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1992 Honda Accord EX Sputtering

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Old 09-10-2011, 08:18 PM
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I have a '92 Honda Accord EX with about 200k miles on it. When in park the car idle's fine, when I set it to reverse the car shakes badly and acts like it wants to cut off and sometimes does. When accelerating the car will sputter a few times and either take off or cut off. I've replaced the spark plugs, and the wires are only a few months old. Can't seem to figure out what is wrong with the car. Thanks in advanced!
 
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:30 PM
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Any stored codes in the ecu? After that, if there are none.

Suggest, checking/replacing the cap and rotor, if they have not been done or are due.

Does this happen all the time or just when the car is cold/or only once warm?
 
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:32 PM
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Happens at anytime. Earlier I just turned the car on and put it in reverse and it cut off. Sometimes it can run for a little bit then it will happen.
 
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:22 AM
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Check for codes and inspect the cap and rotor. Need to rule these out before going further.
 
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The cap and rotor was replaced at the same time the spark plug wires were, around November 2010. I don't know how to check for any stored codes on the ECU, but wouldn't if you reset the battery it would reset the computer?
 
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:12 AM
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Ok, didn't know you did the cap and rotor already, saw the plugs and wires.

At the top, there is a "Sticky"-Common DIY Threads. In there you can find out how to check for codes....IMO, finding the connector will be the hardest part of this.

Yes, you can reset them, I just hate to do that without knowing what they were. or IF there were any. Both (code or no code) can be important for the next steps.
 

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Old 09-11-2011, 10:34 AM
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Your car may be running a little lean. Refer to these links:

autorepair.about.com/library/a/1h/bl458h.htm

honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1844067
 
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Here's a thread on testing the TW sensor:

https://www.hondaaccordforum.com/for...w-sensor-5682/
 
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:21 PM
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How do you test the ECU? I can't find out how.
 
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This is how to check the codes and what they are on the 92 honda. How to find check engine codes on a 92 Honda accord
 

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