Car wouldn't stay running

Asked by Jan 09, 2015 at 10:59 PM about the 2001 Honda Accord EX V6 Coupe

Question type: General

Went to start car in parking lot and it wouldn't stay running. Acted like it wasn't getting
gas but tank was 3/4 full. No lights to indicate a problem bit each time I started it, it would
just die. After about the 4th try was able to give it enough gas to keep it running. Made it
home ok and it starts up fine now.

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Could be a number of things. If no check engine light, you will just be changing random parts until you figure it out. Before you start sinking any real money into it, you can start by doing a simple tune up. Change your plugs, fuel filter, air filter, PVC valve. You may have a gummed up Idle Air Control valve also. Here is a how to video on properly cleaning it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsP2-HKz7vE Post back if car still acts up after doing the tune up and IAC cleaning.

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Steviejane, What you describe to me sounds the same as a problem I had on a 97 Accord XL V6, but you need to verify thru the codes. There is a poorly designed air port under the egr valve. You need to remove the valve & the intake plenum it is attached to, re-drill the port hole, then drive a steel sleeve into the hole (makes it bigger and smoother than the OEM design) then replace every thing back on engine and good to go. Check this link for some good pics showing what I am talking about: https://www.google.com/search? q=Honda+Accord+V6+egr+service+kit&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ &sa=X&ei=U_qvVPjmDZWTsQT- 04FI&ved=0CFUQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=840

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