Mechanics

86 1500 DX

Honda Civic

My honda civic keeps losing power and dying. My question is what is going on? I am thinking it is the carburetor or the fuel pump by the gas tank but am not sure. The car takes like 5 mins to start up then when I take off it will die every 500 yards or so. It likes to die when going up a hill and sometimes when I am on flat road. Please help
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MissHondaCivic
June 13, 2006.



Does it sputter. Try first replacing the fuel filter, then I would suggest doing a fuel pressure test to see if your pump is good. Good luck

Tiny
Syncrait
Jun 13, 2006.
It likes to back fire some times. Then it will shift down then die.

Tiny
MissHondaCivic
Jun 13, 2006.
A couple of good points to check are the plug wires which can be kind of finicky. Then I would also look at the timing of the vehicle.

Bruce Hunt
Jun 14, 2006.