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platinum405
08-29-2007, 10:19 PM
:-? The car is a 1992 Honda accord I am not sure if the problems lies within the shift solenoid or if its with the TCM before the problem started the green “S” Sports light would come on even though the button wasn’t activated on the shifter after a while I noticed the car started jumping while driving as if it was switching gears. I again noticed that when I cold start the car or after waiting for a traffic light the car would drag when I remove my feet from the brake pedal the car wouldn’t move I have to floor the vehicle for it to move and then it moves slowly. The green s light would come on and off while the vehicle is jumping and I notice it drags only when the green s light is on. The light doesn’t blink or flash it’s either on or off When the green s light is off the car works perfectly. Reverse is the only gear the car works well in.

sorry 4 tha long post

ADAWGZ
10-22-2007, 10:53 PM
95 % it is the tcm. I had almost same problem with my 92 accord bought a used tcm switched it and problem went away. However, the solenoids are very cheap and easy to replace so you might as well replace them or clean them and see if the problem goes away. But I am almost certain it is the TCM


Adam

marriott
11-04-2007, 04:39 PM
97 Honda Accord EX 4 cyclinder VTECH engine.

Have 2 major issues on Car.

Hard start, with misfire 0303 and P1399 driving rough. changed spark plugs didnt go away. replaced coil. Didn't go away. Was told I need a new distributor by shop but I have been researching on internet, some have said it is a catalytic converter 02 sensor. Any suggestions? Please advise

Radiator issues. Ever since I replaced it last year significant coolant loss. In may this year took to shop said pressure had built and pierced a whole into the reservoir cap. Thermostat, reservoir cap changed. No improvement. Went back, said radiator cracked. Replaced radiator and thermostat no improvement.

Went to shop did test said it's a blown gasket. Want a second opinion? An thoughts? Please advise

deevergote
11-05-2007, 01:05 PM
The initial topic of this thread has nothing to do with your car... why not just make a new thread?


If you're blowing white smoke, your head gasket is blown. If not, it's something else. The only way you're going to lose coolant is if you're leaking it or burning it. If you overheated the engine, head gasket damage is likely.

I don't believe a catalytic converter or o2 sensor would cause a misfire... I'm not overly familiar with OBD2 cars, so it's possible the ignition timing is retarded due to an error. Is your Check Engine Light (CEL) on?


Are your sparkplugs good? How about your sparkplug wires? Take off your distributor cap and look at the tips in there. Make sure they aren't damaged or corroded (better yet, just replace it... along with the rotor)



Finally... it's VTEC. VTECH makes phones and children's toys.

marriott
11-05-2007, 02:34 PM
Sorry was rushing and didn't know how to start a new thread. This is my first time on the site. Yes the check engine light is on that's why I had it checked at autozone and it came up with the misfire codes and the check engine light now stays steady and blinks as I drive. I had new spark plugs added a couple of days ago, it has a less than 1yr old distributor cap and wires which were done as part of a tuneup. The cars not running now due to what they say is a bad distributor though I had the coil and spark plugs changed. Any suggestions? Please advise. Will start a new thread, not sure if I can with new posts. sorry for the inconvenience.




The initial topic of this thread has nothing to do with your car... why not just make a new thread?


If you're blowing white smoke, your head gasket is blown. If not, it's something else. The only way you're going to lose coolant is if you're leaking it or burning it. If you overheated the engine, head gasket damage is likely.

I don't believe a catalytic converter or o2 sensor would cause a misfire... I'm not overly familiar with OBD2 cars, so it's possible the ignition timing is retarded due to an error. Is your Check Engine Light (CEL) on?


Are your sparkplugs good? How about your sparkplug wires? Take off your distributor cap and look at the tips in there. Make sure they aren't damaged or corroded (better yet, just replace it... along with the rotor)



Finally... it's VTEC. VTECH makes phones and children's toys.

otto888man
11-05-2007, 06:40 PM
97 Honda Accord EX 4 cyclinder VTECH engine.

Have 2 major issues on Car.

Hard start, with misfire 0303 and P1399 driving rough. changed spark plugs didnt go away. replaced coil. Didn't go away. Was told I need a new distributor by shop but I have been researching on internet, some have said it is a catalytic converter 02 sensor. Any suggestions? Please advise

Radiator issues. Ever since I replaced it last year significant coolant loss. In may this year took to shop said pressure had built and pierced a whole into the reservoir cap. Thermostat, reservoir cap changed. No improvement. Went back, said radiator cracked. Replaced radiator and thermostat no improvement.

Went to shop did test said it's a blown gasket. Want a second opinion? An thoughts? Please advise


Was anything done on the car before this happened? Also, check the small spring that connects the distributor cap to the ignition coil i have seen this spring bent that has caused misfire codes. I hope this helps. Keep us posted.