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1987 Honda Accord engine runs irratically.

1987 Honda Accord sometimes runs fine, other times it idles high, other times runs rough with little power, other times won't run at all.

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Sounds like a possible vacuum leak Julie. Spray some carb/throttle body cleaner around the intake tubes/manifold while engine is running. If it sucks it in and the engine responds, you have a leak. Or you could have another idle control issue. Check (or have someone check) the vacuum leaks. If ok, post back and I will give some other things to check.

Apr 01, 2014 | 1987 Honda Accord

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Honda accord ex 2001 check engine light suddenly came on, car started to idle roughly


If it's running rough, chances are that it's misfiring. If the Check Engine light is flashing/blinking, it is definitely misfiring.
If that's the case, drive it as little as possible... Or straight to the mechanic because the more you drive it while it's misfiring, the higher the chance is of you ruining your catalytic converter.

Apr 24, 2012 | 2001 Honda Accord

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I have a 96 Honda Accord that is idleing rough


could be your clutch is not fully disengauging or on its last leggs check if you can ajust the freeplay at the clutch cylinder thats if your car is a manual

Nov 11, 2009 | Honda Accord Cars & Trucks

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92 Honda Accord LX- idles rough when started up


sticking valves. the short run of the engine free's them enough to enable runnig

Aug 14, 2009 | 1992 Honda Accord

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Idle problem


turn the idle screw down on the carburater

Feb 17, 2009 | 1988 Honda Accord 4 Door

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1989 honda prelude enigne idles high then low irratic


I had the same problem on a Rover. There was a leak in inlet manifold that was caussing the problem.
To verify, spray some sealant to temporarily seal the inlet manifold .and the eratic idling should disappear for some time.
If it does, you know there is leak in inlet manifold which you can take of and refit with a new gasket.

Oct 27, 2008 | 1989 Honda Prelude

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Rough idle stalls at low rpm's


hello first check your idle with the car running foot on brake see were your rpm reading is if your below 500rpm check your label underhood for your curb idle setting second see if theres a adjustment screw you can increase were your gas cable lever rest against your set screw underhood if you feel confident enough remove your iac motor idle air control valve if the bore were the end of the pintle extracts out to close has varnish builup our carbon it will stick creating vacuum leak type senario causing stalling rough idle sometimes even no start conditions good luck

Sep 14, 2008 | 1988 Honda Accord 4 Door

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