Question about 2001 Honda Accord
Sounds like you need a tune up, whith all the shaking going on and the check engine light on.
Posted on Nov 27, 2008
SOURCE: The car began to shake
Happened to me also; turned out to be one of the four coils. Had it repaired at Audi, in addition to 2 break lights, totalling $276. Was then informed that the coils tend to go in sucession--perhaps should have replaced them all at once?!
Posted on Jul 30, 2008
You have a bad coil pack, they usually crack from age and heat. It's best to replace them all. Check for a VW recall on this item.
Posted on Dec 22, 2009
The only scenario I am familiar with that causes a blinking or flashing Check Engine Light is misfires. Your description of the car shaking is another sign of possible misfires as well. There could be other issues, it would be helpful to know what codes are getting set. However, with the flashing check engine light and the shaking of the car the first thing I would do, if it hasnt been done in a while, is a tune up. Replace the plugs to start. I believe you have a distributorless ignition meaning that you have coil packs instead of a distributor.
Your coil pack sits on top of the plugs. Look to the left side of the engine, just at the bottom of the valve cover and you will see (assuming you have the 4.0L 6-cylinder engine) a series of three humps. Those three humps is your coil packs and there should be four bolts that hold it in. Take out those four bolts, pry up the coil pack and then you will have access to replace the spark plugs.
While your at it, Id replace the fuel filter, air filter and other general maintenance/tune up items like that.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
You need a code scanner hooked up to find out what is causing the light ot come on. Some auto part stores can do that. Once the code is retrieved, they can tell you what sensor is causing it.
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
Use an OBDII scanner, some auto parts stores will do this for you free of charge.
Codes P0300 through P0306 indicate mis-fire and you may also get codes reflecting Cat damage from running that way.
I know of one TL from this series (2000 3.2 TL) which had a warranty REPLACEMENT OF TRANSMISSION!!! free of charge and this very problem was solved. I still do not know why they were related. Talk to Acura customer relations about this.
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
same thing happened on my 1996 Mercury Cougar XR7 4.6 V8,
i was driving an hit a pot hole then my car started shaking and i noticed a major loss in power also the check engine light came on and started flashing, took it to O'Reillys and had the codes read, misfire on Cylinder 4, replaced all 8 spark plugs and all 6 sparkplug wires and it ran fine!
total price of the parts: 58 USD
sorry this answer was a little late.....
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
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