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starts to stall in 1st and 2nd gear

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Old 06-30-2008, 01:55 PM
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hi. i have an 1989 honda civic base model d15b1 i beleive. just yesterday i started have this problem an i thought it ws just running out of gas. so i filled up but it didnt happen after that. and today i found out why it was doing that. i put it in first start to gas release clutch slowly. did it again. it only does it when i try to start off slow with little bit of giving it gas. i have to rev it up to get it not to do that. and it also does that in second gear aswell. any ideas?
 
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:40 AM
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:20 AM
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Is the LED of the ECU (under carpet below dash on front passenger side) blinking a code? See 88 Civic manual in link in my signature.

I recommend that you check the EACV and adjust the idle speed.
 
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Old 07-06-2008, 12:11 AM
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i dont think i have an led under there. im thinking it might be a sparkplug or the wires? when i pres the gas quickly it makes a noise thats sound like its starting to stall. even when im in neutral and i rev the engine it makes the noise but dont stall. but if im in gear an it does it it stalls but sometimes i catch it before it does. its very enbarressing to stall in the street. makes me look like a noob moron driving a stick.
 
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:36 AM
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Definitely would not hurt to do a basic tune up (plugs, wires, distributor cap and rotor, fuel filter), if one has not been done for a while. Afterwards, check the EACV and idle speed settings, if necessary.
 
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