honda wont accelerate


Asked by Jan 31, 2016 at 08:21 AM about the 1998 Honda Civic CX Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have 98 honda civic. Everything was fie till
about a day ago. I drove home from work
noticing a sligjg sound in the front of my
vehicle. A few hours after i parked my car i
go to start it and it wasnt the easiest start.
However thats not my issue...***so i go to
accelerate (by pressing on the gas) my car
moved for a few feet in idle but didnt rev nor
budge. Im guessing it might be wiring. Fuel
filter and/or pump. Question is what should i
do to find the source. ???please help as this
is my pregnant wifes vehicle and i only own
Ps when i press the pedal it also makes a
loud poping like sound

1 Answer


It might be a clogged catalytic converter in your exhaust system, Air filter, any passage that air should flow that gets blocked or clogged can cause the same symptoms. Or, your timing belt slipped and now everything's off. That doesn't sound like it's going to be a simple diagnosis.

Your Answer

Honda Civic Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
    Jonathan Ford
  • #2
    Takoda Fraser
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
592 Great Deals out of 92,752 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Corolla
715 Great Deals out of 67,521 listings starting at $1,599
Used Honda Civic Coupe
113 Great Deals out of 10,445 listings starting at $750
Used Toyota Camry
890 Great Deals out of 73,115 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda CR-V
617 Great Deals out of 67,193 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Altima
820 Great Deals out of 68,383 listings starting at $750
Used Hyundai Elantra
426 Great Deals out of 45,294 listings starting at $495
Used Honda Accord Coupe
99 Great Deals out of 4,365 listings starting at $800
Used Nissan Sentra
522 Great Deals out of 50,793 listings starting at $1,888
Used Ford Focus
408 Great Deals out of 70,291 listings starting at $1,695
Used BMW 3 Series
951 Great Deals out of 33,308 listings starting at $1,300
Used Hyundai Sonata
386 Great Deals out of 51,068 listings starting at $1,300

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Honda Civic For Sale
29,739 listings starting at $16,376
2017 Honda Civic For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 3,199 listings starting at $14,421
2016 Honda Civic For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 2,283 listings starting at $9,995
2015 Honda Civic For Sale
142 Great Deals out of 7,062 listings starting at $8,995
2014 Honda Civic For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 1,745 listings starting at $6,673

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.