92 Accord acceleration problem

Discussion in 'Accord' started by mrluckiest, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. mrluckiest

    mrluckiest Guest

    90% of the time acceleration is very sluggish regardless of pedal pressure
    and runs rough at constant freeway speeds. 10% not predictable. Was dying
    and not starting, but those probs were corrected by replacing the
    distrubutor and fuel pump relay. Also did full service tune-up. Did not
    have acceleration prob before tune up & distributor/relay were replaced.
    Suggestions on possible problem? clogged fuel filter? Sure would
    appreciate help!!! Thanks, (at this moment: Mr.Unluckiest)
    mrluckiest, Jul 1, 2004
  2. mrluckiest

    motsco_ _ Guest


    It sounds like the symptoms of a timing belt out of time by a tooth or
    two. The timing belt is at the opposite end of the (cam) shaft that the
    distributor is driven by. Doubtful the tech would have had the timing
    belt cover off. You didn't mention your mileage or whether you've had
    the TB replacd recently. (doubtful you needed the distributor)

    Full-speed problems will happen for a plugged fuel filter, but it should
    be predictable. Into a headwind should make it worse, or climbing a hill
    at speed.

    I'd run a tankfull of gasohol through it to see if you've got plugged /
    leaking injectors, just because it's a wonderfully cheap experiment.
    Check all your fluid levels, and air filter, per the owner's manual.

    motsco_ _, Jul 1, 2004
  3. mrluckiest

    Caroline Guest

    I'm no expert, but in addition to what Curly said, for my 1991 Civic at the
    first sign of running rough, I'm replacing the oxygen sensor. (Probably gonna do
    it anyway as a pre-emptive measure. I'm told O2 sensors gradually deteriorate in
    performance, as opposed to just all of a sudden giving up the ghost.)

    Best prices I've found for what appear to be OEM oxygen sensors (for my car
    Caroline, Jul 1, 2004
  4. mrluckiest

    mrluckiest Guest

    Thank you both for your responses. I had the shop replace the oxogen sensor
    during the tune-up, but did have a problem with too low of an idle after
    the tune-up. He adjusted it, but it still seems a bit low. The shop is
    going to adjust the timing today. I'll see if that solves the problem.
    Thanks again!!!
    mrluckiest, Jul 1, 2004
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