Originally Posted by kubafle
I have a Honda Accord 2000 1.8 that runs fine. However every once in a while the engine management light comes on (not flashing).
Once this is on the car can not top 3k revs and it starts jerking. Even on neutral when you put your foot down the engine jerks.
Engine also stalls during the drive, which is dangerous as steering gets jam. Starting car again works but I have noticed in those cases the fuel guage goes to E and light comes on (even though before stalling it was showing correctly half a tank). The idle revs are also too low. Are these two problems sign of something else wrong? Something with fuel injection?
One suspect was CAT which a garage tested for me and it is fine. Another garage tested for the code and it came out P1607.
I was told that the Engine Control Module is at fault and it needed to be sent away for either repair or replacement.
Cost around 300~400 pounds in both cases.
Just wanted to know if this is what might be it or I could be out of pocket for this money with fault still there.
Any questions please ask me.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Very well could be the ECU, I'd make sure to get a pressure reading from your fuel pump as well. The F23a1 motor turns vtec on at 2500rpm, maybe it's trying to advance timing too much or little and chugging along, idk. BTW you don't have a 1.8, you either have a 2.3li or 3.0v6, unless you did some kind of 1.8li engine swap.