: first off: long time reader, first time poster and I think you all are
: I have a 99' Accord EX w/ auto tranny and was looking for suggestions
: on how to fix my problem, here are a couple symptoms:
: 1) Gas pedal is stiff, sometimes hard to push which leads to difficult
: 2) Car seems not to coast well, as if it is engine braking too much
: 3) Shifts are sometimes a little rough
: Any ideas or solutions would be greatly appreciated.
Not sure about 2 and 3, but 1 suggests a gummed-up throttle body. I had
a similar symptom in my '00 SE. Paid about $65 to have the throttle body
cleaned and that took care of it. Yeah, yeah, I know, nothing to it, should
have done it myself with a toothbrush, but I downloaded an instruction sheet
for the procedure and it didn't look trivial to me. Since that's about the
only non-warranty service the car has needed in almost 65,000 miles, aside
from routine maintenance, I didn't worry about the money.
My transmission, like yours, is not quite as smooth as it maybe should
be, but at least it isn't one of those iffy ones that came with the V6
models. Oh, yours isn't a V6, is it?
Good luck --