Question about 1987 Honda Accord
When I start my car it idles really high and when you give it gas it dies. I've checked lines/ hoses for holes and cracks for possible vacuum leaks but haven't found any. Help please!
The later 80's accords have a problem with idling being to high at start up, even when the ambient air temp does not warrant it. I have had a 86 and now an 87 accord and both did that. I pretty much deal with it, being as you cant hardly replace indiv carb parts. Adjusting the idle will do nothing to stop it either. I took my 86 to a shop when I still had it and he fixed it, but I cant remember what all he did. I know he drilled a couple small holes in the choke plate. I think that the thermowax valve is bad, but again, you cannot find just a thermowax valve or anybody who knows what it is. Replacement carb in my area is about $450. Like I said, you might just have to learn to live with a high idle at start up.
Posted on Sep 23, 2008
Change the throttle body. I had the same issue and it solved it.
check all the sensors
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
Thats normal for it to idle high as its on cold start but if its way too high you need to adjust the idle screw
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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