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Car stalling, kicking back on acceleration at 25 - 35 miles speed

Last year I had my timing belt, water pump and catalytic converter replaced- that is painful the cost of getting all three done at the same time!!

Anyway a few days later I started noticing, (from stop light) on acceleration the car stalls or it feels like the engine kicks back. This occurs mostly around speed 25-35 miles/hr. The car is fine at higher speeds.

I have got a bunch of suggestion that states it could be a vacuum leak, a serious transmission problem, timing belt needs to be readjusted.

Any suggestions that will fix the problem without going into expensive repairs.

1996 honda civic lx


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Try the crankshaft position sensor. I had the same problem with mine. Hope this helps.

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It sounds like the timing is off a tooth to me too. I changed the head gasket on my 1996 ford ranger and when I put it back together I suffered a major loss in acceleration power, but the dam thing idled fine and ran fine. So to make a long story short after checking all kinds of things it wound up being that when I put engine back together I missed the timing by one tooth on the timing cog.

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