1989 Honda Civic fuel problems due to falty wiring

  • 1989 HONDA CIVIC
Electrical problem
1989 Honda Civic 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

i just installed a fuel pump and a main relay on my honda civic the guy who installed it made a jumper for the fuel pump on the relay cuz the pump was not working wothout it and it was running fine I drove from california to utah and now it stops when ever I come to a stop or even as iam driving the pump just gives out and I have to restart the car I have no money or experince with repairs but if there is any way I could fix it my self could you tell me how and ill do my best
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Sunday, September 13th, 2009 AT 3:03 PM

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Hi Drecko0369,

With a jumper, the fuel pump would be running once the ignition switch is turned ON. The PGM-FI main relay is known to cause non starting and repairs can be made by resoldering the circuit board.

Since relay has been jumped, this is not the cause of the engine stalling. I don't believe that the fuel pump is the cause of the stalling as well.

Stalling during idling are usually caused by low idling speed and this is caused by dirty throttle body and IAC. They can be cleaned by using carb cleaner. Readjusting the idling speed after cleaning should solve the stalling when stopped.

Stalling during driving if it happens only when gas pedal is released could be attributed to the throttle body and IAC as well.

If engine stalls while cruising, check if the dash lights comes on. If no indicatro lights are showing, the problem should be a faulty ignition switch. Servicing the ignition switch is possible but it might not last and you have to be careful not to make any mistake while reassembling.
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Thursday, September 17th, 2009 AT 10:03 AM

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