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When I crank, the engine revs up to about 1,000 rpms and then dies. If I can time it just right, I can hit the gas and rev the engine up to 3,000 rpms. As long as I apply gas, it runs. However, once I let it down to about 2,000 rpms, the engine stalls.
I can hear the fuel pump prime when I turn the key to the II position. I pulled the distributor and there's no moisture inside the cap. I checked the voltage on the black/yellow wire going to the distributor, and I have voltage. I wanted to make sure it wasn't the fualty ignition swith issue that I've read about on here.
I am at a complete loss. Any suggestions? Fuel, electrical? Main relay or IACV, maybe?
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Since you already checked voltage at the Blk/Yell wire going to the distributor, it may be the igniter or loose connection. Usually, it will turn out to be a bad igniter, located inside the distributor.
Thanks! I actually replaced the igniter a couple years ago.
I tried to test the igniter. The green and the black/yellow wires both had 12V on them. I had to run out to get a test light. No (blinking) light on the blue wire on the igniter while cranking. However, I think the battery is almost dead 'cause I left the key in the II position while I was out, so I can't be 100% sure. It's been that kinda day
I'll robably run to the salvage yard tomorrow to pick another igniter up, unless there are any other tests I should run beforehand. Any other suggestions?
that code is either the igniter or computer, based on your the info that you can keep it running by keeping you foot in the gas...i'm leaning toward the computer, igniters usually cause a complete no start situation...just a guess based on info provided.
2003 EX-L Coupe 2.4L
1968 Firebird Convertible
Update: Just getting started for the day. Pulled the floormat and carpet back to look at the computer. The carpet and floormat were soaked, and there's a puddle of water in the floor. It very well may have shorted the computer out. I have an extra I may throw on, just to see. Any idea why the water would pool like that? The windows were up. Is there a drain plug somewhere that would cause that?
'94 Honda Accord LX Coupe MT
Last edited by dalejamin; 05-15-2012 at 08:27 AM.
Good thought, but no sunroof. It's always on the passenger side, never on the driver side. That was most likely what did the computer in. I noticed it awhile back, but forgot about it until now. It rained pretty hard over the weekend.
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