1996 Honda Accord

Tiny
ZAZA
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  • 1996 HONDA ACCORD
Engine Performance problem
1996 Honda Accord 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

When car on idle car shakes and then shuts off
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Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 AT 8:07 PM

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Tiny
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Hi zaza,

Thank you for the donation.

Is the Check Engine Lamp indicating?
Has any repairs been carried out?
Does keeping the accelerator depressed slightly keep the engine running?
Do you have any overheating or coolant losses issues?
What is the idling speed when is does not cut off?
Does using the A/C makes any difference?
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Monday, October 4th, 2010 AT 2:16 PM
Tiny
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The idling speed when it shuts off is lower than 900. The engine light is on. When the RPM is increased the engine races high and low on the park position. The car does not shut off when you depress the accelarator. The car have no coolant/AC issues
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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 AT 8:22 PM
Tiny
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When CEL is indicating, it means an error in the engine management system has occurred and trouble codes are recorded in the engine computer.

Get a free scan done at Autozone and let me know the EXACT trouble code so we can proceed with diagnostics.
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Thursday, October 7th, 2010 AT 7:44 AM
Tiny
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I did go to Autozone and the codes are 301/302/303 indicating misfire cylinder no 1 and no 2 and vacuum leak. The cylinder head was rebuilt professionaly a few month ago.
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Thursday, October 7th, 2010 AT 5:28 PM
Tiny
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Those are misfiring codes for cylinders 1, 2 and 3 and does not indicate vacuum leaks.

If problem occurred after the head replacement, then you need to check the timing belt installation. Hope it is not out of time. A timing light should be able to check this out.

If problem occurred recently, check the spark plugs, plug wires and distributor. Get the valve clearances checked/adjusted.
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Friday, October 8th, 2010 AT 7:57 AM

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