Oxygen Sensors
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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?

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June 02, 2011 6:30PM

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.

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definitely 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.

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