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Need help i have an 89 accord lx 4d carb. manual trans. my car keeps dying even while holding the clutch down i have to keep rpm up when i stop my ac raises the rpm so i just leave it on while driving and it works fine but i wanted to know what this problem could be my guess is the carborator, distribution cap because it shocks people, or the altenator, what do you think got to fix it cause i keep runinng stop signs to keep my car runnin

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Try replacing the fuel filter is this does'nt work it may be your TPS

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