2003 Accord miss or flutter?

Discussion in 'Accord' started by hondamark1212, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. I have a 2003 Honda Accord EX 4cylinder with 103,000. The problem is
    at between 35 and 45 mph under very light exceleration the car feels
    like its going over small speed bumps. I cant determine whether its
    engine miss or transmission. The trans. shifts fine and the spark
    plugs and air cleaner were just changed. Doesn’t do it all the time
    just once in a while.
    Any input would be greatly appreciated :)
    hondamark1212, Jun 14, 2008
  2. hondamark1212

    jim beam Guest

    what code are you getting from the computer?
    jim beam, Jun 14, 2008
  3. hondamark1212

    motsco_ Guest


    Drain-n-fill the tranny with Honda z1. If it gets better, do it again
    two more times. You're overdue anyhow.

    Use injector cleaner seasonally too.

    motsco_, Jun 14, 2008
  4. Hey Curly,

    Thanks for the info. Its funny, I was thinking about changing the
    trans fluid but the maintenance schedual in the owners manual says
    I thought that was a little high. Can I use Castrol import ATF which
    is compatible or should I go to dealer as you suggested?

    Is there a good product for me to use for the injectors or should I
    take it to shop?

    Thanks again,
    hondamark1212, Jul 7, 2008
  5. Thanks for your reply. There is no codes set.

    hondamark1212, Jul 7, 2008
  6. hondamark1212

    motsco_ Guest


    If I had a new Honda I'd change the Z1 at 30,000, then at maybe 100,000.
    Techron is what you want. Google it and you'll see it seems to be the de
    facto standard in North America.

    The drain-n-fill of the tranny is a DIY job. I use a large painter's
    tray. You'll be impressed at how much metal particles are on the drain
    bolt magnet.

    motsco_, Jul 7, 2008
  7. hondamark1212

    jim beam Guest

    then check the ignition switch. remove the heavy junk from your key
    ring and after starting, make sure the switch rotates back to the full,
    "on" position, don't just release.
    jim beam, Jul 8, 2008
  8. I went to the Honda Dealer and bought 9 quarts of Z1 as you suggested
    and changed fluid 3 times. No more flutter and the car is shifting
    perfectly :D Thanks so much!

    hondamark1212, Jul 20, 2008
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