Question about 1989 Honda CRX
Sounds like timing to me. Rent a timing light - or just pay a friendly mechanic to check your timing. There is a special tool you can use to check your timing for top dead center.
Here is a home remedy. Mark the distributor and the engine for location. You can score them both with a standard flat head screw driver. Loosen the distributor. Have a helper start the car. With the helper pushing to the car to around 2500 - 3500 RPM turn the distributor a little each way to see if you notice a better power band. On older cars like yours be careful not to get a shock from lousy plug wires.If you go to turn the distributor and get a nasty but harmless shock - consider putting new plug wires on the car. You should notice a great increase in performance. You may need to adjust this the first time or two but it is a great way to tune the car when no timing light is around. Be sure to tighten the distributor bolts.
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Posted on May 03, 2010
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