Go Back   Honda Accord Forum - Honda Accord Enthusiast Forums > General > General Tech Help
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Welcome to the Honda Accord Forum - Honda Accord Enthusiast Forums.
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-22-2010, 04:47 PM
Newest Of Newbies
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 11
Default Won't rev over 3000 rpm

I just recently picked up a 92 Accord LX with the 2.2 SOHC 16 valve. When I start the car it runs a little rough to start with almost like it is misfiring, once you rev it up a couple times then it runs nice and smooth. The biggest problem is it won't rev over 3000rpm. Once you get to 3000rpm it starts to pop like it is misfiring. Someone had changed the plugs,plug wires cap and rotor. I tested the Fuel pressure and it was low so I change the filter and pump and it stills won't rev over 3000 rpm. Anyone have any advice??
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Honda Accord Forum!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-22-2010, 05:27 PM
Super Moderator
2005 Acura TSX
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 10,699
Default

After you changed the filter and fuel pump, was the pressure within range?

Also, remove the vacuum hose to the fuel pressure regulator. Turn the key to the II position, allow the fuel pump to prime, turn key off. Do this a few times to pressurize the system. If there is a strong smell of gas on the regulator, then it is likely ruptured and needs replaced.
__________________
2005 Acura TSX MT
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-22-2010, 06:48 PM
Newest Of Newbies
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 11
Default

Yes after I changed the pump and filter the pressure unregulated is now 46psi and regulated it is 32psi. I did what you suggested and disconnected the vacuum and cycle the key a few times and I do not smell any fuel.

I saw in another thread I guy had a 96 accord that was doing the same thing and it ended up being the crank sensor was cracked. This car is doing the same thing where it rev's up nice and smooth and once you get just over 3000rpm it acts like a rev limiter would.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PAhonda View Post
After you changed the filter and fuel pump, was the pressure within range?

Also, remove the vacuum hose to the fuel pressure regulator. Turn the key to the II position, allow the fuel pump to prime, turn key off. Do this a few times to pressurize the system. If there is a strong smell of gas on the regulator, then it is likely ruptured and needs replaced.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-22-2010, 07:19 PM
Super Moderator
2005 Acura TSX
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 10,699
Default

Does the check engine light turn on when you are driving?

There is a ground connection under one of the radiator hoses at the engine block. You might want to clean up the connection with some sandpaper and tighten it down.
__________________
2005 Acura TSX MT
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-22-2010, 08:45 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 102
Default

Are you revving it up sitting, or under power? The popping at 3K sounds like misfire. IF it is a misfire, this is not good for the engine. I wouldn't rev it that high with whatever problem you have. Does it miss like this under power? Let us know what you find.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-23-2010, 01:02 PM
Newest Of Newbies
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 11
Default

Hey Pete, The engine reacts exactly the same whether you are sitting or under power. It is not a misfire it is more like a rev limiter type of reaction. As long as you don't rev the car over 3000 rpm the engine runs perfect. I acts as if something takes all the power away once you hit 3000rpm and above. I even forced it to rev up to 4500rpm by dropping into a lower gear and when I did this it just slowed the car down. It did not misfire or anything it ran smooth but you could not accelerate.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wicked Pete View Post
Are you revving it up sitting, or under power? The popping at 3K sounds like misfire. IF it is a misfire, this is not good for the engine. I wouldn't rev it that high with whatever problem you have. Does it miss like this under power? Let us know what you find.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-23-2010, 01:05 PM
Newest Of Newbies
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 11
Default

The check engine light is on and it looks like it has been on for a real long time because someone put tape over the light to hide it. I tried to check the codes but it will give me any codes. I have tried to get the codes by using a paperclip in the blue test plug under the passanger dash and the check enging light just stays constant. It never blinks at all. Any suggestions on how else to check the codes??


Quote:
Originally Posted by PAhonda View Post
Does the check engine light turn on when you are driving?

There is a ground connection under one of the radiator hoses at the engine block. You might want to clean up the connection with some sandpaper and tighten it down.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-23-2010, 06:13 PM
JimBlake's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 15,678
Default

With a 92 shop manual (DIY section - sticky thread about manuals) you can check the pin=out of the ECU. One pin of the blue connector is ground, other pin goes to the ECU. You can simply use a jumper wire to ground the proper pin at the ECU.

Similarly, check the CEL is wired to its proper pin of the ECU. I think CEL is powered all the time & ECU switches the ground side of the lamp.
__________________
'05 Saab 9x aero (RIP)
'09 Saab 9ss
'10 Saab 9sc
my kids have Civics
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-24-2010, 08:43 AM
hondadude's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Posts: 2,168
Default

The first thing I'd try is to reset the ECU.
Unhook the battery neg cable for 30 seconds.
Then if you get a CEL again, try to check for flash codes again.
You might wind up needing to replace the ECU.
__________________
93 Yota T-100 155k miles. 3.0 "born to die" engine
92 Acura Legend 135k miles. Wife lets me drive it for oil changes.
The one eyed Mechanic says "The fluid is low"; The two eyed Technician says "WHY is the fluid low?"
Been There, Done That, Read the Book, Seen the Movie, Got the T-shirt
http://www.righttorepair.org/
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-24-2010, 09:14 AM
deserthonda's Avatar
Been Around A Long Time Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: In The Desert ( Sahara ? )
Posts: 4,755
Default

have you checked cam timing ??
__________________
Take a look in the DIY section before asking for help.

Always Diagnose First,,, Before Replacing Parts.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2010, 09:14 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
2006, 22r, 3000, 3000rpm, accord, dies, engine, fuel, higher, honda, pressure, regulator, rev, revs, rpm, wont


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:02 PM.

Internet Brands, Inc.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.


Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for HondaAccordforum.com content, comments, or advertising. HondaAccordforum.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse HondaAccordforum.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.

Emails Backup