accord acceleration problem

Discussion in 'Accord' started by ap, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. ap

    ap Guest


    I've had this problem on my 2001 4-cyl accord (automatic) for a while.
    It has 55K miles on it.
    When accelerating from a low speed, the acceleration is often not
    smooth, it feels like its being kicked from behind. The problem has
    not gotten worse nor better. I've posted before and gotten a few
    suggestions and want to get advice on the comments received.

    1. Automatic transmission issue - extended warranty.
    I checked online and this appears to be for 6 cyl cars and am not
    sure if my problem is really that.

    2. EGR valve - how to diagnose this?
    I have no check engine light nor code.

    3. Fuel filter - I was told in another forum that this does not
    require replacement.

    4. spark plugs - I was told in another forum that platinum types don't
    require repl till 100K miles.

    5. Air filter - replaced once, but didn't help.

    6. Air Intake manifold - how to check if I need to get this cleaned?

    7. Anything else??

    Thanks for any help!
    ap, Jul 23, 2008
  2. ap

    JXStern Guest

    There's a pause, and then it kicks in at high RPM, and then shifts
    again? Its the tranny. Flush it, and it should get better, for a
    while. It's the dark secret of Honda, a couple of generations of
    4-speed autos do this.

    My 2007 5-speed auto 4-cyl Accord is maybe just showing the first
    signs of this at around 20k miles. My 1999 Acura CL6 did it right off
    the lot, 2004 Accord 4-cyl got that way after the first year or so.

    Before 1999, I was driving sticks, no problems at all!

    JXStern, Jul 26, 2008
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