Go Back   Honda-Tech > Honda and Acura Model-Specific Technical Forums > Honda Civic/Del Sol (1992 - 2000)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Welcome to Honda-Tech!
Welcome to Honda-Tech.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Honda-Tech community today!


Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-06-2010, 07:25 AM   #1
LoGaN-VanG
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 124
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

I post it up earlier about having problem with my 92 hatch, now the car doesn't die when it come to a stop, at a stop sign. But when I try accelerate it keep jumping/hopping like the cars gonna die, like there's not enough power or something and not just that, when I shift it to 2nd gear it feels like it's lagging and weak, having trouble picking up... doesn't have any problem starting the car up and let it set there,... What I did so far is, Changing all new Gasoline filter, 4 spark plug, disturber cap, and rotor, Someone please help... thanks for your time, and for reading this...
LoGaN-VanG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2010, 09:02 AM   #2
VTSOHCnon
Honda-Tech Member
1995 Honda Civic
 
VTSOHCnon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NY/MA/VT
Posts: 61
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

Quote:
Originally Posted by LoGaN-VanG View Post
I post it up earlier about having problem with my 92 hatch, now the car doesn't die when it come to a stop, at a stop sign. But when I try accelerate it keep jumping/hopping like the cars gonna die, like there's not enough power or something and not just that, when I shift it to 2nd gear it feels like it's lagging and weak, having trouble picking up... doesn't have any problem starting the car up and let it set there,... What I did so far is, Changing all new Gasoline filter, 4 spark plug, disturber cap, and rotor, Someone please help... thanks for your time, and for reading this...
How long have you had the car for?
Has the car had any recent work done to it?
Have you done a compression test?
As much back ground info you can provide, the more help we can give.
VTSOHCnon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2010, 09:09 AM   #3
LoGaN-VanG
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 124
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

Quote:
Originally Posted by VTSOHCnon View Post
How long have you had the car for?
Has the car had any recent work done to it?
Have you done a compression test?
As much back ground info you can provide, the more help we can give.
For about a year now,... but it's been setting over winter, ever sense I bought the car, I haven't done anything to it, beside what I wrote... I haven't try the compression test... but I will try that, and the motor itself is stock VX and it looks like the owner didn't really took care of it, so yeah... the miles on the car is about 135,000 miles right now. I don't wanna spent to much on change part and replacing things that doesn't need to be change or replace,... Thanks for your reply.
LoGaN-VanG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2010, 09:12 AM   #4
kaiba
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
kaiba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: NOOOOOOOooooo, Ooo
Posts: 4,510
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

TPS???
kaiba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2010, 09:50 AM   #5
RonJ@HT
Raising the bar
2000 Honda Civic
My Garage
 
RonJ@HT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 32,967
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

You may also want to replace the plug wires.

Also check the mechanical timing. The timing belt may have skipped a tooth:

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
Don't guess, troubleshoot.
Useful tech links -- FAQs; Codes; Check Spark; Test Fuses; Fuse 15 TSB; Clean IACV or FITV
RonJ@HT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2010, 11:33 AM   #6
LoGaN-VanG
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 124
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RonJ@HT View Post
You may also want to replace the plug wires.

Also check the mechanical timing. The timing belt may have skipped a tooth:

Click the image to open in full size.
what is the plug wires? you mean the spark plug wires? and yes I'll look at the timing belt... thanks you, I'll like you know how it goes,...
LoGaN-VanG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2010, 11:37 AM   #7
RonJ@HT
Raising the bar
2000 Honda Civic
My Garage
 
RonJ@HT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 32,967
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

Yes, the spark plug wires
__________________
Don't guess, troubleshoot.
Useful tech links -- FAQs; Codes; Check Spark; Test Fuses; Fuse 15 TSB; Clean IACV or FITV
RonJ@HT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 09:36 AM   #8
LoGaN-VanG
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 124
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

I change my spark plug wire, it wasn't it... Then the check light engine came on. I check it and it was number 9 CYP - cylinder sensor .... can someone please help me. I don't know what that is.
LoGaN-VanG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 09:37 AM   #9
LoGaN-VanG
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 124
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RonJ@HT View Post
Yes, the spark plug wires

