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Old 21 Apr 2011, 08:01 pm
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Default My civic bogs down and dont know why?

My 97 honda civic ex coups bogs down bad after I run it kind of hard. Its a five speed vtec and ill shift around 4500 and 5000 rpm. I don't do that often but when I wanna go kind of fast ill do that. But afterwards it will bog down. I know after 4500 rpm the vtec kicks in but why does it bog down after wards when I want to drive normally? Ill be in third gear and it will go really slow and wont pick up speed until it hits 3200 rpm and if im gong up a hill It wont make it up unless I put it in second gear. When it bogs down like that I can press the gas pedal all the way down and it wont gain speed. Someone please tell me what's wrong.
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Old 21 Apr 2011, 09:01 pm
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Could be the catalytic converter is plugged up. Have you been driving it with the check engine light on?
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http://hondatech.info/downloads/Auto/Manuals/Civic/















Download a free manual and follow the troubleshooter flow chart
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