1998 honda civic ex

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Im trying to figure out whats wrong with my car, it will idle but when I hit the gas it dies. If I block the intake it`ll run fine. I put a new fuel pump, fuel regulator, and throttle postion sensor in it and it still has that problem, can anyone tell me or give me a guess what it might be?.

Sep 5th, 2013
Clean the throttle body ports, check you air/fuel ratio, replace the intake sensor. Or you can try resetting the ECU by removing the power wire from the battery for a day or so. If the car runs fine after that, get a diagnostic done at your local part deartment. If it continues the same after resetting the ECU, something in the ECU is hard coded, meaning, you will need to take it to a machanic.
Sep 5th, 2013


I no its getting more air then gas, but theres no leaks or anything so im guessing it has to be the ecu then?

 

Sep 11th, 2013

is there anyway you can get a electrcial diagnostic on it? Autozone and most car retailers will do it for free. What we are looking for a the code which will lead us in the right direction.

Sep 11th, 2013


My uncle did it and all that kept showing up was the vtech not being there cuz there isn't one on the car, but idk if the ecu is vtech or non so I was thinking maybe if I get a non vtech ecu?

Sep 12th, 2013

That sounds like someone may have swap out the ECU.

Sep 12th, 2013


the guy said he swapped the engine but online it says the d16y7 comes in my 1998 civic ex but its vtech, this engine dosent have the vtech on it but it has the d16y7 stamp on the block so idk.

Sep 12th, 2013
I have the same motor in my 97 lx and it is not Vtech. Thus, I have to assume its the ECU given you troubles
Sep 12th, 2013

yea im gonna buy the non vtech ecu and see if that's what it is, Thanks.

Sep 12th, 2013

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