2003 Honda Accord Car shakes at idle and then shut off

Tiny
MYCAR03
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  • 2003 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 51,653 MILES
Current my car is at a Honda dealership and the service department is stating that my car gas contaminated and it my be diesel. I am 100% sure I did not pump diesel into my car. I was am to drive for three day with any issues before it started giving this problem. The tech placed the car on the car and was not able to find a issue with the system but then claimed the gass was contaminated. Do you think this can be the case?
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Friday, November 21st, 2008 AT 11:00 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi mycar03,

The possibility of gas contamination causing the engine to stall after 3 days is very remote, unless the contamination is very minor and it takes a few days for it to accumulate to cause any problems.
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Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 AT 8:59 AM
Tiny
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That was my thinking the case was very remote. I was 100% sure that I did not pump any diesel into my car which they are claiming. I had asked him three times if they had check the IAC and air intake. And they told me that the computer did not come up with anything. I also told him that if the system is weak the computer my not pick it up. This was based on this web site. Which is very helpful. After few hours and not making him change I had him go ahead and remove the fuel. After, that was complete they came back and told me that there is another issue. Which I think was the real issue in the first place. They came and told me that the check engine light was coming on. Which of course I have never seen. They told me that the following code PO301 and PO303 which is multiple misfire codes where malfunction and had to be replace. Can you please let me know if this second find was the really cause or the second item.

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Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 9:14 AM
Tiny
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Hi mycar03,

Multiple misfire should be the initial fault causing the vibration and stalling. It could be the fuel, spark plugs or PCM.
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Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 12:57 PM

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