90 Accord cutting out

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Frink, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. Frink

    Frink Guest

    1990 accord exr 5spd, 240,000km
    while accelerating or cruising, the motor will loose all power and shut down
    for a second or two, then come right back and drive fine. I have already
    changed the Ignition switch, distributor, main relay, new plugs, wires, cap
    and rotor.
    I've noticed the idle is high too, around 1000 rpms.
    What are your thoughts on Igniter, coil, pcv valve or fuel filter? could one
    of these be causing my problem?
    Thanks
     
    Frink, Jul 7, 2003
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    Uncle Mike Guest

    sounds like ignitor, right from the start.

    MH
    "alot is not a word"
     
    Uncle Mike, Jul 7, 2003
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    Uncle Mike Guest

    sounds like ignitor, right from the start.

    MH
    "alot is not a word"
     
    Uncle Mike, Jul 7, 2003
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  4. Frink

    Frink Guest

    Thanks,
    I bought and replaced the ignitor last night... we'll see how it goes.
    I thought the problem was fixed after I changed the ignition switch a while
    back, but the stalling continued, but much less frequently.
    How accurate do you think the factory tachometer is? my idle reads just
    under 1000rpms on the dash, but the motor doesn't sound like its turning
    that fast. I have a feeling if I hook up a hand held tach, it will be much
    lower.
     
    Frink, Jul 8, 2003
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  5. Frink

    Frink Guest

    Thanks,
    I bought and replaced the ignitor last night... we'll see how it goes.
    I thought the problem was fixed after I changed the ignition switch a while
    back, but the stalling continued, but much less frequently.
    How accurate do you think the factory tachometer is? my idle reads just
    under 1000rpms on the dash, but the motor doesn't sound like its turning
    that fast. I have a feeling if I hook up a hand held tach, it will be much
    lower.
     
    Frink, Jul 8, 2003
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    Jafir Elkurd Guest

    The factory tacs are almost always off, at least a little, sometimes a lot.
    But sound isn't the way to go...
     
    Jafir Elkurd, Jul 8, 2003
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    Jafir Elkurd Guest

    The factory tacs are almost always off, at least a little, sometimes a lot.
    But sound isn't the way to go...
     
    Jafir Elkurd, Jul 8, 2003
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  8. If the new igniter does not solve the problem, I would suggest that you
    take it to an expert and have him or her check all of the main wires. A
    short in any major wire could cause such a problem. Please don't ask me
    for a list of the important major wires because I'm not an expert.
    However, I did have such a problem with an old car and that turned out to
    be the cause of the problem.
     
    Bill B. Johnson, Jul 8, 2003
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  9. If the new igniter does not solve the problem, I would suggest that you
    take it to an expert and have him or her check all of the main wires. A
    short in any major wire could cause such a problem. Please don't ask me
    for a list of the important major wires because I'm not an expert.
    However, I did have such a problem with an old car and that turned out to
    be the cause of the problem.
     
    Bill B. Johnson, Jul 8, 2003
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