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Old 07 Jul 2013, 06:16 pm
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Default 1988 honda accord fuel pump problem?

i have a 1988 honda accord lx 5 spd 4 door my car started just jumping at 30 mph when i was at a lower speed it was fine but around 30 mph it was acting like it wasnt taking the gas the more i pushed on the gas peddle the weirder it got. the car was making a vishing sound like something was spining and not catching but it wouldnt accelerate past 30 mph no matter what gear it was in. can anyone help?
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Old 07 Jul 2013, 06:33 pm
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My boyfriend had a 94 civic and it sputtered and was bogging down and it ended up being the fuel pump . But in my 91 crx si it was doing that and it was my map sensor .

Honestly, if I was you , go to a shop and have them test your sensors . They should do it for free . If that isn't it , replace the fuel pump . It might also need a tune up .
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Old 07 Jul 2013, 06:46 pm
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You have a fuel system problem, could be a sensor or the pump, but I'd start by replacing the fuel filter and running fuel system cleaner through it. Then get the fuel injectors cleaned. Then take it to a mechanic, auto part store technicians know good, local mechanics.
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Old 07 Jul 2013, 07:02 pm
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It is probably a fuel delivery problem, but just to start replace your spark plugs. They are usually about $2 a piece and so many people with shotty spark plugs (an little automotive knowledge) don't even consider that a possibility. If that works then great and if not you only spent $8.

The next thing I would do is replace the fuel filter.

then run fuel system cleaner through it (i like stp)

if that doesn't work I'd go to the fuel pump.

Depending on what model accord you have it might be carbureted or it might be fuel injected. If its a which ever it is your fuel delivering elements could be clogged up and might need to be cleaned.

Another thing that could be happening is if you have a catalytic converter on it, it could be clogged, and chocking the engine when its trying to breathe. if that's the case depending on where you live (hopefully its not California) then you can just take a bar and break out all the catylist in side it and let her exhale again.

Good luck
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