Question about 1997 Honda Civic
I have had issues in the past with the car dying when I engage the clutch slowing down, for example approaching a stoplight. It always fires back up immediately, and drives fine until the next time. Today as I was leaving work, it started sputtering and running really rough at idle with small amounts of smoke, which I thought was unusual and it died twice but fired right back up. On my way home, from a dead stop until 3500-4000 rpms (est), it was sluggish and shuddering and then once I'd hit that certain rmp, it would snap back to life and drive like nothing was wrong? I stopped on the way home and grabbed new plugs thinking one might not be firing and put new ones in and still getting the same thing. The car has never ran hot, the oil was fine and the coolant level was fine. The smoke is throwing me off here so I'm wondering if it might be fuel related? I'm not sure when the filter or pump was last changed, but thought maybe a clogged filter could be causing some of these symptoms also? Thanks for your help!
Replace fuel filter and check fuel pressure should be 28 - 36 psi.clean fuel injectors.your ignition timing off need adjusting and readjust idle speed should be 650 - 750 rpm.if all fails could have faulty engine coolant sensor or faulty oxygen sensor.
Posted on Jan 24, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
it might just be your timing i had the same problem with my 94 hatch did have any power on first or second just had a friend adjust the timing and werks just fine.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
Could be Lots of things Causeing that Frist Could be a Cracked Spark plug and Be your Timing out on it also could be Vacume Leack EGR stuck open or Closed Bad Wires Emissions Control System not workin Right
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
Check the small ground wire from the engine to the body chassis. Remove it from both ends wire brush were the lugs connect also wire brush the lugs. Install some vaseline on the connection points and tighten.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
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