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Old 06 Aug 2013, 11:07 pm
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Default 1990 Honda accord limp mode? Won't go over 3000 rpm?

My cousin bought a 1990 Honda accord with a 2.2l engine. We didn't realize it was in limp mode til we got on the highway. anyways we replaced the distributor which was showing up as the code. Reset the computer and now there is a 14 code (intake control valve) showing up. I'm wondering why the light never went out. Even before I started the car. Anyways I know why it's in limp mode, it's to protect the integrity of the engine.it doesn't rev past 3000 rpm. I'm just wondering if there might be a magical code that's gonna pop out of nowhere. Or if there is anything else that could cause a code 14 that makes the computer think this? Any input is welcome like any similar situations. Also if I replace the part will I need to reset the computer to get it out of limp mode or is there anything I could do to get it out?















































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Old 06 Aug 2013, 11:20 pm
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As far as i know there is no limp mode for any 1990 accord. That ecu doesn't have it.































What code did you have that was in the distributor? If it's a position sensor it could cause the car not to rev up.































Code 14 is IACV (idle air control valve) it usually makes the car idle up and down, not what you are describing. Are you sure it's not code 10 and code 4 that would make more sense. The 10 is intake air tem and 4 is the Crankshaft Position Sensor ( inside distributor)















































The first thing i would do is take the catalytic converter off and see if the car drives better. (put a new one back on if it drives right without any on) Then if that doesn't work put a new fuel filter on. Those are common issues that bog down those models. If that's not it make sure you have the correct ecu in the car and reset the check engine light.
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