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Car shaking...loss of power.

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  1. 90FIVEX2DR

    90FIVEX2DR New Member 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    I did a search and nothing came up.

    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.
     
  2. Jezek

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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?
     
  3. 90FIVEX2DR

    90FIVEX2DR New Member 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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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...
     
  5. 90FIVEX2DR

    90FIVEX2DR New Member 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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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
     
  7. 90FIVEX2DR

    90FIVEX2DR New Member 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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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.....

    and :welcome: to the site bruddah... stick around
     
  9. JDM Blue

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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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