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I have a 2002 Accord. Owned for 5 years, no problems ever. Had oil changed at Grease Monkey and everything was good. Later the same day the check engine light and TCS light come on. Car runs and drives perfect up to 3500 rpm and then the engine begins to pulsate. Continues to do this as long as its at 3500 rpm. Same symptoms when in neutral. Took to Checker, used code reader, came up with P1259 - VTech System Malfunction. What has happened and how can I fix this? Any input would be greatly appreciated. 

1998 Honda... | Answered on Mar 28, 2020

These vehicles are notorious for bad climate control modules. There are several companies that will check and rebuild in nessicary.

1998 Honda... | Answered on Apr 24, 2019

Sounds like it did not go back together right.

1998 Honda... | Answered on Mar 10, 2019

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1998 Honda... | Answered on Feb 14, 2019

If your car came with the Prestige Alarm unit, there is a possibility that the alarm box got deprogrammed or burned, and left the anti-theft activated. Use the Valet Switch to deactivate the alarm permanently, and see if the car starts. For some reason unknown to me, it takes a couple of cycles of crank/ take the ignition switch off, crank again for the Valet Switch to work. In my 98 Accord, this micro-switch is installed in the left front kicker panel, but there is no guarantee that it will be in the same place in you accord, since it is a dealer installed option

1998 Honda... | Answered on Mar 15, 2018

either have a shop scan it for trouble codes or buy a scanner your self at local parts store have OBDII scanner and find out for your self it could be a number of things.

1998 Honda... | Answered on Mar 15, 2018

If you have a leak of any kind, it will be on your carport or garage floor. If it is engine rear seal it will be oil, if it is Trans then it will be reddish fluid.
Unfortunately this practice of up selling is getting more common. If you are really concerned take it to another reliable mechanic for second opinion.

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1998 Honda... | Answered on Feb 13, 2018

Mechanical issue with the idle speed control system, most likely sludged up.

1998 Honda... | Answered on Feb 06, 2018

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1998 Honda... | Answered on Feb 05, 2018

Hello Corey Wilkey,

I got one thing that your OXYGEN SENSORS always
get blamed for... (sorry).

As a matter of FACT...
your whole list is where the money gets spent
first... (not so cheap: save all those good parts).

Sadly (I believe) all your troubles will resolve
started on occasion but has popped and now
might run... but definitely stops (muffler/resonator).


Onset was pretty quick... now really does not
even threaten to run anymore (catalytic convertor)

If you don't mind a filthy job two people & good
shop hoist... it is not a horrible job... but if
you are taking to an Exhaust shop... Know
your material PRICES ( and STATE laws )
you go...!!

The muffler shop can TEST & CONFIRM...

Muffler & resonator Prices
1998 HONDA ACCORD 3 0L V6 Muffler Resonator RockAuto

Catalytic Convertor Prices (various: any State)
1998 HONDA ACCORD 3 0L V6 Catalytic Converter RockAuto

Specific detail CATALYTIC Conv. (C.A.R.B. Compliant)
More Information for DAVICO 169796

Hope this helps

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1998 Honda... | Answered on Jan 08, 2018

  • Sound a little like block exhaust or exhaust system starting to fail. If not this, the spark plugs are suspected. Have an old set of plugs around that you can replace to find out. Good luck.

1998 Honda... | Answered on Jan 03, 2018

Test for power and ground going to the horn. If it's getting power and ground, the horn is bad from running for so long

1998 Honda... | Answered on Dec 30, 2017

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1998 Honda... | Answered on Dec 26, 2017


1998 Honda... | Answered on Dec 11, 2017

you do not mention the type of noise rattle , squeal , rumble , grinding so any answer is a guess
the only noise from a crankshaft pulley would be a squeal/scream from a failed harmonic balance rubber insert
when the ac compressor is engaged the extra load on the pulley would make it slip on the rubber
however as the ac compressor would not be driving long before the crank pulley came apart I suspect that the mechanic was not experienced enough to advise correctly
suggest that you get a second opinion from an accredited professional ac specialist

1998 Honda... | Answered on Dec 03, 2017

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1998 Honda... | Answered on Nov 22, 2017

That is a key recognition problem. It happens more often with keys that have been made, but it can also happen with stock ones. It could be the key or the lock on the column, or it could even be the ECU. I have dealt with this myself, and spent a lot of money before having to take it to the dealer anyway.

1998 Honda... | Answered on Nov 17, 2017

try your fuses etc ect

1998 Honda... | Answered on Nov 08, 2017

Check the lower gear selector solenoid pair, It is easy to remove and clean. Front right passengers side of automatic tranny, 96 to 2002 Civics and Accords and CRV. Whack it on its face a few times and blow it out with a compressor. Use a pencil and a rag to keep from losing all your fluid when you take it off. Check the sound of the click with a 12 volt battery. Sometimes the solenoids get stuck if the fluid gets varnished or if it sits too long. The upper solenoid pair is not so touchy. Bottom solenoid will sometimes prevent starting out in first and will go straight to 2nd or 3rd from start. Also some creep in neutral.

1998 Honda... | Answered on Nov 04, 2017

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