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Old 23 Jun 2011, 03:16 am
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Default Acceleration problems: 1998 Honda Civic Ex?

Okay, so I have a 98 Honda Civic Ex Coupe and I need some help.















I recently bought the car and installed a new air intake. But the problem is, my car doesn't accelerate fast. Like okay, If I want to get into another lane and I want to get in fast, my car make a deep hum, but it won;t accelerate fast until it gets to like 45 or 50 mph. And when I release the break it slows down pretty fast. I don;t even need to push on the breaks all that much when I;m getting off the freeway.















Another thing, I noticed the rpm's go up and down and the car sounds like it wants to turn off so I have to put it in park while I'm at a red light. Any help???















What should I have checked?















Also, my dad checked it with a code reader, but the machine says it has nothing wrong.















HELP?!?!?
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Old 23 Jun 2011, 03:31 am
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Old 23 Jun 2011, 03:46 am
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check the fuel filter, this causes the car to want to die while running and this also makes the car run rather sluggish if its all clogged up, or maybe even check to see if the air intake has something stuck in it, i've had it happen on my civic
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Old 23 Jun 2011, 04:01 am
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Question: did the engine idle and accelerate normally before the intake was installed?
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Old 23 Jun 2011, 04:16 am
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it's a 98 Honda, so it might be worth checking the engine mounts. These are little rubber blocks that hold the engine to the body, but when they start going (age), the engine can move thus rev, before the car actually moves, leaving you feeling like you're going nowhere! Check air intakes too.
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very nice Honda.....strong,,, and robustness,,,,thnx
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Old 23 Jun 2011, 04:46 am
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check your brake, do your front rim cover by brake pad dust?if yes you need to repair your brake because the brake piston stuck
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Old 26 Jun 2011, 03:45 pm
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you probably need to visit your mechanic or try some of this auto repair shops there the best in the state.
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