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1997 acura cl 2.2 5 speed , engine swaped to h22a vtech still 2.2 sometimes mostly when rainy or realy humid even sometimes wen its not but mostly wen it rains , the car is very hard to start i play with the gas untill it finaly starts , then the car does not run good , if i press softly on the gas the RPM goes up nicely and the engines runs good but as soon as i press down a bit harder on the gas pedal the engines goes to die or almost , (boggs out) , like if its not takin the gas im sending only litle bits , then i press softly again, n works good , press hard on gas pedal n u can see the RPM try to go up but its slowly going down till it dies unless i let go of the gass or press it realy lightly after a while ( 10 mins ) of givin it gas and leting go till it seems to clear up then the car works great , the check engine light is on and off from time to time , my last car had the exact same problem well symptoms atleast and it got worst and worst till the car just started after 2 mins of trying n ran the same way but never got beter . thank alot for any help greatly apreciated

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SOURCE: Runs 5 minutes then dies. Won't start until engine is cold.

Try the WD-40 spray in intake of throttle body with air intake hose off, to see if it will kick at all, even for a second or 2. We need to confirm whether your losing fuel or spark when it dies. Ignition & fuel, can cause similar symptoms in this case.

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SOURCE: Acura Legend Idles very low and then it turns off

try cleaning the throtal plate with carb cleaner.

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SOURCE: 2000 Acura 3.2TL starting problem

i have same issue

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SOURCE: 99 Acura TL dies when I try to start

I have helped many Honda/Acura owners on this issue. Many mechanics will replace many parts prior to solving this problem, which then creates unnecessary repairs and spending. So here is my diagnosis: Notice if your speedometer drops to zero when your engine dies while driving. If this happens its your ignition switch failing. Ignition switches in Honda/Acura vehicles years 97-02 encounter faulty or shorted internal contacts. This causes premateur electrical failure to vital engine electrical parts, causing vehicle to stall intermittedly. A recall has been in place since 2002, approximately 1.3mil vehicles are affected, call your local honda/acura dealer for info and possible free repair or replace the ignition switch yourself. Hopefully my info helps you!!

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: after running my acura 2000 for over 10 miles

It could be the fuel pressure regulator, the regulator is vacuum operated. When the diaphram ruptures gas is allowed to go directly into the intake manifold, through the regulator. So, when you shut the engine off, there is still pressure in the fuel system, with a ruptured diaphram the gas can leak through the vacuum line into the manifold. Thus, flooding the engine. If you pull the vacuum line off the regulator and it's wet with gas that's the problem. The part is about $100 from Napa Auto Parts.

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