I have a 2003 Accord EX 4-cyl with M/T that is on its 6th tank of gas,
ever. Yes, it has only 2000 miles on it. I bought it two months ago
with 200 miles on the clock.
Two days ago, on the way home from work, the car started missing, badly.
It feels a lot like a drenched ignition system. Clearly, one or more
cylinders is not firing. I had a prior Accord that munched its own
distributor, and this car is behaving a lot like that one.
I dropped by the dealer today. He dumped the codes and said, "you're
missing, really badly, on all cylinders". ( I resisted the urge to
invoke the name of Sherlock) He didn't have time to work on it today,
but guessed it was "fuel". I went and pulled the plugs. They all
looked fine, maybe a little carbon buildup on #3 and #4. So I cleaned
and gapped them all. I put them back and, "no help".
I've heard that the O2 sensor and the EGR valve are common problems on
the 03 Accord. But the dealer said they would have thrown a code if
they were bad.
I'm thinking, cuz the car was sold to me with 3-year-old gas, that I may
have a gunked up fuel filter. That would certainly explain missing on
all cylinders and no other codes.
Anybody got any ideas?
Thanks in advance.