Engine acting like it is running out of fuel?

Tiny
JENNIFER CALLAHAN
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  • 1997 HONDA CIVIC
  • 1.6L
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 18,300 MILES
It will lose power start sounding like it's trying to shut off but doesn't. It will drive good for a minute but does it again.
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Sunday, April 18th, 2021 AT 4:06 AM

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Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello, I'm Danny.

The first thing I would suggest is to perform a fuel pressure test to rule out a weak or failing fuel pump that is not supplying adequate fuel pressure. If you don't have access to a fuel pressure test most auto parts stores have a tool loaner program and can rent you one. Here is a tutorial showing what is involved on how to perform a fuel pressure test:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

The fuel pressure specification for your car is with engine idling to be 28-36 PSI. Get back to us after performing this test with the results and we'll go from there. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.

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Sunday, April 18th, 2021 AT 4:40 AM

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