Why does my 1990 Civic have a worsening chugging problem?

Asked by Nov 09, 2010 at 07:32 PM about the 1990 Honda Civic Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car has been chugging, but sometimes it only chugs once and then drives okay for a while. Generally the chugging is bad enough to make the check engine light come on, but not to stop the car altogether. Sometimes it seems like it's worse in second gear than the others, and it usually improves if I drive at higher RPMs. I checked out the spark plugs and three were fine, but the fourth had a bit of oil on it and I replaced it with no change. It also has brand-new fuel and air filters. One guy looked at it for me and found a chunk of metal in the fuel line and that seemed to solve the problem at first, but the next day it started chugging again.

1 Answer

1,105

try changing your valve cover gasket and fuel pump aswell sounds that might solve your problem run a fuel system cleaner but thats really wierd that theres a chunk of metal in your fuel line get that shit checked out imo id be a litlle worried

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Honda Civic Questions

Honda Civic Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 980
#1 Jonathan Ford
Jonathan Ford
Reputation 980
#3 Takoda Fraser
Takoda Fraser
Reputation 970
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
803 Great Deals out of 84,448 listings starting at $988
Used Toyota Corolla
769 Great Deals out of 73,085 listings starting at $1,260
Used Toyota Camry
1,004 Great Deals out of 90,532 listings starting at $650
Used Honda Accord Coupe
171 Great Deals out of 10,472 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
461 Great Deals out of 45,641 listings starting at $1,999
Used Nissan Sentra
438 Great Deals out of 54,030 listings starting at $900
Used BMW 3 Series
981 Great Deals out of 31,676 listings starting at $1,000
Used Volkswagen Jetta
435 Great Deals out of 40,423 listings starting at $950

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Civic For Sale
63,796 listings starting at $16,684
2016 Honda Civic For Sale
57 Great Deals out of 3,217 listings starting at $13,888
2015 Honda Civic For Sale
92 Great Deals out of 3,464 listings starting at $9,981
2014 Honda Civic For Sale
195 Great Deals out of 6,445 listings starting at $8,000
2013 Honda Civic For Sale
77 Great Deals out of 2,690 listings starting at $6,995

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.