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Old 04-27-2012, 06:37 AM
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Angry 1996 Honda Accord Ex VTEC Engine Problems HELP

As you can tell, I have a 96 Accord EX with a VTEC (F22B) I believe.

I bought this car a couple months ago with 117,000 miles for only $1,550.

I have tried and tried to figure out what my problem is, but I can't seem to find it. My current assumption is that it could possible be my torque converter (yes I know it's not part of my engine).

The problem that I have is my take-off. If I take off slow driving normal, my car takes off fine and it is still really fast, but if I try to "punch it" on take off, I lose all power and my engine "chuggs". It will also do it in park if I am under the hood and I push the throttle hard.

What makes me think its my torque converter is when the pavement is wet, I can "punch it" and my tires just spin. Honestly, I am clueless but that is my newest idea.

I have changed my spark plugs, wires, TPS, Air Filter and more. Any ideas please let me know cause this is really starting to make me mad.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:29 AM
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step 1 is to pull the codes, have you done that yet?
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:34 PM
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Unhappy 96 Honda accord 2.2 vetch

My check engine light comes on and shuts off only while driving at a steady speed. Scan tool said bad mass air flow (egr) and random misfire 2 and 4. I bought plugs, plug wires, cap and rotor. Made it run better but still has random misfire. I also checked the egr and cleaned the ports. Does anyone know what my next step should take?
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:37 PM
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Don't tell us what you think the code means, but rather what the code was. I don't think the 94-97 Accords have a Mass Air Flow sensor, so something is wrong w/ your description. Code please, Pnnnn.

If it's an EGR code, we need to know which code to provide guidance.

good luck
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:48 AM
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Off the wall WAG is cat is bad may be falling apart inside and may flow at times at low demand you need to do a back pressure test and go from thare
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