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My car loses acceleration and then bucks catches and then lurches forward
1999 Honda Accord

My car loses acceleration and then bucks catches and then lurches forward

(1999 Honda Accord)
I have a 5 speed so I shift between 1st and 2nd gear until it seems to go away. I have had a few things done at the shop. wires checked distributor replaced
2 answers & 3 comments
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on March 21, 2017
Possible failing clutch function .. Have 'mechanic' test drive... Any 'problem indicator lamps' on in dash? .. IF trouble is ignition or fuel related, it should be!
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on March 21, 2017
Thank you I will have to bring it back to mechanic. He did something 3 times because it wasn't happening every time so it was kind of trouble shooting.
on March 21, 2017
Hello,
Use a different mechanic. Bottom line, replacing parts is not trouble shooting unless directed by the manufacturer/repair guide (when needed)
Look on this page, there is plenty of info for certified shops who repair your vehicle without replacing the distributor as troubleshooting. Now if that was the repair guide recommendation, then I'm wrong, but I have never seen a recommendation for replacing a distributor as a diagnostic step.
on March 21, 2017
In addition, intermittent problems can be very difficult to find! .. Sometimes the repair facility may need to keep the vehicle a few days to improve chances for a successful diagnosis and repair... Also sometimes it's almost impossible for *another driver* to duplicate the problem... Thanks for the reply.
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on March 21, 2017
Possible failing clutch function .. Have 'mechanic' test drive... Any 'problem indicator lamps' on in dash? .. IF trouble is ignition or fuel related, it should be!
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on March 21, 2017
Thank you I will have to bring it back to mechanic. He did something 3 times because it wasn't happening every time so it was kind of trouble shooting.
on March 21, 2017
Hello,
Use a different mechanic. Bottom line, replacing parts is not trouble shooting unless directed by the manufacturer/repair guide (when needed)
Look on this page, there is plenty of info for certified shops who repair your vehicle without replacing the distributor as troubleshooting. Now if that was the repair guide recommendation, then I'm wrong, but I have never seen a recommendation for replacing a distributor as a diagnostic step.
on March 21, 2017
In addition, intermittent problems can be very difficult to find! .. Sometimes the repair facility may need to keep the vehicle a few days to improve chances for a successful diagnosis and repair... Also sometimes it's almost impossible for *another driver* to duplicate the problem... Thanks for the reply.
on March 21, 2017
Hello,
Did the distributor make any difference? If you take the distributor cap off, do you see oil inside the distributor or cap?
Is the distributor cap wet from anything else? Recently wash the engine?
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