1997 Honda Accord

Tiny
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  • 1997 HONDA ACCORD
1997 Honda Accord 4 cyl 153000 miles

already know my car needs a new muffler very bad crack and loose side. Now it slowly accelerates when I gas it. I will press gas pedal half down and then slowly starts to move and muffler gets real loud. Will be going 40 mph with rpm at 3 and as I accelerate to get up to 65 for the freeway speed the rpm goes pass 4. Been goin on 3days. Today my engine light came on and as I pulled in the drive way it wouldnt go in there direction. Starts fine and stays running though. Had this car almost 2yrs since 130k mi dont know if previous owners ever did 90mi tune up. I was planning to have that done at 180k mi to be sure its been done while I own it. Please help me figure out whats needed to be done. Thank you!
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Saturday, December 5th, 2009 AT 6:18 PM

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Tiny
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Oxygen sensor
Catalytic converter
Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this).
Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

Dirty or worn spark plugs
Bad plug wires
Weak ignition coil
Wet plug wires
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Saturday, December 5th, 2009 AT 6:42 PM
Tiny
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How do I clean fuel injectors? Should I tow it? If I get it to move should I chance driving it home, im at work now 27 mins away from home.

Updated 12/7/09
Where do I add transmission fluid? Any idea of what kind type to buy? I don't have a manual. 97 honda accord 4cyl.
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Saturday, December 5th, 2009 AT 6:59 PM
Tiny
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Run an injector cleaner thru the system and see what happens-chance it your decision
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Saturday, December 5th, 2009 AT 7:15 PM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_tranny_dipstick_and_fluid_1.jpg



Dipstick its gonna be at the front bottom part of the engine its a yellow handle
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Monday, December 7th, 2009 AT 1:52 PM

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