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Civic VX 1992

Engine missed when cruising on flat road. Come back normal when accelerating. Engine stop when stopping at a red light.

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  • Ed Woods
    Ed Woods May 11, 2010

    Sounds like it could very well be a ignition module or coil..And I think thats part of the distributor itself....Does it run like this all the time or get worse other times like in rain.....

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It could be in the throttle body or carb whichever your car is eqipped with..water in the gas etc

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Engine wiring-1992-95 Civic (except VX)

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Engine wiring-1992-95 Civic VX

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Chassis wiring-1992-95 Civic, 1993-95 del Sol


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Chassis wiring-1992-95 Civic, 1993-95 del Sol


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