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Honda losing power

Hello i have a problem i own a Honda Civic 89-91. I was driving one day normally going up a bridge and the car just died on me, just lost all the revs slowly i would like to know what the problem is. i got home and changed the fuel filter new oil change and tuned the carb a bit and it went well for about 10miles and returned to it's old ways now every 2.5miles i lose all the power i think it is electrical like the distributer or alternator. I lose power mostly when i go up. every time i lose power i wait about 4min then it starts again what could it be? Thank You

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  • Calvin jack
    Calvin jack Jul 08, 2008

    It has about 144 000miles on the clock. Thanks for help, tell me what wears out the rings in the motor?

    If my distributer or was dying would it have the same characteristics and i have spilled some gas(petrol) into the alternator a couple of times in the past 2 months. and also they say Hondas are infamous for the weak alterators. How can i check if is's the motor rings without dismantling the engine. Thanks

  • no1scott Jul 10, 2008

    looking for an upgrade from original Alternator current one has gone bad also have old battery terminals, also have problem when parking on a slight upgrade with starting, especially in high heat and humidity.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    loses power after pressing on gas then press on gas again it goes then starts to lose power again. does this after starting car for the first few miles then run fines



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> No1Scott says: looking for an upgrade from original Alternator current one has gone bad also have old battery terminals, also have problem when parking on a slight upgrade with starting, especially in high heat and humidity.
Problem starting when parked on grade, heat, humidity,... even varies depending on how long the car have been turned off,.... sounds more like problem with "main relay" switch,... its under driver dash near fuse box,... basically solder on main relay becomes loose and you get bad connection,... easy fix is to take cover off main relay switch and resolder the joints,.... google on how to do it.

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Rings in motor wore out and when engine heats it loses compresion . how many miles does it have on it?

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  • james price Jul 12, 2008

    the only way to check the rings is to run a compresion test on the motor go to ur local auto parts an loan a compresion test tool and look up the psi it should have which will proble be a 125-140 or somethin like that u sould let the motor warm up then do this and if the compresion test shows low compresion probally rings or burnt valves but if that was the case u probally wouldnt have any power to begun with it would be weak before it warms up any



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