'99 Accord, running poorly, bad gas mileage, check engine light on, HELP! ETA: Code P1456
I have a '99 Honda Accord with 213,000 miles. It is starting to run poorly, sort of like sputtering, and my check engine light is on, also I am getting bad gas mileage. Any ideas on what this is and if it is something I could get my husband to fix rather than paying Honda?
Re: '99 Accord, running poorly, bad gas mileage, check engine light on, HELP! (mooneybeams)
i dont think so all emission related parts. the ruining rough is something else .
(1) check fuel pressure
(2) check plugs
does the scan tool show short and long fuel trim ? this is very important if not i would take it to have it properly diagnosed their is a lot that can go wrong and be causing these problems'
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Back from the Honda dealer, $350 poorer, but she's running good. Not sure exactly what they did, gotta ask the husband, but he claims he wasn't able to do any of it himself. I know he did mention something about carbon build up and something wrong with the spark plugs (just bought new this week) but that's all I have gotten out of him so far. When he comes in for the day I'll post the exact stuff that was wrong if you're interested. Thanks for all the help.
Hi - Im desparate. I was reading over the posts back and forth about your car....and I am in the same situation (possibly worse). I have a 99 accord and the same thing started happening to me. My car will not hold anti-freeze, per yesterdays problem. I was driving around running errands, shut my car off and ran into a store for 5 min, when I came out my car would not start. It finally started after about 30 min.
My I got my car in 2002, but to my knowledge the timing belt has never been changed from its original.
I was told that I might have a warped or internally cracked head gasket - and that it might be cheaper to replace the whole engine. Before doin this, could you tell me what was wrong with you carr? The closest Honda dealership is about 20 miles away...so I would like to have an idea before I risk driving it, or towing it.
My husband is not here right now but I will ask him and post. Just as an FYI...We've changed the timing belt twice, at 100,000 and 200,000 miles (we bought the car new in 98). I was always told if you don't do that it could cost you big bucks in the future, hope you are not in that situation!
my check engine light is on but autozone doesnt lend out the OBDII scanners anymore ... so i have no codes to give but it started after i changed my oil and spark plugs and used a octane booster when i filled up on gas ... any ideas?
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