Go Back   Honda-Tech > Honda and Acura Model-Specific Technical Forums > Honda CRX / EF Civic (1988-1991)
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 02-03-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
88HATCH(:
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
88HATCH(:'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 175
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default hit brakes and car dies on b18a1

like the title says , i slow down or hit the brakes and my car dies out .. takes thirty seconds or so before i can start it again . if im not hitting the brakes my car runs like a rapped ape ..
hit the brakes and good bye . replaced all filters , dizzy , plugs and wires withing the past two weeks .
i have a fuel pressure gaugge and reads 40 psi at idle, so im assuming my fuel pump is in working condition.
any ideas ?
__________________
88 ef hatch - sold
93 ej2 -whinning d16y7 sold
88 ef hatch - b18a1 (:
88HATCH(: is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
KINGVEM^^ED6
Honda-Tech Member
1991 Honda Civic
My Garage
 
KINGVEM^^ED6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: suck it easy,WA
Posts: 15,765
iTrader Rating: (1)
Default Re: hit brakes and car dies on b18a1

Main relay?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by tonylovesjdmEF9 View Post
i would choke my ex it was pretty fun and wild
KINGVEM^^ED6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 11:33 PM   #3
88HATCH(:
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
88HATCH(:'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 175
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: hit brakes and car dies on b18a1

already replaced my main relay
__________________
88 ef hatch - sold
93 ej2 -whinning d16y7 sold
88 ef hatch - b18a1 (:
88HATCH(: is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 08:33 AM   #4
incucivic
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 6
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: hit brakes and car dies on b18a1

possibly a vaccuum leak at the brake booster...

if you are at a stop, with it running, can you make it kill by hitting the brake pedal? if so, then its the brake booster. my 88 was doing it really bad until i swapped in a GSR booster and master cylinder.

it didnt completely fix my problem though. it wont kill if im at a stop and pump the brakes, but it still kills sometimes when my fuel level is low and i come to a stop. i even went so far as to change the fuel pump and tank, because the old tank had tons of rust clogging up the tray around the fuel pump assembly. my guess is that the fuel is still splashing away and its losing fuel pressure for a second. i have no idea how im going to fix this. everything inside the fuel tank is brand new.
incucivic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 02:39 PM   #5
zrickety
Honda-Tech Member
1991 Honda CRX
 
zrickety's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Cordele, GA, US
Posts: 1,844
iTrader Rating: (1)
zrickety zrickety
Send a message via AIM to zrickety
Default Re: hit brakes and car dies on b18a1

I have a similar problem when shutting either door, the pump kicks off for a second. I don't know if a bad bump will shut it off, but I think it's a loose wire somewhere. I moved the car earlier to wash it, and then it wouldn't start at all. A minute later, it started.
__________________
91 Crx Si (B16 SiR)
http://crxcommunity.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=32702
zrickety is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 04:19 PM   #6
88HATCH(:
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
88HATCH(:'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 175
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: hit brakes and car dies on b18a1

id check but unfortunatly ive discovered a pin hole leak in my head gasket .
__________________
88 ef hatch - sold
93 ej2 -whinning d16y7 sold
88 ef hatch - b18a1 (:
88HATCH(: is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 05:45 PM   #7
most_hated_crx
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
most_hated_crx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Clearfield, UT
Posts: 301
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: hit brakes and car dies on b18a1

Quote:
Originally Posted by incucivic View Post
possibly a vaccuum leak at the brake booster...

if you are at a stop, with it running, can you make it kill by hitting the brake pedal? if so, then its the brake booster. my 88 was doing it really bad until i swapped in a GSR booster and master cylinder.

it didnt completely fix my problem though. it wont kill if im at a stop and pump the brakes, but it still kills sometimes when my fuel level is low and i come to a stop. i even went so far as to change the fuel pump and tank, because the old tank had tons of rust clogging up the tray around the fuel pump assembly. my guess is that the fuel is still splashing away and its losing fuel pressure for a second. i have no idea how im going to fix this. everything inside the fuel tank is brand new.
I'd do fuel lines, when I replaced mine, they were pretty bad to the say the least lol, unfortunately with cars as old as ours, these are common things we deal with.
__________________
10.66@136 mph
17psi 61mm
CG Racing
most_hated_crx is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply

Tags
2005, 88, b18a1, brake, brakes, breaks, car, crx, dies, element, hit, hitting, honda, si, time

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 11:36 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