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Poor runing,hard start, 4000 rpm tops

Have to crank 3 or 4 times before it will continue to run. idle rpm vary from 300 to 1000. checked timing and balancer belts and all marks appear to be lined up; checked and set valves, new plugs, wires, rotor cap, computer, compression from 13o to 150 When I put pickup for timing light on wire one or two, i get a flashing strobe like you would expect, when I put pickup on 3 or 4, I get a pretty solid stream of light. The D4 light for the shift indicator flashes on and off. Cpu does not throw and codes. Rpms will not go above 4000 and it takes it a while to get up to that. Car will run for 1 to about 5 minutes and quits when it feels like it.

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  • parker123 Jun 29, 2008

    Throttle position sensor was bad also the previous owner had put on a computer for a standard instead of an automatic.I also replaced the fuel filter. Car runs fine now.
    Don't feel bad though. After running a diagnostic check on the car the Honda Dealership said the map sensor was bad and the map sensor was fine and they totally missed the throttle position sensor problem and took 10 days to do that.


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