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Reduced power below 4000 RPM

My car just recently started losing power below 4K RPM since it started getting hotter. It will drive fine when it is cold but after the car warms up it starts to get weaker acceleration. When I floor it past 4K RPM its will drive fine for a while then the problem comes back a minute later. It does this 3 or 4 times then the check engine light turns on and the car drives fine again. My car is a 1991 Honda Accord EX Wagon with 180K miles. The motor and transmission was replaced at 160K.

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  • Millertime11 Aug 29, 2008

    Every once in a while, and it is hit or miss, the car will start "bogging" down and losing power. It's like it doesn't want to go over 2000 rpm's even if you floor it. Then all of the sudden it just "snaps" out of it and drives fine. Weird...

  • jettb Feb 20, 2009

    what does this relay look like because i have the same problem

  • ashtifdeb Mar 05, 2009

    I have a 1991 Honda Accord Ex. While i am driving it sort of loses power and then speeds up...Why? What is wrong with it...how can I fix this...It also, when in park mode, would idle very hard up and down...Please help

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    car straining to pull in drive past 20 rpm backs up fine take off fine

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The main relay also controls the transmission and will cause an intermittent interruption of power and indicates its going bad. about a $60.00 replacement cost. the relay is located under left side of dash.

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