2001 Accord 4 cyl Engine shaking and loss of power

Asked by Sep 30, 2016 at 02:30 PM about the 2001 Honda Accord DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car is backfiring, engine is shaking and it
loses power, especially on hills. To accelerate
especially in lower gears i have to press lightly
on gas pedal - if i step on it car will immediately
bog down. Sometimes when i am accelerating
it feels like its not getting enough fuel and then
may suddenly feel like its running normally.
Codes are for random misfire.  I can also smell
gas when it is running poorly. It has new spark
plugs. I really dont want to just throw parts in.
Im really hoping someone can point me in the
right direction!

1 Answer

17,725

Other than looking at the spark plug wire real good for arcing it does sound like a crank position sensor but his can be tested before replacing.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Honda Accord Questions

Honda Accord Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,160
#2 JP1956
JP1956
Reputation 1,640
#3 Jonathan Ford
Jonathan Ford
Reputation 1,570
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
815 Great Deals out of 78,114 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Camry
1,061 Great Deals out of 72,865 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord Coupe
170 Great Deals out of 10,064 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Altima
1,125 Great Deals out of 74,531 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Maxima
324 Great Deals out of 23,645 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Corolla
921 Great Deals out of 66,039 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda CR-V
845 Great Deals out of 54,121 listings starting at $1,007
Used Acura TL
173 Great Deals out of 5,052 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Sonata
741 Great Deals out of 47,190 listings starting at $199
Used BMW 3 Series
1,020 Great Deals out of 31,421 listings starting at $1,000
Used Kia Optima
481 Great Deals out of 28,711 listings starting at $2,200
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,218 Great Deals out of 78,017 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang
733 Great Deals out of 42,724 listings starting at $1,300

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Accord For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 32,763 listings starting at $18,464
2016 Honda Accord For Sale
69 Great Deals out of 2,686 listings starting at $13,995
2015 Honda Accord For Sale
163 Great Deals out of 4,053 listings starting at $11,900
2014 Honda Accord For Sale
261 Great Deals out of 7,501 listings starting at $9,499
2013 Honda Accord For Sale
61 Great Deals out of 1,812 listings starting at $8,555

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.