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New with an 84 CRX problem!

Old 07-26-2006, 11:32 PM
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I'm sure this is an issue that has been covered a zillion times-but I wasn't able to find it. I have a stock 84 CRX 1.5/5 speed-just passed smog in Calif after replacing the carb and distributor. I then drove the car to the Dallas ft worth area-and averaged between 33.5 and 35.6 mpg at 65mph. The problem is, the car won't go over 65 mph. With the car in nuetral, I can floor the accelerator pedal and the rpms will not go over 4,000-then starts falling below to 3,000 rpm. The original carb(I still have) had a major hesitation off idle. The shop that replaced it for me adjusted the valves, replaced a couple of sensors, vacuum hoses, and the distributor(it wasn't getting any vacuum advance), and adjusted the timing. I had all this and the smog test done to the car while I was out of the state, so I didn't get a chance to drive it before leaving Calif for Texas. If I give the car only slight throttle, it seems to respond a little better. Today I replaced the fuel pump and filter, just in case that was the problem--it was not! Any thought that the Catalytic converter(s) might be bad, even though it just passed smog in Calif? Thanks for the help! FYI, I am a muscle car nut, have a 72 Olds 442 Convertible, 70 Olds ramair Cutlass station wagon, 63 Nova, 80 El Camino with 87 Buick GN running gear, and a stock 91 2dr Honda Accord, + more! I bought the CRX a year or so ago to have an economy car in Calif so I wouldn't have to rent a car there once a month!
Old 07-27-2006, 12:04 PM
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Should I be in another forum for asking for help with my CRX? Maybe the new members is not the right area? Thanks for the help!
Old 07-27-2006, 01:48 PM
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Default RE: New with an 84 CRX problem!

I was driving a 2000 ex civic last week ( a girl I knew had one) and when I revved it up it wouldn't go past like forty five hundred rpms? It looked weird to me too but I thought maybe it was supposed to be like this? I have an 02 SI and when I hit it it jumps for redline......Try and go to the other boards with this question cause it had me curious too, email me with what was wrong if you would when you find out....hope everything works out!
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