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I own a 1989 Honda CRX HF, and i'm having some issues. Can

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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.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

Hey how are you

you could have 180 degrees out ,

PLEASE CLICK ON LINK TO VIEW PDF FILE TO REMOVE AND REPLACE DISTRIBUTOR Correctly AND ADJUSTED CORRECTLY

ON YOUR 1989 HONDA CIVIC HF

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
That's definitely not the issue. I've already tried that, and it doesn't fit the other way.
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

well that is all i know it ,I will opt out of the question and open it for other exerts for you familiar more with distributors than me

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Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 2 months ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** cant put the distributor in but one way, so that wont be the problem, did you set the timing, once you installed the distributor?