Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-vnyncsjs:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-vnyncsjs:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-5336-vnyncsjs:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-vnyncsjs:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-vnyncsjs:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-vnyncsjs:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-vnyncsjs:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-vnyncsjs:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-vnyncsjs:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-5336-vnyncsjs:173:8

Q: Warm engine, long starting and feels like it isn't getting gas, 10 sec, then takes off like nothing wrong. Doesn't happen all time

asked by on

After car is driven and engine warm, shut off for 10 mins or more, the car is turning over a long time before starting but it does start. Switching from 1st to 2nd gear it feels as though it is dying, like it isn't getting any gas and no power at all to go forward. Push in the clutch and rev the engine and there is nothing for about 10 seconds, feels like it isn't getting gas. Then all of a sudden it will "get gas" and takes off like nothing is wrong and may or may not do it again that day. This doesn't happen every time and when I have had my mechanic for a drive, it didn't happen. Never know when it will happen and I don't give it a chance to stall so I am not sure if it would. Seems to be worse when the weather is warm.

My car has 120000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: The biggest challenge with your symptoms is...

The biggest challenge with your symptoms is they are intermittent. Intermittent symptoms are often difficult to duplicate and we can't diagnose something that is working. The biggest challenge here is recreating the symptoms. While attempting to recreate the symptoms, I would have a scanner connected and recording all the data. If the problem arises, it will be recorded and I would most likely be able to see what happened in the scan data.

It is good you are taking notice of the conditions that the symptoms cause. This information will be valuable for a technician to pinpoint the problem. As for what the problem could be, it could be many things. The fuel pump could be binding and not delivering enough fuel, the TPS (throttle position sensor) may be glitching or a crank or camshaft sensor maybe sending false information. Camshaft and crankshaft sensors are common failures on Civics. So these two sensors would be suspect, as well as the wiring harnesses that feed them. Poor electrical connections are notorious for symptoms such as these.

The long story short is someone will need to catch the culprit sensor in action, which is the biggest challenge with intermittent problems. With my own vehicles, I often wait until the failure becomes more regular to diagnose them. It saves a lot of time.

I recommend the loss of power inspection to help you figure this out.

Good luck!

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Can a error saying Manifold Absolute Pressure/ Barometric Pressure Circuit Malfunction be caused by a almost dead battery?

Hello. The low battery should not cause problem with the MAP sensor but will cause the computer to have different issues. It could cause the charging system to overcharge. You need to verify that the intake does not have any...

Q: What happens if the shift lever doesn’t move?

Without an operational shift lever (gearshift), you’re not going to be driving very far. There are a couple of reasons that the shift lever might not move, so try this: Make sure you have your foot firmly on the brake...

Q: radiator fan issue

I would suspect the cooling fan switch is bad or the two relays for the cooling system are bad. The cooling fan switch should be the most common problem, but for the price of the two relays in the engine...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...