Engine Performance problem
1988 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 193534 miles
Hello, I have owned this car since March of this year. I believe it has been well-maintained for a car of its age. So far I have only changed the oil, changed the fuel filters, and fixed the air conditioner.
I have a growing concern about the car mainly because it sometimes has trouble accelerating or maintaining speed when driving uphill. Usually I downshift when this happens, which sometimes helps but it still doesn't gain speed easily. I am planning to drive out west in a few weeks, so I am especially concerned about driving in the mountains.
Other things I have noticed: sometimes when I get out of the car after driving I smell a burning rubber smell. Last night after driving for about an hour, the engine was making a bubbling, gurgling noise which I noticed after the car was turned off.
Does this tell you what the problem is likely to be?
Sunday, July 4th, 2010 AT 12:11 PM