Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1990 Honda civic spits and sputtering low speeds gets wound up it fine changed fuel filter and plugs still same. Cap and rotor or plug wires next????? Any help me please trying to fix this wknd. Also while changing plugs noticed quite a bit of oil in each cylinder plug dripped oil when removing. Mab valve cover gasket leaking oil and fouling plugs? If any questions please hit me up. or respond on here thanks.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Cars & Trucks Master
  • 3,787 Answers

Well oil on your plugs will not help this can limit the spark, if its leaking oil onto the spark plugs replace spark plugs and leads and the cam cover gasket. see how it goes from there, also check for air leaks in the vacuum lines and clean the intake out with some carb cleaner. i would think it should be fine then if these are cleaned and checked.

Posted on Jul 06, 2017


5 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 409 Answers

SOURCE: Honda Misses.

Pin point the dead hole and check that injector.

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

  • 11 Answers

SOURCE: how to remove valve cover gasket on a 1998 honda accord

try removing the bolts hold on the valve cover and once you do that take a razor blade and a little lube and careful scrape the old one off.

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

  • 2620 Answers

SOURCE: 95 Tahoe 5.7 putting too much fuel in the cylinders. Noticed vehicle running extremely rouch. Changed the plugs, distributor cap, rotor button, intake manifold gasket, fuel filter, fuel pump, EGR va

Pull the vacuum hose off of the fuel pressure regulator and the map sensor and if you see any fuel run out of either of them then replace the regulator.

Posted on Feb 24, 2012

  • 1975 Answers

SOURCE: 1991 honda accord hesitates and bottoms out sometimes

I'm gonna try and help if I can. When you say "hesitate", do you mean when you are stopped and trying to take off there is a hesitation ? As far as "bottoms out", I'm not quite sure what you mean there. Are you talking about an idle problem and the idle drops ? Seems as if you have covered any ignition type problems so I would be leaning towards a fuel system or air induction problem. I have had in a number of cases the fuel injector resistor would get hot and not function properly but most of the time it just goes bad but as I said I have come across a few cases. After the vehicle is warmed up and the problem starts, test the resistor. Below are the instructions on how to do this. You will need an ohm meter (digital). When your vehicle is cold or not quite up to operating temp, it gives it more fuel through the fuel injectors so you may not notice any problems until then which seems to be the case here. In the bottom picture there is a picture of your throttle body. Inside the throtle body (red arrow) there is a "plate that opens and closes. Over time it gets a carbon build up which will send a wrong reading to the throtle position or angle sensor. I would try cleaning the plate and its mating surface to make sure it closes properly. You can use some carb or throttle body cleaner. Where the yellow arrow goes is a vacuum line to the canister. You may want to remove that hose and clean that as well for a blockage. At operating temp while at an idle you should have no vacuum. When you slightly start to idle up or give it gas there should be vacuum at the port. If not it's clogged. After cleaning the throttle body I would disconnect the battery for about 10 minutes so the vehicles computer can relearn its idle now that changes have been made. The last thing is, did you adjust the timing ? Some people don't know it and not sure if you are one of them but a service terminal located inside the vehicle has to be jumped with a jumper wire while adjusting timing to specs. If this isn't done, your timing will be off. Ok, I lied. One more thing and that is to check all vacuum lines for dry rot or leaks. There are many other sensors that could be the cause but I would start here. Is your check engine light on ? If you have any questions you can reply here or feel free to email me directly at with all your information and what has been done so far and we can go to other tests to narrow down the problem before you start spending more money on not needed parts. There isn't a cost to you if you email me so no worries there. Don't mind helping. Hope this helps.


Posted on Jun 04, 2012

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

1992 jeep cherokee spits and sputters and will not hardly run sometimes, but at other times it sems to run fine.

You need to do all the basic tune-up things: plugs, wires, cap and rotor, fuel and air filter.

Nov 03, 2013 | 1990 Ford F150

1 Answer

1991 honda accord idles fine drive car spits and sputters no codes

tune up.plugs wires cap rotor pcv valve .fuel filter.

Dec 10, 2011 | 1991 Honda Accord

1 Answer

Will not accelerate fast without popping and sputtering, but will accelerated slow just fine

you have a miss fire under load the most common cause is a bad spak plug wire, if you give it a good old tune up it should take care of the problem.

spark plugs, spark plug wires, distabutor cap and rotor, air filter, fuel filter, and PCV valve.....good luck

Jul 26, 2011 | 1990 Honda Accord

1 Answer

Engine missing at high speed

Start with a tuneup. Change the air filter, plugs, cap, rotor. See what happens. Check ignition wires, if damaged, replace. I assume it idles correctly and runs fine at road speed. Dirt fuel injectors will also cause this as they try to send more fuel through dirty injectors.

Jun 14, 2010 | 2004 Honda Civic

1 Answer

Power loss

Check the fuel filter it may be blocked.

Jan 17, 2009 | 1992 Honda Civic

1 Answer

I have a 1990 honda civic hatch back that hesitates at mid range speeds

check your spark plug wires and make sure the holes where the spark plugs go into the engine are not filled with oil, and your plug wires are soaked . if not make sure your plugs, wires, distributor cap/rotor are all in good condition and we can go from there please rate -Jeff

Jun 10, 2008 | 1990 Honda Civic

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

58 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts


Level 3 Expert

77939 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Thomas Perkins
Thomas Perkins

Level 3 Expert

14405 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides