Check engine light is on.

Tiny
IDIOTBOY1
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  • 1996 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
I have a 1996 Honda Accord. Two years in a row, the "check engine" light has come on. When I took it to a mechanic, both times I was told that it was an emissions problem.

The same light came on again last week. The car is driving very poorly. It starts okay but then has a hard time driving. It moves slowly, no more than 30mph. After about half a block, it just stops. It doesn't stall, it simply stops moving. Then, after 10 seconds, it'll start driving again. A few seconds later, it stops again. It's like it's having a fuel pump problem or something. According to the manual, though, it's an emissions problem.

Any clue what it could be? I don't want to take this old car to a mechanic and pay big bucks to fix it. I'd pay a smaller amount, though.
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 9:00 PM

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Tiny
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If you can tell me what the exact code number's are that are turning on the check engine light that would really help me help you.
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 9:04 PM
Tiny
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There are no "numbers" of any sort on the "check engine" light. It's just a picture of an engine. When there's a problem, the picture lights up orange.
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 9:43 PM
Tiny
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You have to go to a auto parts store and have them hook your car up to a code scanner then let me know the exact code number's they pull up. That light can come on for a lot of different reason's.
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Thursday, February 17th, 2011 AT 12:26 AM

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