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My 1995 Honda Accord (305,000 miles) seems to be running a little sluggish the last couple of days. The RPM sits between 15-18 when I am going 40 and that seems lower than usual. It also feels like there is resistance on the gas pedal when I am driving at that speed.
The car doesn't seem to have any "Giddy-up" right now and it will get up to highway speed, but it's almost like a slow climb.
I started to think it may be the plugs and wires, but wanted to get some opinions here since you guys have been so helpful in the past!
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A tuneup can help. Spark plugs and wires. Use the NGK ZFR5F-11 plugs recommended for your car. The OEM, Denso, or NGK are good wires. Inspect the distributor cap an rotor. Replace if worn. I like OEM parts for this, you may pay $15 more than the aftermarket parts, but I think it is worth the extra cost.
The one thing you may want to do is clean the EGR ports. In the common DIY thread on top of this forum, there is a link for 94-97 egr passages on the 4 cylinder engine.
Also check for engine and transmission codes. A link is available in that common DIY thread.
Thanks for that. I will definitely have my Honda tech look into that. I drove the car home tonight and it was even more sluggish. Particularly between 30 to 40 mph and when changing gears. The car is running at normal temps, is starting fine with no problems and sits at 5 rpms when idle, as usual. Does any of that info lead anyone to believe they may know the problem?
Honda Tech said he hasn't gotten a chance to look at it very closely yet, but that he drove it for a mile this morning and didn't notice any issues. I explained everything possible that I could for him (When it does it, temp of the car, etc.) and he said by my description he thought there may be some build up in the catalytic converter, but that he can't say for sure until he looks at it closer and drives it a little more.
He also said it could have something to do with the temperature outside since I live in Dallas and it's July.
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