Engine Performance problem
2001 Honda Accord 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 93000 miles
Hi, I found your site by searching for a symptom I have with my 2001 accord (EX). It has what seems like a random miss/hesitation. If I am cruising or holding a steady speed usually between 2000 and 3000 rpm, and step into the throttle a bit, it will very often start to accelerate, then pause for up to a second, then finally pick up again. Other times during steady acceleration I can feel a slight missing as it revs up. Sometimes even with full throttle it does not respond for a few seconds.
This seems to be worst when the car has warmed up, when I start off in the morning it is very responsive, if I mash the gas in 1st gear it will spin the tires, but when warm it does not respond that sharply, it's more of a gradual ramp up in power.
I have replaced plugs, wires, dist. Cap and rotor, and the o2 sensor. After doing that it was much better for a few days but now it is more or less back to the way it was.
You responded to another fellow with very similar symptoms in a 98 Accord by saying it sounded like the distributor and that that was a common thing (you used the term achilles heel) -- can you explain in more detail what you meant? Does that sound like it could be the problem in my case?
Thanks for any insight.
have the same problem?
Thursday, April 30th, 2009 AT 6:02 AM