My 2005 Accord EX 6-cyl 6 speed manual trans engine light came on today while on the highway (after driving
and stopping for a while, then back on hwy). I checked the gas cap per the owner manual and filled up after the light came on...no problem there. I have had some trouble with the car turning over after days of sitting idle. Its not a quick start like normal. I've had the battery checked twice at Advance auto
and its putting out enough amps (still original battery). I thought for sure the battery was at the end of its life, but both times it checked out strong.
Any thoughts what it could be? I get the oil changed routinely, though I recently moved and have not been to a local dealership
yet (my old one was great and took care of a lot of warranty work for me..transmission
3rd gear fix and trim work). I thought it could be bad gas, but it ran fine til the end of the tank.
I read something about valve clearance or catalytic on one of these forums doing a search, but I don't know anything about that. The auto store guy thought I could have a bad ground or something (just guesssing) in regards to the starting problem. The alternator and starter checked out ok on the diagnostic too.
Thanks in advance. I am very curious if the two issues are related. I've had the starting issue for a few weeks prior to today (engine check light).