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What is this world coming to? [Aug. 16th, 2002|12:38 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I'm waiting on hold for Beaverton Honda's service center and their hold music is Labamba, but with lyrics like:

"You could be driving a Honda...
Beaaa, ver, ton Honda!
You... love... your Honda!
You could be driving a Honda....
Beeea, ver, ton, Honda!"

My god. Shoot. Me. Now.

I bought the extended warranty for my car way back when, and I believe it's still covered, but they can't look it up on their computers, of course.... I need to bring in some piece of paper that says I have it. Stupid. Now to find it.

As for the car problem: when it should be coasting, it decelerates for a second or two randomly sometimes, often right after letting off the gas. (yes, obviously the car is decelerating while coasting... but I mean sharply, quicker than normal). Nick noticed it a couple weeks ago coming back from Seattle, but I couldn't feel it until this last week, and it's still pretty subtle most the time.

Any ideas what the problem is? Oil and transmission fluid are fine. Clogged fuel injector? (I totally have no clue. :P)
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[User Picture]From: nick
2002-08-16 01:10 pm (UTC)
Ah hah! I told you it was jerking but you didn't believe me... It was awfully damn annoying too...

you should check out the catasynchro hydrostyllic quasistatic compression injection filtronic belt-shaft nozzilator system... I'm willing to put big bucks on it that yours is either too loose, vibrating excessively or it just ain't there ;-). Tell the honda guys to check it out ;-)
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[User Picture]From: stephenbooth_uk
2002-08-16 01:31 pm (UTC)
This sounds familiar. How old is the car?

One of my friends had the same symptoms and it turned out to be the engine management system electronics, something was over heating or failing and was sending screwy data to whatever was next down the line. Made it think the engine was ticking over too fast.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-08-16 01:45 pm (UTC)
'99
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[User Picture]From: handinhand98d
2002-08-16 03:37 pm (UTC)
It probably has something to do with one of the belts. My car had the same problem a few weeks back. Took it in to Goodyear and they had to replace the timing belt and one of the bolts underneath that.
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From: jimmy10
2002-08-16 08:04 pm (UTC)
Not a honda, but a Firebird SE v6....same condition...turned out to be a damaged fuel heater so that the onboard computer gave a hard deceleration and down shifted if it could. Did about the same thing on grades....thought I was about to lose the tranny.
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[User Picture]From: nemo
2002-08-17 07:46 am (UTC)
It could be a number of things. Because Nick said it was "jerking" it could be a problem with the throttle cable or the actual throttle butterfly. Hopefully it is something as simple as needing to tighten the throttle cable so that the butterfly doesn't close too far while coasting (assuming that is the problem). However with modern engine management, your ECU may be sending a bad signal to either the throttle position sensor or the fuel system (which shouldn't be too bad to fix either).

But without actually being able to see the car I'm likely just talking out of my ass.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-08-19 03:45 pm (UTC)
I think you have more of a clue than they do. See upcoming post.
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