Engine Performance problem
1992 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic
Grettings, I just bought a 92 Honda Accord A/T (161K) for my daughter. It was running fine when drove it home about 75 miles. I now have 2 questions that I need help with:
1. When I stopped in my driveway I forgot I was in an automatic car and while still in D4 and tried to turn off the car. It shut partway but not enough to take the key out. I fiddled with it a while then decided the key was stuck. After 10 minutes I was about to start it back up with the intent to take it to a locksmith, when I realized what I did. I put it in park and it turned off just fine. The next day it started running really rough, kind of chugging along, as if it is choking or had bad gas. I put dry gas in and it didn't get better, so I'm thinking alright it did sit all winter, it probably needs a tune up.
Then I remembered my blunder from the night before. (Sorry but I've always driven a standard and forgot about 'Park'.) I'm wondering if my actions may have caused this problem and if there is something I should check in this regard.
I do intend to do a tune up anyway, but if I caused this by what I did, I would want to take care of it first.
2. It has a rough idle that causes the whole car to shake when in reverse and for a short period when in D4 going between 50 & 55 mph, i.E. Right before it shifts into overdrive. Otherwise it idles fine.
have the same problem?
Sunday, June 1st, 2008 AT 2:02 PM