I change my spark plug wire, it wasn't it... Then the check light engine came on. I check it and it was number 9 CYP - cylinder sensor .... can someone please help me. I don't know what that is.
LoGaN-VanG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 10:13 AM   #10
hmong337
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
hmong337's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 182
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

i have a vx too. check your timing.
__________________
Toyota guy messin' with "PROJECT HONDA"
http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=3040643 (Project #2) 95 4Door LX
http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=2589471 (Project #1) 92 Hatch VX *Gone*
hmong337 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 10:16 AM   #11
RonJ@HT
Raising the bar
2000 Honda Civic
My Garage
 
RonJ@HT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 32,967
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

Quote:
Originally Posted by LoGaN-VanG View Post
I change my spark plug wire, it wasn't it... Then the check light engine came on. I check it and it was number 9 CYP - cylinder sensor .... can someone please help me. I don't know what that is.
That's a problem in the circuit for one of the distributor sensors. Generally, the fix is to replace the distributor housing, but first check whether the sensor has 350-700 Ohms resistance and whether the two CYP wires have an open or short.
__________________
Don't guess, troubleshoot.
Useful tech links -- FAQs; Codes; Check Spark; Test Fuses; Fuse 15 TSB; Clean IACV or FITV

Last edited by RonJ@HT; 07-08-2010 at 12:30 PM.
RonJ@HT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 12:17 PM   #12
LoGaN-VanG
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 124
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

Quote:
Originally Posted by hmong337 View Post
i have a vx too. check your timing.
I check my timing it's right on, hmm.... what else?
LoGaN-VanG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 12:50 PM   #13
RonJ@HT
Raising the bar
2000 Honda Civic
My Garage
 
RonJ@HT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 32,967
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

Focus on fixing CEL code 9.
__________________
Don't guess, troubleshoot.
Useful tech links -- FAQs; Codes; Check Spark; Test Fuses; Fuse 15 TSB; Clean IACV or FITV
RonJ@HT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 01:06 PM   #14
LoGaN-VanG
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 124
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RonJ@HT View Post
Focus on fixing CEL code 9.
I don't really understand it,... can you please provide more info? or pictures?

and is it the relate inside the distributor?
LoGaN-VanG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 01:10 PM   #15
LoGaN-VanG
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 124
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RonJ@HT View Post
That's a problem in the circuit for one of the distributor sensors. Generally, the fix is to replace the distributor housing, but first check whether the sensor has 350-700 Ohms resistance and whether the two CYP wires have an open or short.
what is 9 CYP - cylinder sensor ? is there any pictures I can see? it's still doing what it's doing,... and the check light engine doesn't come on right away, untill you drive the car for like 8 to 10mins, then when the check light engine comes on it runs fine, it doesn't hop or jump. it's kinda wired, help... thanks for your time...
LoGaN-VanG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 01:16 PM   #16
RonJ@HT
Raising the bar
2000 Honda Civic
My Garage
 
RonJ@HT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 32,967
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

You will need to buy or borrow an inexpensive low impedance digital multimeter (cost $10-25). First test the resistance of the CYP sensor. If it's out of spec, replace the distributor housing:

Click the image to open in full size.


Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
Don't guess, troubleshoot.
Useful tech links -- FAQs; Codes; Check Spark; Test Fuses; Fuse 15 TSB; Clean IACV or FITV
RonJ@HT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 01:21 PM   #17
VTSOHCnon
Honda-Tech Member
1995 Honda Civic
 
VTSOHCnon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NY/MA/VT
Posts: 61
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

Quote:
Originally Posted by LoGaN-VanG View Post
what is 9 CYP - cylinder sensor ? is there any pictures I can see? it's still doing what it's doing,... and the check light engine doesn't come on right away, untill you drive the car for like 8 to 10mins, then when the check light engine comes on it runs fine, it doesn't hop or jump. it's kinda wired, help... thanks for your time...
Its sounds like you need, a new distributor. That's the only way to get rid of the CEL.
VTSOHCnon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 01:35 PM   #18
RonJ@HT
Raising the bar
2000 Honda Civic
My Garage
 
