my honda civic cuts off when I give it gas, when i can get it going it idles and starts just fine though it's hard to start sometimes, but when it does turn over and i put it in gear and give it gas i

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Asked by Jul 15, 2012 at 11:45 AM about the 1994 Honda Civic LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This problem happens without warning. I'll be driving lose power and try to restart. I can get it to turn over most times, but once I put it in gear and give it gas it cuts out again. I've replaced the plugs, the fuel pump, fuel regulator, fuel filter, the distributor...at this point we're stumped.

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spark plug wires? air filter? PCV valve? EGR?

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wires, filter, PCV valve all check good. no error codes or check engine light. no egr on this model.

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i was having problems very similar to you. i baught a product called sea foam. i but 3/4 of the bottle in my gas tank and the other 1/4 i sucked up with a vacum hose off the engine. been 2 weeks now and the problems seems to be gone. btw rev the engine up really high while you put the stuff in with the vacum hose

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That wouldn't be the problem I think that maybe the fuel injectors are indeed clogged up with debris because when i was replacing the fuel tank the tank was covered in rust and had cleaned out but i still think there is debris in the injectors that is causing it to not receive fuel causing it to not idle or drive at all.

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