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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 happyhapka@hotmail.com

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  • 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

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

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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

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    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.



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