Question about 1989 Honda Prelude
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?
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.
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
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The engine and automatic transmission in this vehicles drive train are fully electronically controlled by a computer called the PCM (Power Train Control Module). Whenever a problem like this occurs the computer stores a record of the problem (there are of course some exceptions to this, like the fuel pump, engine coolant temperature sensor and MAF sensor for instance) in the form of a fault code in its memory, to read these fault codes you must have the systems memory scanned with a special tool. Once the fault code(s) are read you then must perform the appropriate diagnostic testing to find and resolve the problem(s) DO NOT REPLACE ANY PARTS UNTIL A TRAINED TECHNICAIN HAS DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM TO AVOID SPENDING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON PARTS THAT MAY NOT CORRECT THE PROBLEM
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