RonJ@HT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 32,967
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

Quote:
Originally Posted by VTSOHCnon View Post
Its sounds like you need, a new distributor. That's the only way to get rid of the CEL.
Replacing the distributor will fix the problem if the sensor itself is bad. If the problem is one of the two wires or even the ECU, he'll be buying more parts. Do the troubleshooting and save money.
__________________
Don't guess, troubleshoot.
Useful tech links -- FAQs; Codes; Check Spark; Test Fuses; Fuse 15 TSB; Clean IACV or FITV
RonJ@HT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 01:41 PM   #19
LoGaN-VanG
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 124
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

Quote:
Originally Posted by VTSOHCnon View Post
Its sounds like you need, a new distributor. That's the only way to get rid of the CEL.
that's to much money for a new distributor,... and not just that I change the cap and rotor, and I gotta buy a whole new distributor?
LoGaN-VanG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 02:03 PM   #20
LoGaN-VanG
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 124
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RonJ@HT View Post
Replacing the distributor will fix the problem if the sensor itself is bad. If the problem is one of the two wires or even the ECU, he'll be buying more parts. Do the troubleshooting and save money.
hey im really having troble fixin it.. wat u mean by wat part do i need like wats the exact part do i need to take out..? if u dont mind can u call me..? cuz i wanna get the car running before my brother move.. n we r havin troble figure it out..!
LoGaN-VanG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 02:05 PM   #21
RonJ@HT
Raising the bar
2000 Honda Civic
My Garage
 
RonJ@HT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 32,967
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

Quote:
Originally Posted by LoGaN-VanG View Post
hey im really having troble fixin it.. wat u mean by wat part do i need like wats the exact part do i need to take out..? if u dont mind can u call me..? cuz i wanna get the car running before my brother move.. n we r havin troble figure it out..!
You need to do some electrical troubleshooting to KNOW what the problem is. Otherwise, you are guessing and may end up replacing parts at random ($$$).
__________________
Don't guess, troubleshoot.
Useful tech links -- FAQs; Codes; Check Spark; Test Fuses; Fuse 15 TSB; Clean IACV or FITV
RonJ@HT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 02:23 PM   #22
LoGaN-VanG
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 124
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RonJ@HT View Post
You need to do some electrical troubleshooting to KNOW what the problem is. Otherwise, you are guessing and may end up replacing parts at random ($$$).
yeah your right, I have a picture and let me know if it's right or wrong, the shaft it's kinda wobbly like wobbly I don't know if that's normal or not, let me know please,... or should it be really steal?
LoGaN-VanG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 05:20 AM   #23
LoGaN-VanG
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 124
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

Alright I finally figure it out!! I bought a new distributor and that fix the problem, but I had another problem... The car keep laggy,... why is it doing that? like if your trying to accelerate on any gear, the car would lag doesn't wanna go, if I step on the gas more, sometime it would lag and sometime it wouldn't, and sometime it feel like there's a V-tech. someone help please,... thanks for your time..
LoGaN-VanG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 05:24 AM   #24
LoGaN-VanG
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 124
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

So far I change new spark plug, spark plug wire, distributor, cap, rotor, I also check my timing, timing belt everything is right on... someone help please.
LoGaN-VanG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 06:23 AM   #25
RonJ@HT
Raising the bar
2000 Honda Civic
My Garage
 
RonJ@HT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 32,967
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: My 92 Civic VX is having problem need help please,.

Did you jump the service connector and adjust the ignition timing to spec with a timing gun after replacing the distributor?
__________________
Don't guess, troubleshoot.
Useful tech links -- FAQs; Codes; Check Spark; Test Fuses; Fuse 15 TSB; Clean IACV or FITV
RonJ@HT is online now   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply

Tags
1992, 92, check, civic, comments, compression, distributor, fix, honda, ignition, spark, timing, troubleshoot, troubleshooting, vx

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:37 PM.



2008 Copyright, InternetBrands Inc.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Honda-Tech.com content, comments, or advertising. Honda-Tech.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Honda-Tech.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.
Emails & Contact Details