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96 accord 2.2 vtec misses on acceleration

I've replaced wires, cap, rotor and distributer. I saw somewhere here about the EGR ports but can't seem to find article to see if this was for intermittent misses. I thought maybe the TPS but not sure at this point any ideas would be great.

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  • avrancken Dec 19, 2008

    The car/misses/hesitates/cutsout -like a plug wire is off- only not all of the time just intermittently most of the time during acceleration. I have replaced the above. I am looking for more suggestion and the link to the article about the EGR port plugged on this model.

  • avrancken Dec 19, 2008

    Yes on the ohm meter/multimeter and the use of it.

  • avrancken Dec 22, 2008

    I'll give it a try thank you

  • avrancken Dec 22, 2008

    Any idea where the TPS is located? Thanks

  • avrancken Jan 05, 2009

    After checking the TPS still had the problem went back to recheck everything. Found that the new NAPA plug wires were bad. That is the crimping on the plug connector was quite faulty. Thanks to that made in mexico....go nafta!

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Do you have an ohm meter , or multimeter & know how to use it?

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    What are the symptoms ? Give us a little history.

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If you pull the connector off your TPsensor, and with multimeter in ohms, touch it to 2 of the pins (not sure which 2 on yours but trial & error will tell you & won't hurt anything if your wrong.) Have someone either hold the probes for you, or push gas pedal slowly for you, ( can do it manually from under hood to.). As the throttle increases (opens) the reading on the meter will do the same, then back down slowly and meter reading will do the same. Run it from stop to wide open, slowly & steadily, and back the same way a few times & observe the meter reading. If the meter goes up & down at a steady reading and doesn't jump a bunch or flutter, then chances are your TP sensor is fine. A jump from one number to another or erratic readings, indicates a faulty TPsensor. (Potentiometer) If it has a sticky or bad spot in the TPsensor, it feeds wrong or no info to computer, thus car acts up.

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Dec 23, 2008

    Usually TPS is located opposite side of your throttle body where throttle cables attach to linkage

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