I have a 2001 honda accord and today my car wouldnt start up , i tried for about 5 mins then i stepped on the gas a little while i was trying to crank it and it finally turned over! My check engine light is on , i just had a few repairs on my car like changing front o2 sensor and brakes and oil change. My car has been hesitating alot in last few months. when i stop at a stop sign for example and then i press on the gas it takes awhile to feel like its normal full power til i step on it kinda hard then it shoots forward to normal. I had 2 codes coming up on my car , the mechanic cleared one when he changed out o2 sensor it was blistered (code had something to do with heating element) but he couldnt clear other code he was hoping in few days it would clear on its own after my oil change p1259 . any suggestions on what i may need this is my only transportation?

Asked by Aug 15, 2016 at 06:46 PM about the 2001 Honda Accord LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Honda accord 2001 p1259 code . car not wanting to start up right away, and
hesitates on acceleration

1 Answer

60

i would look into the mass air flow sensor type stuff and make sure that your air filter is clean and that there is nothing in the box with it. but it sounds like it has something to do with the air flow into your throttle body. because though its called a gas pedal the pedal actually introduces air into your throttle body.. the more air the faster it goes so essentially your car is flooding out when you try to start it without pushing the gas pedal which is why it takes so long to start but you should really look into your air intake and flow systems

Your Answer

Honda Accord Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,160
  • #2
    JP1956
    Reputation
    1,640
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,580
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
816 Great Deals out of 77,568 listings starting at $888
Used Toyota Camry
1,056 Great Deals out of 71,463 listings starting at $750
Used Honda Accord Coupe
176 Great Deals out of 9,983 listings starting at $2,495
Used Nissan Altima
1,080 Great Deals out of 74,356 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla
910 Great Deals out of 65,683 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Maxima
330 Great Deals out of 23,580 listings starting at $1,550
Used Honda CR-V
845 Great Deals out of 54,218 listings starting at $1,007
Used Acura TL
181 Great Deals out of 4,952 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Sonata
726 Great Deals out of 47,551 listings starting at $199
Used BMW 3 Series
1,018 Great Deals out of 31,325 listings starting at $1,000
Used Kia Optima
485 Great Deals out of 28,513 listings starting at $2,200
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,225 Great Deals out of 77,384 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Avalon
276 Great Deals out of 16,451 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Accord LX For Sale
6,225 listings starting at $18,473
2016 Honda Accord LX For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 762 listings starting at $13,995
2015 Honda Accord LX For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 1,329 listings starting at $10,500
2014 Honda Accord LX For Sale
112 Great Deals out of 2,809 listings starting at $9,499
2013 Honda Accord LX For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 559 listings starting at $7,995

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.