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Old 08-10-2009, 03:59 PM
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Hello guys,

I've noticed that my car is losing power during take offs, especially going up an incline. It's a 2001 Accord with 284,000 miles. I take care of vehicle and it runs quite well with 284,000 miles. What could be the problem?
Old 08-10-2009, 07:46 PM
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1st option. transmission (especially an auto) manual transmissions have dif problems.

2nd option. gunk has built up in the engine and it needs a total service with an engine flush (about 65 bucks)

3rd option. pistons arent sealing properly and you are losing compression. Try asking a mechanic to look at your pistons, piston rings, and each cylinder for decompression type stuff.

4th option. the ecu is on the fritz and every time you lose a little traction the traction control system goes crazy like on a mercedes.

5th option. If you dont change your oil about every 3000 miles at your car's age, you can get a lot of scarring on the internals. get eneos, amsoil, or mobil 1 synthetic. This will smooth everything out and get you back on track.

these may be the problem. i cant know w/out looking right at your car and taking it apart. Hopefully this helps.
Old 08-11-2009, 08:25 AM
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Possible plugged EGR passageways?
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