Go Back   Honda-Tech > Honda and Acura Model-Specific Technical Forums > Honda Accord (1990 - 2002)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Welcome to Honda-Tech!
Welcome to Honda-Tech.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Honda-Tech community today!


Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-04-2005, 05:37 PM   #1
rickturl
Garage is empty, add now
 
rickturl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Fort Collins, CO, 80525
Posts: 3
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Accord Hesitates while accelerating - Help!

I have a 1993 Honda Accord EX wagon 5-speed with 150K miles. The car has historically run great! Suddenly, while driving at 75mph, the engine quit. After being towed to the dealer, they replaced the "igniter." After this, I noticed substantial (800-1000 rpm) fluxuations on the tach. At first, these did not seem to affect engine performance. Now I find that the car hesitates while accellerating and buck more violently under load (accelerating at high speed going up hill.) Bucking seems to start when the engine is above 3500 rpm and accelerating. While using cruse control at 3500 rpm/75mph there is some tach fluxuation and some hesitation/bucking. At speeds below 60mph, there is no bucking, unless the car is accellerating. That's why I think the issue is engine speed, not car speed.

In addition to the igniter, the dealer has replaced the coil (and, I think, the coil wire.) On the most recent visit to the shop, the dealer suggested replacing the plug wires and the gaskets where the plugs seat (they noticed some oil leaking out beneath the plugs. Before I sink yet another $300 into this car, I want to ask for some help!

Does anyone have an idea as to what is causing this problem? Any suggestions about what to try next? Is there a way to confirm the problem without spending big bucks, so I can decide how much its worth investing in this car?

Thank you for any help you can provide.
Rick
rickturl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2005, 07:48 PM   #2
TxTuner
Guest
Garage is empty, add now
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Accord Hesitates while accelerating - Help! (rickturl)

Whatever it is it sounds like an ignition problem. Start with the little **** (Plugs, wires, etc.) and check everything in the ignition system.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2005, 03:26 PM   #3
4DRPIMPIN
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
4DRPIMPIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 1,333
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: Accord Hesitates while accelerating - Help! (TxTuner)

Are you throwing a check engine light? If you are find out what code it is, and diagnose it from there. If not check the condition of the Spark plug wires. I had a car do that, replaced a bunch of stuff to find out there was a nick in one of the spark plug wires which was causing it to act crazy.
4DRPIMPIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2005, 07:50 AM   #4
rickturl
Garage is empty, add now
 
rickturl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Fort Collins, CO, 80525
Posts: 3
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: Accord Hesitates while accelerating - Help! (4DRPIMPIN)

No, there is no check engine light coming on. Thanks for the hints - sounds like it's worth the $ to start with the plug wires.
rickturl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2005, 05:34 PM   #5
rickturl
Garage is empty, add now
 
rickturl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Fort Collins, CO, 80525
Posts: 3
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: Accord Hesitates while accelerating - Help! (rickturl)

OK, now I have replaced: Igniter, Coil, Plugs, Plug Wires, Fuel Filter, and have put injector cleaner into the fuel. I still have the same hesitation while accelerating above 3500 rpm. Any more suggestions?!
rickturl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2005, 05:55 PM   #6
TxTuner
Guest
Garage is empty, add now
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Accord Hesitates while accelerating - Help! (rickturl)

I would look at the fuel delivery system next. Possibly your pump or relay Click the image to open in full size.
  Reply With Quote
 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply

Tags
2003, 2005, 3500, accelerating, accord, acura, bucking, bucks, car, driving, hesitates, hesitating, hesitation, honda, mdx, rpm

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:46 AM.



2008 Copyright, InternetBrands Inc.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Honda-Tech.com content, comments, or advertising. Honda-Tech.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Honda-Tech.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.
Emails & Contact Details