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About ependleton111

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    97 Honda Accord SE
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    cold air intake, ngk v-power plugs
  1. Looked at the civic procedure. My Honda has the ability to move the distributor but they (ALLDATA - which means it's possibly wrong) warn you very strongly when replacing the distributor to not adjust it... I'm gong to adjust the valve clearance and see what that gets me...
  2. Wrestled with it a while today. Injectors all read 2.4 ohms, which was odd as I thought they were supposed to be 5 to 7 ohms, but they're all exactly the same, so I guess that's alright... MIL light started blinking. Hooked up the ole scanmaster and found P0301 P0302 P1300 P1399. Misfire cyl 1 & cyl2, and random misfire. Solution? adjust valve clearance. I'll try that in the next few days (raining). The thing that has me a bit concerned is that I adjusted the valves at 100,000 and that's supposed to be the service interval for valve clearance adjustment. Either I messed up a little bit when I adjusted them or I've got something else going on... Makes a feller think about using some blue threadlocker... Valves loosening up would certainly explain the slow power degrade to misfire...
  3. Okay. Thank you. Looks like I've got my work cut out for me. Replaced entire distributor, new plugs new wires, none of that changed the problem. Back at 160,000 when it was just weak performance, I changed the belt, pulleys etc and that didn't improve the weak power problem so I'm getting suspicious of injector(s). It seems to me that it just runs too well when driving down the road to be timing, but I'm an old fart and have no idea how computer controls can compensate for such problems. I'm going to break out the ole multimeter and check the injectors as it's much easier than checking the belt, maybe I'll pull the injectors and have them cleaned and checked... If I don't find anything with injectors I'm going to go drill holes in timing covers so I can see the marks without having to tear it all the way down. (Thank you God for gorilla tape!) Unless that's a bad idea. Any thoughts? Thank you again so much for your help.
  4. Hey, question. This thing idles flawlessly until after it is warmed up. Could it do that and there still be an issue with the timing belt being a tooth (or so) off?
  5. Oh, and yes, I was a good little boy and changed the tensioner and seals and the other belt while I was in there
  6. Haven't checked that. Will do, and will get back to you. Thx!
  7. Hello. Topic says it all. Well, the details are that it started as a slight power loss, developed into run time (70mph) stall, stutter, backfire thru the intake twice, then 'launch', and progressed to rough, cruddy idle - dies at stop lights, signs etc. The last two times it acted a little like it had a miss during it's idle in park die out routine. Throughout the problem, it has always had good acceleration when you get on the peddle, except the times it was choking before launching. I've replaced the entire ignition system, that is, distributor, internal sensor, rotor cap wires plugs coil, cam and crank sensor. Replaced o2 and map sensor, TPS, egr valve and vacuum solenoids, cleaned egr channels. Replaced a bunch of vacuum hose (some is still original). After warm up, idle condition does not improve when spraying the explosive brake parts cleaner over the entire intake manifold and vacuum hoses (and hoping for the big kabluey) . Idle improves some when pull the egr vacuum line from the manifold, also improves when pull the lower one on the back side of the vacuum connection to the intake manifold. Does Not have a knock sensor. Replaced Cat vert and cat back exhaust has been replaced, no joy. Replaced Fuel pump, fuel filter, pressure regulator replaced, blew out the metal lines (almost no particulate etc.) Replaced ECT sensor, all other temp sensors (except the gauge) Replaced master relay unplugged cruise control module. While replacing some of these I experienced some power improvement, but no improvement in buck/backfire/launch nor idle. Has 178,000 miles on it, timing belt and waterpump replaced at 160,000. And just for the fun of it, an elm327 and scan master software shows no codes. Other than about three hundred pounds of plastique, a plunger and a videocam for posting on youtube, any ideas? thanks, Ernie
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