1988 Honda CRX 1988 CRX Loss of power during acceleration

Tiny
DNL01
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  • 1988 HONDA CRX
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 209,000 MILES
I have a 1988 CRX HF that is experiencing a loss of power. It happens in any gear. At times it works fine, then it will just start sputtering. It seems worse when I am going up a hill, be it ever so slight of an incline. Then when I reach the top of the hill and start on the down side, I am able to pick up speed. Thought that maybe it was the Catalatic converter being clogged up so I drilled a couple of holes in the pipe before the converter to give it better air flow. That did not help. Read another post on here about a bad Fuel Pressure Regulator TPS. I will probably start with these unless someone has a better idea.
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Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 AT 1:26 PM

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Tiny
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Hi Dnl01,

Did you check/replace the fuel filter?
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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 AT 2:44 PM
Tiny
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Yes I have replaced the filter when I first started having this problem. Thanks for the question.
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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 AT 3:14 PM
Tiny
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It does seems like a fuel problem and the pressure regulator or fuel pump are both suspects. If you can do a fuel pressure test, that would provide an answer if they are the culprit.

Btw was the ignition timng checked?
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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 AT 3:30 PM

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