I just changed the spark plugs, added oil, and transmission fluid to my car but it is still doing the same thing. We drive the car and now it does not go pass 20. Give it a lot of gas and it hesitates

Asked by Mar 04, 2015 at 11:46 AM about the 1996 Honda Civic EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Please we need our car. We work and
I don't want to get rid of it.

4 Answers

45,845

You should really have the error codes read if the check engine light is on. The parts that usually cause a condition like that aren't cheap. Could be a bad MAF sensor or a bad Crankshaft position sensor. I wouldn't start throwing money into expensive parts unless you get it narrowed down. You can start by doing the most inexpensive things first. Buy some throttle body cleaner. Remove throttle body and completely dismantle and clean. Do the same with your IAC (idle air control valve). Check all vac lines for leaks. May improve your cars issue. If not, get codes read and replace needed parts. Autozone will read the codes for you. Here is a quick video on cleaning the IAC valve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-mwd5VJKt8 You can also mist some water from a spray bottle on your plug wires, cap, and coil. If you hear any snapping, or a change in idle, that will quickly tell you that there's an issue. Just a couple of easy inexpensive things to do before spending any real money.

Went to auto zone and we have an emissions leak. We no exactly where it is at so we are gonna fix that.

My brother is gonna check it later Cruz too many friends keep telling us the wrong thing. U have told us exactly wat we did already. That's really good. But if we fix the problem and it keeps doing the same thing then we will check all the filters and carburetor.

45,845

Test your Crank Position Sensor. It's located in the distributor. I would say it's probably your issue. Your brother will need a multi-meter. Here is the test procedure. I hope the pic comes out in this post. There is a test procedure • Disconnect the 8pin connector from the distributor • Measure the resistance between sensor terminals B & F (ECU terminals B15 BLU/GRN wire & B16 BLU/YEL wire) • If the resistance is not between 350Ω & 700Ω replace the distributor. • If the resistance is between 350Ω & 700Ω - Check for continuity to body ground on both B & F terminals. • Does continuity exist Yes - replace distributor No • Test the ECU

Your Answer

Civic

Looking for a Used Civic in your area?

CarGurus has 53,486 nationwide Civic listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

Honda Civic Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,240
  • #2
    Takoda Fraser
    Reputation
    1,050
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,040
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
424 Great Deals out of 101,059 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Corolla
571 Great Deals out of 66,738 listings starting at $1,449
Used Honda Civic Coupe
104 Great Deals out of 10,336 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota Camry
761 Great Deals out of 70,900 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda CR-V
479 Great Deals out of 72,005 listings starting at $1,300
Used Nissan Altima
720 Great Deals out of 70,157 listings starting at $1,495
Used Hyundai Elantra
423 Great Deals out of 48,041 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord Coupe
104 Great Deals out of 4,083 listings starting at $1,950
Used Ford Mustang
270 Great Deals out of 37,082 listings starting at $2,150
Used Hyundai Sonata
365 Great Deals out of 49,687 listings starting at $1,250

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Honda Civic EX For Sale
8,646 listings starting at $18,293
2017 Honda Civic EX For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 537 listings starting at $16,998
2016 Honda Civic EX For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 517 listings starting at $12,991
2015 Honda Civic EX For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 1,615 listings starting at $10,499
2014 Honda Civic EX For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 321 listings starting at $8,998

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.