86 HONDA CIVIC 1500 DX

  • Tiny
  • MissHondaCivic
  • 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

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006 AT 2:57 AM

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  • Tiny
  • syncrait
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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

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2006 AT 6:30 AM
  • Tiny
  • MissHondaCivic
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It likes to back fire some times. Then it will shift down then die.

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2006 AT 3:06 PM
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  • Bruce Hunt
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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.

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Wednesday, June 14th, 2006 AT 5:42 PM

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