Jump to content

1994 del sol stalled during emissions


Recommended Posts

I have a 1994 civic del sol Si (manual). About 6 months ago the car died on me for the first time while driving along at 35 mph. I pulled over and it restarted fine. It never stalled again like that until about 3 weeks ago. Again it stalled while driving and again it started right back up. It has not happened again, but today I took it in for emission testing. Being a 1994, they had to run it on the drum. They were unable to drive it for more than 30 seconds because it continually stalled while attempting the test. The testing was inconclusive, so I'm kind of stuck. I then drove it home and it never stalled during the drive home. I tried to create high load situations by driving hard up hill in a high gear thinking it was the load of the drum that was causing the stall, but it would not stall for me.


It does periodically stall immediately after starting when cold. In all of these cases it starts right back up. The starter often sticks on momentarily when starting, though this predates the stalling issue.


Two years and 20k ago I replaced the following:

head gasket, igniter, coil, pcv, plugs, wires, starter, PCM, main relay, fuel filter


Also, I have been noticing an odor getting stronger from the passenger footwell that reminds me of the PCM when it died before. I read that later honda civics had a recall due to stalls that were determined to be a faulty ignition switch.



Has anyone experienced anything similar?

Thank you for your thoughts.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Guidelines
We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.