2000 Honda Civic Engine Stalls

Tiny
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  • 2000 HONDA CIVIC
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  • 67,000 MILES
Hi I have a 2000 civic but it has a 94 integra gsr engine b18c1 and today I was driving to work and I was driving for bout 5 minutes at about 70 mph and then my car just lost power, I put it to nuetral and my engine wasnt running, I put it back in gear, it sort of starts but there is no power. I stopped, cranned the engine and it started, I drove again and after I hit about 65 being in 5 gear, my car did the same thing. Then I just took the streets to work and didnt go over 45 and drove in 1-5 gear and it was working fine. What oculd be wrong?
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Thursday, August 21st, 2008 AT 7:23 AM

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Tiny
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Hi Vadka,

I would check for a clogged fuel filter or restricted exhaust system, eg catalytic converter.

Is the CEL showing?
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Friday, August 22nd, 2008 AT 10:32 AM
Tiny
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Yes the cel is showing and I pulled the codes and they said code 8 which is TDC sensor(top dead center) aka ckp sensor(crankshaft position sensor) I believe, not exactly sure tho. And also it throws code 15 at me which is ignition output signal.
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Friday, August 22nd, 2008 AT 10:36 AM
Tiny
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Hi Vadka,

Code #15 = ICM
Code # 8 = TDC sensor.
The distributor is faulty and needs to be replaced.
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Friday, August 22nd, 2008 AT 7:36 PM
Tiny
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THank you very much. And I also have another problem, this is my third ICM that fried already. DO you know why that is? Is it cuz there is no ground? Or bad ecu? Or there is no ground to the distributor? Or no ground to the engine?
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Monday, August 25th, 2008 AT 6:41 AM
Tiny
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Hi Vadka,

The ICM might not be faulty, its wiring circuit/connections could be bad.

I would suggest replacing the distributor assy.

Check the grounding point at the thermostat housing.

Another grounding point is the valve cover near timing belt.
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Monday, August 25th, 2008 AT 8:42 AM
Tiny
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So you do think that its the grounding that makes the icm fry? Because wheni put a new icm in it works and gives spark and then a few days later no spark. So I should just check the ground wires and all the wiring that connects to the distributor?
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Monday, August 25th, 2008 AT 9:04 AM
Tiny
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Yes, it could be the groundings but it is showing a #8 so 1 of the sensors is faulty.

Did you test the ignition coil resistance? Could it be the coil that is faulty and causing the ICM to go bad?
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Monday, August 25th, 2008 AT 12:53 PM
Tiny
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Well I just replaced my coil last week when I was changing my igniter so its a brand new one. Where is the sensor located in the distributor? Also since its a 94 motor and uses a obd1 ecu (car originally comes with obd2 moptor and ecu) but I have an obd2 distributor on it, could it be that because I got obd1 motor and ecu but obd2 distributor?
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Monday, August 25th, 2008 AT 12:57 PM
Tiny
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Should be no difference whether OBD I or II distributor,

Sensor is located inside distibutor and non serviceable. You can test the resistance across the terminals of the distrubutor wire sockets to verify if sensors are faulty or shorting.
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Monday, August 25th, 2008 AT 2:51 PM
Tiny
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Oh ic ic well thank you so much :) I think I have no ground somewhere so I gotta look at all the wires and then going to get a new distributor.
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Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 AT 6:36 AM

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