Question about 1989 Honda Prelude

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She won't start up no more...

As of thurs this past week, i've been experiencing total loss of rpms, and up until the past couple of days, i've been able to let the car sit for a while and then it starts right back up. I've replaced the spark plugs and spark plug wiring, and, i have also replaced the battery, but this doesn't seem to remedy my dilemma.

How i lost rpms is a mystery to me, seeing as how i really don't know all that much about cars in general, and i wanna be able to fix this problem without having to take it to a mechanic and spend a ton of money for him to just tell me he couldn't figure out what the problem is.

All i know is that every time i have been in mid acceleration(2nd and 3rd gears in shifting), my tach gauge drops instantly to 0 and the car completely shuts down. i've been able to coast until complete stop, and the engine will not turn over...

My question is would this be a fuel pump problem or a faulty distributor or rotor?

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Sounds like a fuel problem to me. I would try some of these easy (and cheap) things first. Try replacing the rotor and cap as well as the fuel filter. Sounds more like a fuel issue than electrical. Sounds kinda like a clogged fuel filter. Let me know what you come up with. Hope this helps you a little bit.

SIncerely,

JC

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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