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Old 07-06-2010, 07:25 AM   #1
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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...
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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.
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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.
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You may also want to replace the plug wires.

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

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You may also want to replace the plug wires.

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

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,...
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Yes, the spark plug wires
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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.
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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.
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i have a vx too. check your timing.
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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.

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i have a vx too. check your timing.
I check my timing it's right on, hmm.... what else?
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Focus on fixing CEL code 9.
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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?
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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...
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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:




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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.
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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.
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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?
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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..!
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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 ($$$).
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You need to do some electrical troubleshooting to KNOW what the problem is. Otherwise, you are guessing and may end up replacing parts at random ($$$).
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?
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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..
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:24 AM   #24
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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.
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Did you jump the service connector and adjust the ignition timing to spec with a timing gun after replacing the distributor?
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