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


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.

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