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Chk. eng. lite comes on when I reach 3000 rpm, but goes bakk off

Check engine light came on, stayed on for a couple more trips, then went off.....then came back on again when I accelerated to 3000 rpm....went off again, now it's back. Plus even when I'm stopped at a light it sits at 1000 rpm, no revving or idling, but shouldn't it be at zero? Please tell me what the problem is, I don't have the money to take it to a mechanic and find out...only enough to repair whatever the problem might be....

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  • dunlaper Dec 03, 2008

    Thx for the info on the back to my original problem: it's an automatic, and the chk. eng. light was solidly lit til today when I accelerated to get onto the highway...then it started blinking like when it first came on a week ago. I let my car sit for awhile, started it, the chk. engine light is solid again. I don't know what the problem is..please help!!

  • dunlaper Dec 03, 2008

    ...also: no power loss when I turn it on, and it feels like it's running smooth..but I'm afraid to accelerate due to the chk. engine light seeming to be connected to my acceleration????

  • O Mclean May 11, 2010

    Is this a check engine light or a service engine soon light it make a difference

  • David Catrett May 11, 2010

    sounds like its reading a fault with your Trottle position sensor. this is located on your throttle body. The only true way to know is to get the code.

    ~Last resort! Do you have an autozone or advance auto in your area? If so, they usually will beable to hook a scan tool up to the car for free and get the trouble code. If you can get this code I can know for sure if it is your sensor.

  • David Catrett May 11, 2010

    (i own the same gen accord) At a light the car should idle around 1000-1200RPM when cold. Normal temp. condition it would idle in the 600-800RPM range. With that said is the car an automatic or manual? If it is an automatic does it feel like it is slamming into gears when it shifts? Does the car have a power loss when light comes on?



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