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My 1986 honda accord runs at a high RPM when cold and dies when its warm

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I'm really not familiar with the older hondas but if you've got an idle air control valve yours is a common symptom of a faulty idle air control valve. check the wiring to it and make sure the connector is clean and tight. if the wiring and connector is good i'd recommend replacing the iac valve.

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High rpms and then dies

check for loose vacuum lines or check to see if there cracks on them. you sound like you have a vacuum leak as well as your Idle Air Control Valve(IAC) going bad. good luck and happy holiday

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