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1998 Honda Accord will shake and stall out if I accelerate.

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1998 Honda Accord will shake and stall out if I accelerate . If I keep my foot ever so light on the gas pedal, I can slowly accelerate up to 45 mph, if I hit gas pedal too hard car will bogg & stall. I tried installing new fuel pump but that didn't work. Same thing still happening . Any ideas?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 1 year ago.

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Is your Accord a V6 or 4Cyl? EX, LX, DX?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
V-6 don't know if ex lx dx
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 1 year ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** Accords are the EX. A few are the LX model. If it has a sunroof it's an EX. Your problem sounds like a lack of adequate spark. When spark is weak it's noticeable when the engine is under a load. That's why when you go easy on the throttle is runs better. I would start with the cap, rotor, and spark plugs. The rotor itself is a fairly common problem as well as the distributor cap center contact where it contacts the rotor. The plug wires can cause problems too but usually on just one cylinder. The coil can also cause this problem but because it's an external coil it's less likely.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is a 4 cylinder VTEC
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
With a factory sunroof
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 1 year ago.

OK, my advice still stands. The VTEC is used in the EX models. The only difference is the coil is inside of the distributor housing. On the 4cyl engine worn out spark plugs can cause the coil and rotor to fail. The extra demand from spark caused by the bad plugs damages the coil and rotor.

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