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All of a sudden car running on 3cyl

Hello everyone. I have a 1996 Honda Prelude with a 2.3l Bluetop Vtech. Havenít had the car very long. When I first got the car noticed it was draining and killing batteries. I checked the alternator and had to replace it with a new one. After that the car ran great for a couple days then all of a sudden went to start it and she was running on 3 cyl. I did a compression check and found that compression was good in all cylinders. I am completely new to Hondas so not really sure what it could be. The car has a lot of aftermarket parts and ecu has been flashed not sure if that has anything to do with it. Any help very much appreciated. Thank you
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Re: All of a sudden car running on 3cyl

No Honda ever came with Vtech.

The nearest you could get was a Motorola.
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Re: All of a sudden car running on 3cyl

check plugs, wires, distributor, cap and rotor.
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Re: All of a sudden car running on 3cyl

In case you are still looking for an answer.....I would check the injectors. It sounds like one of them shorted out and was eating your battery (but still working). Eventually it dies and that cylinder quits working. Very easy to check - just pull of the connector and ohm across the two pins of the injector. It should read like 7 ohms or such. If it is zero (shorted) replace it.

BTW, this happened to me in our Integra race car.
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