Best Answer

I don't know much about cars, but as I understand it, when an O2 sensor goes bad, all that will happen is that it will default to full rich. Your car will run fine, but your gas mileage will suffer. I had a '73 Chevy that would hesitate if I put low octane gas in it. Being your car is a '98, the computer should compensate for whatever octane you use, but you might try a tankful of premium and see if it helps. If it helps, you can keep buying higher octane gas, or replace (adjust?) the knock sensor, or whatever. If it doesn't work, sorry. Keep looking.

Answerdefinitely not knock sensor. know ur stuff before u answer. yes clean out injectors, check intake/vacuum leaks.

Put a can of Sea Salt to your gasoline. It costs about $6.00 and most auto parts carry it. It cleans the trottle body and injectors. Honda does not recommend using premium gas. Also check your gas filter and air filter


Instead try the throttle position sensor.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2011-06-02 18:30:55
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: If a 1998 Honda Accord EX V6 hesitates when stepping on the gas pedal should you clean out the fuel injectors or change the oxygen sensor?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What do you have to change to swap a 1994 v-tec accord engine for a1997 accord engine?

So far, what I can tell is the distributor and fuel injectors off the older engine have to be put on the newer one. 1994 Accords are OBD1, 1997s are OBD2.

Why car hesitates to crank even after battery change?

Timing is off.

How do you change the fuel injectors for a 2002 Honda Civic?

To change fuel injectors on a 2002 Honda Civic unclip them from the harness. The fuel rail will need to be removed and the injectors will be able to come off.

How do you change the front two speakers in my 2003 accord?

i wana change speaker for 2003 Honda accord

Change the alternator in a1989 Honda Accord lx?

How to change the alternator in a 1989 Honda accord lx

How do you change ignition switch on a 93 Honda Accord?

how to change manual ignition switch on a 93 Honda accord

How do you change the wheel bearing on a 1998 Honda Accord ex?

how do you change a 1998 Honda accord front wheel bearing

1992 Chevy Suburban hesitates stumbles when given gas why?

Change your fuel fiter and air filter

How to remove injectors 1990 Cadillac 273 4.5L?

How to change the injectors on a 1990 4.5 liter Cad. ElDorado engine?

Does your 1998 escort zx2 have 16 lb or 19 lb injectors?

It should have 19# injectors from the factory... They are all 19#/hr injectors. After 1998 the only change in the injectors was the spray pattern. The later model injectors do not flow more, but they do have a better spray pattern.

Do you need a special tool to change fuel injectors?


How do you change the fuel injectors on a 4.0 Jeep Cherokee?

check your answer

People also asked