Engine missing after 2,500 RPM

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MUHAHA
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So a few days ago my car whenever the RPM's go above 2,500 it starts jerking like there is a governor on the car. If I am driving and the RPM's are below 2,500, I do not notice any problem shift gears or anything. I also put the car in park and revved the engine and soon as it goes above 2,500, the RPM's start going up and down. When shifting gears, the transmission is not slipping.

Thanks for your help in advance!
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Friday, August 13th, 2010 AT 4:03 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi muhaha,

This sounds like a typical ignition system breakdown due to worn out spark plugs. Here are two guides to help us get the problem fixed:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-misfires-or-runs-rough

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-tune-up-a-car-engine

Please run down these guides and report back.

Cheers
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Sunday, August 15th, 2010 AT 12:01 PM
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DENTALFITCHIC
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Yes, I had this problem after the tune up it run perfect! I love this site.
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 AT 1:15 PM
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DLDAMORE17
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Engine light is on. My engine will miss/hesitate when trying to accelerate at any speed above 40 mph. When going at speeds below that the car accelerates fine.
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
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MMPRINCE4000
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Have codes read at most autoparts stores for free, post codes in this thread.
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
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M_H_RITZEL
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I agree with mmprince 4000, The thing to remember is if they clear the code it will reappear after forty miles of driving. That is when the computer resets and the engine light will come back on if the problem is not corrected.
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
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CRAZY193
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After sitting two weeks without running, the engine needs jump starting.
After starting, the engine lopes badly between 1,000-2,200 rpm's.
The first time this happened, I drove the car about ten miles and the problem went away. This time it constantly lopes even after forty miles. Any suggestions?
Thank you
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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Hi CRAZY193,

When the idling speed is too high, surging would occur and the main cause is Idle Air Control valve.

Get the IAC cleaned and check the coolant level in cooling system as well.
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
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SALMAN12
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When I start my car after five to six hours. It has a noise and it gets worse when I try to move wheel steering. Noise is gone when car get heats up. Please advice me what should I can do!
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
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Hi salman12,

If the noise is a screeching type noise, you would need to check the accessory drive belts. It could be worn or needs some adjustment.
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
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JOSEBEMBA
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Is it possible that the my battery is so dead that it will not turn on?
My engine even with a jumping cables.
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
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ASEMASTER6371
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If the battery is internally shorted, yes.
Roy
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
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JOSEBEMBA
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Thanks so much, sounds like is the battery! I really appreciate, as soon I get pay tomorrow I will make a donations to you guys. That answer was very fast! Now I will count on you guys for a future questions! Thanks one more time.
Jose Rivera
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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It is better to test the battery first.
If the jumper cable you have is not up to capacity, you will not be able to jump start.
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
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CW4
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When I reach around 40 miles an hour, my engine starts of run rough (misses or jerks). If I slow down or accelerate to 50 miles an hour, it goes away.
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Engine running rough or misfiring can be cause by the following:

1. Defective spark plug
2. Inadequate spark/coil, defective spark plug wire.
3. Lack of compression
4. False air leakage.
5. Faulty fuel injectors.
6. Insufficient fuel pressure.
7. Contaminated fuel.
8. EGR valve that is leaking.
9. Oxygen sensors.
10. Throttle position sensor.
11. Idle air control valve.
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
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MOONPEACE
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For over two years now, my 2003 Honda Accord 2.4 has had the following problem. As soon as the tachometer shows 1400 to 1500 rpms the engine gets rough, vibrating, missing, etc. Below those rpms and over those rpms it is fine. It is more annoying than a problem, but I also suspect it is getting poor gasoline mileage. Someone suggested new spark plugs and wires. This car has no spark plug wires. The car has 90,000 miles and isn't supposed to need spark plugs until it reaches 110,000, and I recently bought a set to install, but haven't done it yet. What should I do if new plugs doesn't solve the problem? These plugs are irridium NGK and might as well be gold-tipped with the price they want for them. Please help me out here. Thanks
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
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Oxygen sensor
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, September 22nd, 2018 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
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My car is jerking upon acceleration, it does it as the car increases speed and does it periodically as the speed levels off. The check engine light is on and the oxygen sensor and egr valve has been replaced. Yet the light is still on reading a "egr flow insufficient" code? What could be the problem?
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 AT 1:16 PM (Merged)
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HATTRICK77
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My check engine light comes occasionally. When on the high way trying to accelarte from 60 to 70 it was automatic shift but sputters.
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 AT 1:17 PM (Merged)
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Hi hattrick77,

Get a scan done to retrieve the Diagnostic Trouble Code for the CEL showing occasionally and let me know the exact code so we can continue further.
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