89 , PEDAL DOWN, CAR SHUTS OFF

1989 Honda Civic

Tiny

syedz7

January, 29, 2006 AT 2:53 PM

I have a 89 Honda Civic LX. Recently I cleaned the engine becuase it was messy from a previous coolant leak. Now it starts fine, and idles fine, when I put in Drive, it drives fine. However when I press the gas pedal down to accelerate. It dies. If I tap the accelerator, it will get some momentum, but I cant live going 15 miles an hour. Do you know what could have caused this?

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3 Answers

Tiny

GreaseMunke

January, 30, 2006 AT 1:12 AM

Sounds like a vacuum leak.

Tiny

syedz7

January, 30, 2006 AT 1:35 PM

So what do I do,

take into shop to find the vacuumm leak?

It only happens, when the car is hot and is has been on for a while

Tiny

jelled21

January, 30, 2006 AT 11:33 PM

Is it fuel injected or carbuerated? If carb then might just need to be cleaned and rebuilt. Fairly inexpensive, but check for the vacuum leaks first. And they are pretty easy to find just follow each vacuum line and feel and listen for any suction or hissing noises.

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