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Engine Lurching in Cold Weather on Highway

I have a 2006 Honda Accord with 71000mi.
The issue: It seems to lurch when driving on the highway (like its cutting out or slipping and then catching) but only when its very cold out (low 20's or below and seems to get worse the colder it gets). It may lurch 3 times in 10 seconds and drive fine for 1 minute. It doesn't go away when the car warms up (drove it for over an hour today) and doesn't occur at all in warmer weather. I noticed it a few times last winter, but it went away as the weather was warmed. I checked the transmission fluid and its not low the check engine light does not come on so I'm leary that a full diagnostic check at the dealer will identify anything. Looking for some possible options that I can try before heading to the dealer$$$ for help.

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  • chantalm Jan 16, 2009

    Is your car a manual or automatic transmission?
    I have the 4 cylinder 5-speed manual and it does the same thing.
    A mechanic-friend told me it may be a traction control issue...

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I recommend a trans fluid and filter change first. It definately sounds like the problem is in the trans. If it was any sort of engine component you would have had a check engine light on.

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