Question about 1990 Honda CRX

2 Answers

Engine problem hi my name is josh and i have a 1990 honda crx hf.. PROBLEM: at idle it runds jsut fine... but under a load it starts to spit and sputter no matter what the rpm is, and will die, this is what i did to try and fix it... msd coil, msd wires, NGK spark plugs, new distributor, new timing belt, new water pump...cold air intake... please email me at

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • happyhapka Jun 30, 2008

    I checked the vaccume, its ok, after i replaced the distributer the car ran fine for 30 miles, then it started to spit and sputter, only with a load, at idle to red line no load it's fine, all vaccumme lines look good no cracks or rubb throughs, all lines are rubber, and sealed tight on ports, could it be fuel pressure regulator?, or injectors?

  • happyhapka Jun 30, 2008

    Just shits and giggles. I disconnected the fuel pressure regulator, and plugged the vaccumme line and test drove it and it ran like a rapped ape, so i'm thinking fuel presure regulartor. am I right?

  • dwmunn500 Jul 28, 2008

    my 91 crx hf spits and sputters after deceleration and then try to accelerate (after coming down hill) most commom.Than clears up, will run fine till next decel.thanx for any help



2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

It could just be one of your sensors are going out or already did go out

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 77 Answers

You might want to check for any possible vacuum leaks from the back of the intake manifold. A severe enough vacuum leak will cause the engine to spit and sputter. You may also want to check the egr valve stuck in the open position as well. Also caused by possible vacuum issues. Vacuum within the intake will increase with accelaration and if you have a cracked line it could cause the symptoms you are describing.

Good Luck

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

  • Thomas Van Tress
    Thomas Van Tress Jun 30, 2008

    As I am not too familiar with the CRX, but by disconnecting the regulator and the vehicle ran better, that would be a good place to start.

    Good Luck



1 Suggested Answer

  • 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 Mechanic 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 repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 1989 Honda CRX the idle jumps when I push on the clutch what causes this

Does your transmission and clutch work perfectly fine, no noise or any problem? I can't imagine why the idle would jump from dis-engaging the clutch from the flywheel. When you do that, the transmission input shaft is no longer turning with the flywheel- it becomes stationary. If the input shaft had worn gears or a worn bearing, I suppose it could put a little load on the engine, make it work harder to maintain rpm's. So when you push the clutch in, that load from turning a worn bearing or gear disappears and your idle increases. How's that for a crazy solution?

Don't know much about crx, but I assume the computer controls idle? If it does, the ecu would have no compensation in idle speed for pushing the clutch pedal down.

Sep 16, 2015 | Honda Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Crx will idle won't accelerat

I had the same problem with my 91' crx it would idle and have a low rev i adjusted my tranny cable located below the battery tray and accelerated and shifted fine afterwards

Jul 07, 2012 | 1989 Honda CRX

1 Answer

84 crx starts fine and idles fine in park and neutral, but dies immediatly when shifted to drive or reverse. Will run very roughly if pumping accelerator. What's going on?

You might want to check the engine for a vacume leak.Once the rpm's drop it may have a big enough vacume leak to not keep it running under a load.

Feb 18, 2010 | 1984 Honda Civic

2 Answers

1990 crx base model honda civic want start

I would suggest an ignition module. If it is a rough idle at startup I would check the throttle position sensor. You can check that by starting the car and unplugging the TPS. If the car runs differently then chances are it is working fine.

Dec 04, 2009 | 1990 Honda CRX

1 Answer

1990 honda crx si transmission trouble

this is not the problem of fluid, this is a major problem of transmission. The transmission must be detached from the engine, which you cant do by yourself. the transmission can be repaired but i dont know mechanics in your do it. otherwise you have to replace the transmission.

Aug 01, 2009 | 1990 Honda CRX

2 Answers


Wiring faulty, sensor not connected or mismatch, the ECU will not operate normally until it get all required input from the various sensor.

May 24, 2009 | 1989 Honda CRX

1 Answer

Ignition Switch spark shorted something.

its by the battery you have to use a 10mm to open it up

May 20, 2009 | 1990 Honda CRX

Not finding what you are looking for?
1990 Honda CRX Logo

324 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts


Level 3 Expert

77499 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Kevin Daniels

Level 3 Expert

1455 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides