I have replaced the distributor cap, fuel pressure regulator, and now am being told to check the ICM and coil.. what else could it be.. can some one help me... It acts like it just runs out of gas but the pump works just fine and there is plenty of gas. It just cuts out..
My car had the same problem we checked everything in between the fuel main relay and the distributor and it was the distributor at the end of the day I tried every part new to make sure everything was working. Check the distributor that might be it. I hope it helps.
P.S. My car stopped as if it ran out of gas while I was driving, then after letting it cool it started again and when the cooling fans went on it stopped running again. I bought the fuel main relay because it was damaged by the distributor's problem.
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When you say you have fuel, do you have normal fuel pressure at the injectors ? Because Honda cars are known for faulty fuel pump relays.
The relay stops powering the pump when it gets hot but will start back up when the relay cools off.
Someone needs to check for voltage at the coil and the distributor. The pickup coil in the distributor tells the coil when to fire. If you are getting spark at the coil tower but not at the plugs, check the cap and rotor.
MAKE SURE SPARK PLUGS AND WIRES IN GOOD CONDITION, REPLACE DISTRIBUTOR CAP AND ROTOR,CHECK FOR SPARK AT SPARK PLUGS,IF YOU DONT SEE SPARK CHECK TO SEE IF POWER GOING TO COIL IF NOT CHECK IGNITION FUSE.IF FUSE OKAY AND POWER GOING TO IGNITION COIL,COIL FAULTY OR IGNITER UNIT FAULTY. CHECK FOR FUEL PRESSURE MAKE SURE FUEL FILTER BEEN CHANGED.FUEL PRESSURE SHOULD BE 40 PSI. IF YOU GETTING SPARK AND FUEL. YOUR IGNITION TIMING OFF OR VALVE TIMING OFF DUE TO A WORN TIMING BELT.
if stalling occurs when foot on brake,then chances are you have an air leak,in either the hose from the inlet manifold to the brake servo or a leaking brake servo,as the hose is the cheaper of the two to replace try that first.....
Concerning the fuel issue, i would check these components listed below for faults and possible damage as well. any damage or apparentmalfunctions in these specificdevices will disrupt normal fuel flow in thisvehicle. The list follows.
1. Inspect the Fuel Filter-- This filter may be clogged or dirty. replace if faulty. 2. Inspect the fuel pump relay-- This relay may be faulty and not functioning at this time. it will cut of the flow of fuel if so. 3. Inspect the Fuel Injector Pressure Regulator-- This may be a problem spot as well if it becomes unstable and unable to regulate the pressure. 4. Inspect the fuel pump-- This device actually pumps the fuel needed for operation. if its not working, it will disrupt the flow of fuel to the injection system as well. 5. Another problem spot will be the Engine Control Computer-- This device is vital to proper spark and fuel operation. if its malfunctioning, it will affect spark and fuel flow. check accordingly for faults. also know as the ECM/PCM. 6. Inspect the Fuel pump strainer--- This device could be clogged or dirty as well. replace if found to be dirty or clogged.
Concerning the Spark-- This issue can encompass many problem areas in the engine compartment. One common issue with a non spark issue would be the distributor cap or ignition coil. most newer vehicles will have the coil and older models will have the distributor cap design. I would check the distributor, if installed for a cracked cap or burned components as well. if your model has a coil ignition system, i would test its operational value as well. Also, check the Wireset as well.
Check the spark plug wires for worn or damage insulation. make sure they are connected to the plugs securely and tight.
Inspect the ignition switch for broken connections. this switch, if faulty, can affect proper ignition timing and spark as well. Your vehicle has a distributorless system and i will address the proper procedure that will allow proper testing results.
The distributorless ignition system used by 1991-94 2.3L and 4.0L, and
all 1995-99 engines is referred to as the Electronic Ignition (EI)
system. It eliminates the conventional distributor by utilizing
multiple ignition coils instead. The EI system consists of the
Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensorIgnition Control Module (ICM) (EEC-IV systems only)Ignition coil(s)The spark angle portion of the Powertrain Control Module (PCM)Related wiring
I recommend testing all EI system components for faults. if there is a fault an any of the EI system devices, it will disrupt the ignition system and it will cause a non spark issue that will result in a non start.
Ok if you have spark from the coil to the distributor cap, the rotor inside the distributor cap is bad and needs to be replaced, This is the only possible answer.
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