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On a civic 160i 1996 when a tps is faulty what does the car do and how do u check the tps first before buying it.can it be car used to pull nicely but now it revs more than its going and a much milder pull.changed fuelfilter,plugs but can't seem to get the power back.pls help

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A bad TPS causes a hesitation in the same spot when you accelerate. It's like a dead spot.

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SOURCE: honda civic type r

if its running rich and the idling is up and down suspect your oxygen sensors and sort as soon as otherwise it will destroy you catalistic converter [very expensive] yates210456

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SOURCE: 1997 Honda Civic EX power loss

start with the easy stuff. check the plugs. make sure they are not wet with oil leaking from the spark plug stem seals located on the rocker cover. Check your air filter to make sure its clean. Now for the slightly harder stuff. The spark plug wires should be changed every 80k or so. My suspect the reason for the power loss is most likely a clogged cat convert in the exhaust system. check your exhaust flow. Way to do that is to check the temp. of the exhaust before the cat and the temp. after the cat. If the Cat is plugged the temp before the catalytic converter will be abnormally higher than after the cat.

BUT if you are experiencing misfire of engine. I would go straight to replacing spark plugs and wires. Distributor cap and rotor.

Also check the charging system. make sure the alternator is charging the battery at above 13Volts. With all components on. ( radio/lights/highbeam/AC). Use a voltmeter and check at the battery positive and negative. if its not charging above 13 V replace the alternator.

good luck

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SOURCE: 1991 honda civic check engine light comes on car dies

check throttle cabe and tighten it a bit more to give it gas or also check your o2 sensors

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SOURCE: 1995 honda civic wont start!!

Replace the complete distributor. They are available on Ebay, brand new for a bout $100. or at any auto parts store for a little more. It sounds like the module inside the distributor popped but it could be one of the pick-ups, or maybe the coil as well. Rather than wasting a lot of time and money trying to figure out which one, just get a complete new distributor. It comes complete with a new cap, rotor, module, coil, pick-ups.
These are a very, very common problem.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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