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Misfire while i am driving,HELP

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Old 07-02-2008, 02:52 PM
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all of a sudden on my 2000 civic ex month ago started misfiring on my civic while i was driving. Its really bad when engine is cold but when it warms up it gets a little better but not much. about 2,500 rpm is where it starts kickin in and i already changed the plugs and gapped them to 1.0-1.1 mm and also just put a new fuel filter on yesterday and tthe car runs good other than that just got 41 mpg the other day on the interstate. Also just to mention it stopped doing it for like 2 to 3 weeks and than started it up again i dunno where to go from here but i am about ready to take it to a mechanic, cause i am about ready to give up lol.
But if you have any questions to ask me than just ask me i would really like to get this fixed cause you cant go anywhere fast all you do is jerk around and o by the way never does it in first gear. thanks honda civic forum!
 
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:52 PM
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Is the CEL ON? If so, retrieve the trouble code(s) as described in the link in my signature. Post the codes, if any, in your thread.


You also may want to replace the plug wires, as well as the distributor cap and rotor.
 
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Old 07-02-2008, 06:04 PM
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the cel is like the engine light on the dash or whatever light on dash only lights i have seen is like the seatbelt light and e-brake light but nope no cel lights but yah i was thinkin about changing the wires cap and rotor but i mean i didnt know if it was a fuel problem like fuel pump or low fuel pressure i am sure its a cap rotor and wires but i dont know that is what i am trying to see
 
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I am having almost identical symptoms in my 2000 civic dx. It runs smoothly at low speeds at highways speeds it has intermittent power loss. When I accelerate at low speeds it has an initial hickup before it accelerates. I have replaced the spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor and yet the symptoms remain. Starting to wonder if it is the coil or Ignition Control Module.
 
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Originally Posted by glloyd1 View Post
I am having almost identical symptoms in my 2000 civic dx. It runs smoothly at low speeds at highways speeds it has intermittent power loss. When I accelerate at low speeds it has an initial hickup before it accelerates. I have replaced the spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor and yet the symptoms remain. Starting to wonder if it is the coil or Ignition Control Module.
An intermittently faulty coil or ICM is possible, but I'd suggest you first try replacing the fuel filter and checking whether the ignition timing is set to spec.
 
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