> david12314 wrote:
> > 1987 Honda Accord 2.0 carb, bought for my daughter, in an
> attempt to
> > fix a rough running engine after 10 to 15 minutes of
> driving, both
> > fuel filters were replaced, the plugs were replaced, the
> wires were
> > replaced, the distributor cap and rotor were replaced, the
> coil was
> > replaced, next, I attempted to replace the fuel pump sock,
> but had to
> > replace the fuel pump and sock, in an error on my part, I
> dropped the
> > tank to replace it. Once back together, the engine will
> start, run on
> > high idle, then when it is to return to normal idle, the
> engine dies,
> > you can keep it running by keeping the accelerator
> depressed, but,
> > once you let it return to normal, the engine dies, you can
> restart the
> > engine, but, once again it dies. Any help would be
> > Thanks.
> Dirty idle jet would be my first guess. Fixing that requires
> opening up
> the carb. Basic carb cleaning on that car isn't too bad
> though: remove
> the air breather, and you'll see (if memory serves) five or
> Philips-head bolts. Pull them out, and take loose the arms the
> push the
> choke and acceleration pump, and just lift the top of carb
> off. From
> there you can blow out the various jets and passageways, and
> make sure
> the float bowl is clean while you're in there. Be careful
> blasting air
> through though, one of the tubes toward the back of the carb
> body has a
> bead valve that'll go flying if you don't cover it up first.
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I have an 86 and I have the same problem. I have not replaced the O2
sensor, but I did rebuild the carburetor. the car runs great but will
not idle unless I set the idle speed way up. Any ideas? thanks!!
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