I own a 1989 Honda CRX HF, and i'm having some issues. Can you help me diagnose the problem so i can buy the correct parts?
JA: Are you fixing your CR-X yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, i am. The problems started when i changed my distributor a few months back. After i changed it, the car wouldn't start. I finally figured out that the fuel pump
somehow came unplugged. When i plugged it back in, it started right up. I drove it to my buddy's house, and on the way there, the car kept shutting off whenever it dropped below around 500-800RPM (I am driving a manual transmission
, and this happened every time i came to a stop). So, for awhile, i had to drive it around by holding the gas and clutch at the same time when stopping, which proved to be very difficult. After a couple of days driving around like that, my car stopped running while driving on the freeway. After pulling over, i saw that the issue was that my new distributor had fallen completely off, because i didn't torque it down enough. After i reinstalled it, it was having a similar issue as before, except not only was it sputtering out below 800 RPM, but the same thing would happen if it went up to 3k, rendering the car useless.
JA: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting?
Customer: No, the clutch feels fine
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Apparently it is backfiring through the intake.