'96 Accord E-XR Vtec. 5-speed w/ 360,000 kms (approx 220,000 mi)
Car runs pretty good considering its age.Engine light has been on for
almost 8 months now but being a student and not using the car much,
haven't had it checked. Car runs fine all around.
Anyway, other day I stopped to top off my gas; car had run fine up to
that point. I drive away and a few minutes later it starts 'jerking'.
After several hundred kms of observation and a couple of bottles of
fuel injection cleaner, this is what is happening:
In any gear at between 2000-3000 rpm, the car lurches back and forth -
violently when in low gears - like it was starved for fuel then got a
sip but at a very rapid rate. Being a standard tranny, it's very
noticeable. It DOES NOT appear to be related to the rpm's but rather
the position of the accelerator. Whenever I am at a cruise - that is
not slowing or accelerating it does this - in any gear. The moment I
take my foot off the gas over accelerate- even lightly - the symptom
disappears. Even with cruise control on at highway speeds it does
this. On my way home last night, I kept the car in fourth instead of
5th as the higher rpms seemed to eliminate the problem.
Aside from the engine diagnostic, any thoughts on what might be the