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Old 09-02-2010, 07:17 PM
 
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Question 2005 EX coupe engine light on and slow starts

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).
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:18 PM
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Stop by autozone and have them scan for code(s) on your computer. Post the code(s) on here. They will start with the letter P and have 4 numbers, like P1234.
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Stop by autozone and have them scan for code(s) on your computer. Post the code(s) on here. They will start with the letter P and have 4 numbers, like P1234.
Test today said Random misfirings on cylinders 1 & 5. Just replace them all?
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:15 PM
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Could you tell me the actual code number?
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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I didnt' get them, but sounds like it was a TSB and I can get a software update. Doesn't seem like anything seriously, thankfully
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