Engine Performance problem
2000 Honda Accord 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 185, 00 miles
Absolutely no problems starting anytime in colder weather, but when outside temperature is over 70 the car resists starting after it has been driven (ie stop in a store for 15 minutes).
First start when engine is cold is perfect everytime, even in hot weather. After car has been driven and remains warm it seems that it does not want to start and stalls. If I step on gas after initial start, the engine idles very roughly going high and low without moving gas pedal, and will stall if gas is removed. It is rough to get going but once moving engine operates roughly initially but then becomes smooth after a short distance.
Engine light comes on after rough start but does not come on again after engine cools (overnight) and is restarted.
Honda dealer does not find a code for this event. They have changed timing belt and spark plugs, checked fuel system and whatever else after 3 visits for this problem, but cannot seem to identify the problem to fix it.
Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you very much
Thursday, March 19th, 2009 AT 1:08 PM