Car dies when i let off gas

Davy Lan
15

Asked by May 18, 2009 at 08:09 PM about the Honda Accord

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Does anyone know what might be wrong?

I put in the fuel injector cleaner on a full tank and i drove it  around a bit hoping its cleaning the injector. but the car still dies when i let off the gas. its not the battery, its new.

18 Answers

Karry Chanthavong
5

maybe bad plugs..does it sputter??

Davy Lan
15

doesnt sputter it just goes dead

Karry Chanthavong
5

get the timeing in it checked out....

Jon Boothe
15

well the altanater might be bad...no matter how new your battery is...does it make sounds when you try and start it back up???

Davy Lan
15

its not clicking so the that should be fine sometimes when i try to restart it just keeps reving and never turns over

Jon Boothe
15

well...um what i should have said to start with was you might need to adjust your carborator...that was the problem i had with my '88 accord. it was doing that some...does it studder when its ideling at temperature???/

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Davy Lan
15

so far it hasnt, it sounds like a working car Pretty much, you would never know that this was happening until you experience it for yourself youd think the car works perfectly fine...then BOOM it dies

Jon Boothe
15

well id get it checked out by a professional then man...cause it sounds like it may be a pretty bad/unsafe problem

Davy Lan
15

yea i havnt driven for a week or 2 because of it thanks man

Karry Chanthavong
5

look at the injectors...maybe ur not getting enough gas....clean the throttle body maybe...wat are the mods to it..???

Davy Lan
15

how do i clean the throttle body? and i put no mods on it

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Karry Chanthavong
5

its after the intake manifold...it should be like 12 bolts tops i think...

Maria Smoorenburg
15

classic example of a vaccuum leak =]

Robert Coleman
105

you could just need a tune up my friends car did the same thing when they let off of the gas and it did need an oil change as well. so im guessing a tune up or a simple oil change.

Adam Hawkes
45

Do you have any check engine lights? Check the (IAC) Idle Air Control sensor that is where I would start.

Davy Lan
15

yea i checked

Adam Hawkes
45

What sensors have u checked?

Steven LaBarge
25

I know for a fact it's the engine timing, my car has the same issue and i'm fixing it next week. If you want a mechanic to do it, the job will cost 600-800 dollars. If you do it yourself, the parts will cost $200 maximum, but it's a rough job.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Accord

Looking for a Used Accord in your area?

CarGurus has 75,985 nationwide Accord listings starting at $1,400.

ZIP:

Search Honda Accord Questions

Honda Accord Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,750
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,400
#3 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,310
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic"
489 Great Deals out of 61,742 listings starting at $1,350
Used Toyota Camry"
1,050 Great Deals out of 78,117 listings starting at $700
Used Nissan Altima"
729 Great Deals out of 80,576 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Accord Coupe"
96 Great Deals out of 9,860 listings starting at $3,990
Used Nissan Maxima"
255 Great Deals out of 23,405 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla"
951 Great Deals out of 72,509 listings starting at $1,499
Used Acura TL"
124 Great Deals out of 4,906 listings starting at $1,925
Used Honda CR-V"
672 Great Deals out of 77,237 listings starting at $1,300
Used Hyundai Sonata"
677 Great Deals out of 58,463 listings starting at $1,250
Used BMW 3 Series"
932 Great Deals out of 34,802 listings starting at $2,490
Used Kia Optima"
381 Great Deals out of 31,890 listings starting at $2,299
Used Toyota Avalon"
178 Great Deals out of 15,171 listings starting at $1,688
Used Honda Civic Coupe"
176 Great Deals out of 8,613 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
597 Great Deals out of 54,166 listings starting at $500
Used Acura TSX"
79 Great Deals out of 2,828 listings starting at $3,990