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Old 01-23-2005, 02:52 PM   #1
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Default Car shaking...loss of power.

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I was driving 95 civic ex about 40 when i felt a sudden loss of power. When stop at the light the car car is shaking like it want to die. Now when I start to drive it is sputtering. Won't rev past 3500. With my little knowledge of cars I thought spark plugs. I changed those and it stopped for the first couple of minutes after I started and then it started.

Maybe wires, cap rotor, dizzy?

Any help is appreciated.
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Yeah, judging by what you said, sounds like a spark plug.....did you check them after it happened again?

Is your car leaking any oil?
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There is no oil leak. I'm leaning towards the wires. At least I hope it is. I can DIY those small details.
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Yeah don't stress it...try the wires, double check the plugs....and you should be aight...
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I went back out to check the wires and when I pulled out the number 2 wire, the connector was left on the spark so I'm guessing that's the problem. I kinda stuck it back on there so the car can take me to the auto store.

Thanks for the fast responses JEZ
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No problem man...glad to be of assistance (somewhat) haha
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Well the wires were pretty bad. They literally fell apart when I took them out. The connectors were stuck on the plugs. I feel a little more power with new plugs
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new plugs and wires can make a world of difference.....

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your grounding points might be unstable or the electric currents are being cut somehow. check your grounding points and make sure they arent corroded, also check all harnesses.
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