1993 Honda Accord Engine cuts out after driving for 10 minu

Tiny
DONKEY57
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  • 1993 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 146,000 MILES
I have a 1993 Honda Accord that seems to cut out and lose power. After starting it in the morning and driving it down the road, it will cutout and lose power about 10 minutes into my drive. Ussually it does it about the same time everyday and then after it works its bugs out, it will run fine. Although lately it has been cutting out every once in a while throughout day while I'm driving around 55-60 mph? Do you have any idea what could be causing this?
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Thursday, September 18th, 2008 AT 9:30 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi Donkey57,

When it cuts out, was it easy to restart?

You mean it cuts out when cruising with accelerator pedal depressed too?
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Friday, September 19th, 2008 AT 10:08 AM
Tiny
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The car does'nt stop running, it starts fine and runs good most of the time. There is two times that I notice it cut out and lose power or feel really sluggish and that is 10 min into my drive in morning or sometimes throughout day while I'm driving around 55-60 mph. It will ussually act sluggish and cut out for a minute or two and then it starts running fine. But it stays running and does'nt stall out. Would a catalytic converter show these signs? Another thing the car used to do but seems to have stopped now, is when you put it in park the idle would rev up and down, but I was told this could be an ildle air control valve? I put new plugs, wires, cap/rotor, pcv valve, water pump/timing belt kit, and it was smog and came out good all in the last year.
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Friday, September 19th, 2008 AT 1:36 PM
Tiny
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1993 model is equipped with EACV = Electronic Air Control Valve. When idling surges it usually is due to vacumn leakage or idle adjust screw adjusted too high.

Low coolant level and clogged coolant hoses to EACV can cause the above problem too.

Your problem of power loss and hesistation could be caused by the EGR operations. Disconnect the EGR vacumn and test if the problem persists.
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Saturday, September 20th, 2008 AT 6:21 AM

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