1992 Honda Prelude RPM needle jumps, car losing power

Tiny
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  • 1992 HONDA PRELUDE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 200,000 MILES
When car is in idle, sometimes the engine will shut off. When it is running, car will jerk and lose power for a moment and run fine again. RPM needle goes up and down when car loses power. There was one day that the engine shut off and wont start back again. After 2 days, starts fine again. These problems comes and goes. Sometimes it will do it once a week. Sometimes everyday.
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 AT 1:27 AM

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Tiny
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How much does the RPM flucuate by?

If the tachometer needle is not representing what the actual engine speed is, then it is most likely your ICM that has failed.
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Friday, April 3rd, 2009 AT 6:20 PM
Tiny
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RPM goes to zero
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Monday, April 6th, 2009 AT 1:41 PM
Tiny
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You should run some ICM/igniter tests. What you will most likely find is that you will have to replace the ICM inside the distributor.
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Monday, April 6th, 2009 AT 5:29 PM
Tiny
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I replaced the distributor. Its running fine now. Thanks!
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 AT 12:00 AM
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I'm glad you fixed the problem!
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 AT 5:33 PM

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