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2003 Honda Accord Question: car doesn't speed well especially when i use the ac

 

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mak2une, New York, NY, January 09, 2013, 06:37
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my accord has trouble accelerating as it should, its a v6 and accelerates like a 4cyl. it feels like there's a drag. my local mechanic advised me to replace the fuel pump that its pressure might be low. i did that and there's no difference, i was also advised to service my nozzles, did the same, no improvement. please can some one help? its frustrating, i don't enjoy the car anymore.

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    roman from Roman's Auto Center, January 09, 2013, 09:38
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    Before changing the fuel pump, you should check the fuel pressure. I suggest you to have somebody perform a complete diagnostics. If it feels like dragging it may be a caliper, brakes. However it is hard to say based on what you have described. I need more info, like when do you feel dragging, etc.

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    mak2une, March 07, 2013, 01:14
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    Thank you so much for you response, the car seems to move freely when the ac is off but as soon as i turn it on, the acceleration almost immediately drops, it struggles to reach top speed. it doesnt give good bursts of speed when i push down the tottle/accelerator . its a v6, it used to be a joy to push down the tottle and hear it "roar" and take off, i dont get that anymore. i tend not to use my air conditioner, only if its extremely hot. I have also noticed it wont go passed 100kph. bottom line, it now drives like a 4cl engine. the gear selects reasonably well bt sometimes its not as smooth wen shifting. i love the car but looks like i might have to sell..

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    January 09, 2013, 10:00
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    Check trans.

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    mak2une, March 07, 2013, 01:15
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    Thanks for your response. What are the symptoms of a defective transmission?

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