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Old 07 Sep 2007, 05:02 pm
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Default My 03 Honda Accord gets very poor gas mileage of not even 14 mpg, should be 25. What could...

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Old 07 Sep 2007, 05:04 pm
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could be a number of things... i had a jeep, which got less gas milage than it was suppose to. turns out, it needed a tune up. so try that to start with. if you have a boyfriend/husband that knows how to work on cars... you could probably by the parts and have him put them on... which would be a lot cheaper. all ya need is plugs and wires, distributor and fuel filter i think.
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Old 07 Sep 2007, 05:08 pm
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The first thing to try is to run some fuel injection cleaner through one tank of gas and change the air filter and possibly the fuel filter.After that you will want to change the oxygen sensor.If none of that works you'll probably need to take it into the dealer.btw--your right. My 96 accord getts 24-28mpg
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Old 07 Sep 2007, 05:10 pm
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check air cleaner for dirt and restriction(nest etc)
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Old 07 Sep 2007, 05:18 pm
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cars are desgined to perform at a certain level. in order to maintain that level, you will have to maintain your car well. get a scheduled service which includes at a minimum...1. cleaning your fuel injectors2. replacing your air filter3. replacing your fuel filter4. replacing your spark plugsthink of your car as a human body. if you want to run a marathon, you definitely have to keep your body in good shape. if you smoke or generally don't take care of your body, then your performance in that marathon will be greatly diminished. your car needs to be taken care of just like your own body.
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Old 07 Sep 2007, 05:24 pm
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Use premium gas and get a full tune up.
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Old 07 Sep 2007, 05:30 pm
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might be an O2 sensor...if there area any check engine lights on, go to autozone and have them check the diagnostics(its free, dont worry) if it has alot of hesitation every now and then, then its more than likely the o2 sensor. they tend to go quite often on the 01-05 hondas, not sure why, but i personally hate it...
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Old 07 Sep 2007, 05:34 pm
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needs a complete tune up
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Driving habits, slow down. Also check tire pressure.
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Old 07 Sep 2007, 05:40 pm
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your tires could be bad. that could give you bad gas milage
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