Is there a way to clean the fuel injectors? And is that what you would recommend?

Asked by Aug 08, 2016 at 04:01 PM about the 1999 Honda Civic EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Long story short, I put fuel injector cleaner in my tank everything seemed
fine. Later on in that same day, I was driving up a hill and the car started
sputtering and I had a total loss of power. I couldn't get it over 20 mph or
over 3000 rpms in second. It would barely start once I stopped on the side
of the hill. Got it towed home and it roared to life. I let it sit for about a
week, and I replaced the fuel filter. The gas that came out of the filter was
black with some chunks in it. I could still hear a sputter at about 4000+
rpms  I bought this car used so Im not certain what has and hasn't been
replaced. Is there a way to clean the fuel injectors, or should I go straight
for changing the pump and sifter?

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21,095

Besides changing the fuel pump and filter, did you ever consider changing out the injectors? It's a 1999 car and I imagine that you have a lot of miles on this car.... Could be lots of things. If it were my car, I would get a professional mechanic opinion and find out what is really wrong....

19,500

If fuel filter was that dirty quite sure the sock filter in tank with pump is as dirty to. You could just replace sock filter but since you have to remove the fuel pump from gas tank to get to sock filter might as will replace fuel pump and clean out gas tank.

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