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jimr
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Sep 14, 2010, 10:25 PM

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I own a 2000 Honda Accord LX. I was driving it the other day and had to accelerate to adjust to the traffic and the engine kind of hiccupped. Almost like it was flooding. No power for a split second. The service engine light came on. When a friend of mine put his tester on it it came up P1259. In that book I own that comes up vtec system malfunction. What is that and how do I fix it? Thanks.


Sidom
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Sep 14, 2010, 11:24 PM

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A common problem with those is a bad vtec solenoid. It's on the right rear of the head close to the dist. You can try taking it off & clean the screen, that's another problem with them, the screens getting clogged.

Also change the oil with the correct weight oil but that goes without saying...






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