I own a 96 honda accord ex v6 with 211,000 miles on it. In the past year I have put several thousand dollars into it. It has a new radiator, a new water pump, thermostat, alternator, new hoses, new ac, replaced timing belt, valve cover gaskets, new radiator cap, fixed an oil leak. And more. (I will dig out receipts to see all items if need be). But basically, everything except motor and transmission are brand new in this car. Recently, I have had issues with the car trying to overheat. I studied it to check for any fluid under the car to see where it could possibly be coming from. No leaks. After driving it alot one day I lifted the hood when I parked it and there was so much pressure under the radiator cap that the coolant was coming out. After letting the car sit overnight or even for a couple days you have to be so careful when removing the cap because the amount of pressure still built up underneath is incredible. I have also noticed that the power this car once had just isnt there anymore. It has become more and more hesitant when driving up a hill. The gears take forever to change when starting back up again from a stop, and they have become very jumpy. Water drips from the exhaust pipes, which could be normal, but have never seen this from my car before. If you put ears to exhaust pipes, you can kinda hear that "put putty" kind of sound as if its misfiring I guess. Havent really paid attention to see if theres a foul odor though. When sitting at a stop the rpm's get low and the car acts like it wants to cut off. Now, just last night, after making a turn onto a road I was pushing the gas pedal and it started jerking really bad and acted like it didnt want to go anywhere and the check engine light came on. I will be going to my mechanic first thing monday morning to have the codes read, but in the meantime I have self diagnosed my cars issue as having a bad catalytic converter and 02 sensors. Does this sound like it could be my problem?
Sunday, July 8th, 2012 AT 9:43 PM