Q: My 2005 accord Honda will turn over but if I don't keep my foot on the gas it dies with a loud clattering from the engine. Any ideas?

asked by on

Car has been acting strange lately. Heat doesn't work, check engine and maintenance required light has been on for a while. When I start the car it won't stay on unless I keep my foot on the gas. It's very cold around here probably around 30 degrees most days. I did not put antifreeze in it, and the battery is old, though my dad exchanged it for another used battery. Loud clicking/pattering comes from engine.

My car has 300000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My 2005 accord Honda will turn over but if I don't keep my foot on the gas it dies with a loud clattering from the engine. Any ideas?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My dash board lights have been flashing on and off then my car turned off.

It sounds like you might be having an issue with your ignition switch. The ignition switch is responsible for sending power to different electronics depending on the position of the key. This fault appears to be intermittent because the vehicle...

Q: Oil pressure switch was replaced but the Check Engine Light is still on.

Hello there, a few different things will cause your 2011 Honda Pilot to still have the Check Engine Light on after the oil pressure switch was replaced. The most common cause would be the code not being cleared after the...

Q: Car shaking and stalling after adding oil.

Hello, running a car without oil can be catastrophic. It is possible that you have turned bearing or damaged the connecting rods or pistons. It sounds like you may have broke something there is no way of telling without taking...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...