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When I give it gas, sometimes it won't accelerate. this is…

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When I give it gas, sometimes it won't accelerate. this is scary when I am making a turn across traffic or trying to get up speed to merger on the highway

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

I do fill it up more frequently, now that you mention it. It does take a little longer to start--sometimes it sounds like it won't start, but so far it always does start.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Honda?

1998 honda crv

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your CR-V yourself? What have you tried so far?

No. I took to a mechanic and it didn't act up for them so they didn't do anything. I'd like to be able to tell them what is wrong (besides just describing symptoms) so they can fix it.

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Mechanic for Honda: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 9 months ago
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I found a forum where many people are complaining about delayed acceleration, which seems to be the same problem as I have. But no one on there posted any solution.
Mechanic for Honda: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 9 months ago

Hey how are you

what is the mileage on it now ?

has the transmission been serviced ?

any check engine light on ? and did they scan it with a Honda scanner or equivalent when you took it in ?

the lack of acceleration , we need to find out is it engine related or transmission related or TB ( throttle body related ?

what work been done to it prior to this issue , tune up, fuel filter , timing belt etc ?

lets start here ?

Please let me know

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
203,000
No transmission service. I get quarterly oil changes.
Yes to engine light. They did scan it but it didn't show anything. The problem has gotten worse since then, though.
No work on this issue before - fuel filter, timing belt.
Mechanic for Honda: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 9 months ago

Now with that said , the #1 reason and most common , is fuel injector ,fuel injector flow, especially no codes ?

what gas do you use with it 87 , 89 , 93 octane ?

have you ever ran fuel injector cleaner in it ?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I use 87.
I've never used fuel injector cleaner.
Mechanic for Honda: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 9 months ago

but yes to check engine light and no fault codes ? there must be one ,unless tjey have what we call a Basic code reader ,then want be able to see all the modules to retrieve fault codes ?

was that a small outfit on repair shop are they equipped with proper scanners for it

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
check engine light is on now. Sometimes flashing sometimes staying on.
I'm honestly not sure what no fault codes means. The place I went to is pretty big (they recently expanded) and they told me they hooked it up for diagnostic but couldn't find anything wrong.
Mechanic for Honda: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 9 months ago

before throwing parts at it , and you using 87 , run 2 full fuel tanks using 93 octane and run fuel injector cleaner in the tank , use 2 bottles in tank each time

and notice if you feel a difference ,if you do you can do several times until it clears up , in some cases injectors has to flushed thru machine or replaced if they are beyond cleaning but since yours is intermittent i say it will work

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Mechanic for Honda: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 9 months ago

flashing check engine light is A random mutilpe misfire , if u have the extra money , change plugs and coils also

usually a

P0300 fault code will show up for that

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
where can I get fuel injector cleaner? any gas station? what else could it be? Fuel pressure regulator?
Mechanic for Honda: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 9 months ago

advance auto or auto zone

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
If using fuel injector cleaner doesn't solve it, what is the next step? I'd love to tell my mechanic that I think it is one of three things (or whatever) and list them out. Can you help with that?
Mechanic for Honda: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 9 months ago

next step change all injectors

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
if that doesn't fix it? What would be the next steps?
Mechanic for Honda: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 9 months ago

i would tell him , fuel injector cleaner , tune up ,fuel filter ?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I've now found several forums for this problem; I've seen lots of analysis, but no one yet has said they did x and it worked. I worry about going through your recommended list and being in the same position. If this is common to old Hondas with no clear fix, should I just get rid of this car and buy a new one? It is old and has lots of miles.
Mechanic for Honda: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 9 months ago

there is no one answer for this i m sorry ,especially no codes to go by it will be a guess,internet shows you a lot if stuff in this case testing will be needed, now they can do a flow test and be sure

dealer has fuel injector equipment to test that ,will cost around $150

now the crv are known to run 300 miles ,especially if u have timing belt changed ,if paid for i keep it

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