long ago, can't remember when though.
like some others, mine is also a stick shift, Maybe i drove it a little too hard?
general question - is honda still making quality product as it used to? I had quite a few, 86 accord, 94 accord, 99 CRV, never really had to add any oil between oil changes. I am asking because I might be buying a new car soon with automatic transmission, and it seems nearly all models, accord, civic, CRV, odyssey, pilot/mdx, all have horror stories of major headaches - be it transmission, a/c, engine block, or brake.
Apr 09, 2010 (7:57 pm)
Most honda uses 5w20 and if you started to switch over might not be a good idea.
I bought my 2001 used and using just 5w20 regular. Honda doesn't recommend me changing over
#2022 of 2262 Honda Accord 98 stalls
Apr 12, 2010 (6:43 am)
I have a 98 Honda accord I got a couple of months ago. It used to stall while I was driving and initially I could just start it back up but it got worse and got to a point where I had to wait 10 mins before I could start again. I did some research and found out that this was a fairly common problem with the ignition switch and so I had it replaced.
The problem went away for a few weeks but I noticed recently that now when Im driving, the same thing happens(engine stalls and dashboard lights go off) but the car just switches back on without me doing anything. This is not a big problem now, but if it gets worse, it could be dangerous. Any ideas?