The car ran perfect prior to replacing the timing belt, but the maintenance was way overdue, so I replaced the timing/balance shaft belts and the water pump on my 2001 accord sohc 2.3 vtec. Now sometimes when I start the car and drive the car will be sluggish and will hesitate badly then surge at about 1200 rpm, and sometimes I'll start it and it'll drive great. It idles perfectly, and I have checked and rechecked the valve timing, and the balance shaft timing. It is dead on according to the manufacturers specs. Could the problem be timing related? Has anyone had a similar issue following a timing belt replacement?
Saturday, April 14th, 2012 AT 10:11 PM