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Is this electrical???

Discussion in 'ECU's, Electronics, and Tuning' started by EdubbsTEG92, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. EdubbsTEG92

    EdubbsTEG92 Junior Member

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    Heres the problem. First car runs great has no problems. Then while driving step on gas not to floor it but to accelerate quickly. The tac jumps from like 3 to 7 3 to 7 up and down up and down while car slowly picks up speed. Then after like 65 mph needle slowly jumps up and down only a few hundred rpm but constantly. Then go home shut off car next morning wont start at all. No jump works nothing. Leave it alone, next day car starts right up. Runs with same problems, does not start next day. Then starts again you see pattern. Replaced dist. cap rotor plugs wires. No change. Are these problems related or not . Or whats wrong in general???
     
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    The needle is bouncing, but I'm hoping the engine actually isn't doing what the needle says... am I correct? Check the ground to the tach, it'll make that happen if you have a bad ground.
     
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    I dont think the tach would keep it from starting. Doesnt a bad igniter do that same thing too?
     
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    The engine seems fine not jumpy like tach but hesitant to get up and go.
     
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    Will check and reply thanks
     
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    integraslut78 Stylus DJ Extraordinaire

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    I just had this problem its your distributor I will put money on it.
     
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    What year? Model? Be specific on that
     
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    Check your distributor. Honda distributor seem to break for any reason.I had a problem with the tach bouncing around. I opening up my hood and notice the distributor bolts where loose. Thank god I caught it in time.
     
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    I would also check your ground, I had the same problem with my swapped ZC, after 1k miles it started doing the same thing, it was the ground on the thermostat on the motor. Not sure what you have but it would be a good place to start looking. There is a "think its blue" wire coming from the distro to the dash for the tach, you could check it with an ohm meter for good continuity.
     
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    Pay The Man Right on thanks for the help! :D
     
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    Good call runs like new !!
     
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