Very much so
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with Honda. The Honda Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: 2002 Honda Accord v6, after someone changed my spark plug wires my engine was idling him, the exhaust
had a rich smell to it, when we pulled the spark plugs come to find out, it was flooded with gas. By this point I was only able to go maybe 10 miles an hour and driving it was very jerky and accelerating it wouldn't do anything but seem like it would shift hard and loose what little power it had. Well I bought the correct spark plugs and replaced them and then ended up having to replace a could pack and we cleaned the egr valve, the air control valve and replaced the fuel pressure regulator sensor and it idles beautifully but when you put it in gear it's back to what it was doing prior minus being rich in gas and blowing black smoke. The codes it's throwing is still saying random misfire and then showing all 6 cyclinders. We pulled the spark plugs again and they were black. Well 3 of them were I think it was the 3 in the front of the engine. We tried unhooking the battery to reset the computer but that didn't work. It's getting no power at all or very little power. Can't go over 20 now. I don't know what else to do.
JA: Spark plug problems can be challenging. So many causes, some simple, some complicated. Fortunately, the mechanics we work with have tons of experience dealing with all of them. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes, the second time we pulled the spark plugs, like I said 3 were black and 3 were not. Do I need to replace them or what? I'm so lost
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: That's everything I already have so much invested in it in 2 days trying to fix everything and figure out what's wrong but nothin is working. Before I wanna go and spend more money and purchase more spark plugs I'm thinking that maybe we need to pull the fuse for the ecu and try that. Even thought j thought removing the negative ground from the battery did that but it didn't work. I don't wanna go and pay to have it flashed because like I said I'm spent. I've read how to do it myself but would it help? Or am I looking at maybe the o2 sensors
or the catalytic converter
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Honda Mechanic should know about your Honda?
Customer: No that would be it. At least that's everything I can think of. Oh and we replaced the throttle body and throttle body spacer 4 months ago. Other than that nothing else. The only light on the dash on is the check engine which from what I understand is the emissions system.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Honda Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.