Our 87 tempo revs up to about 4 on the rpms then dies when you start it. it also loses power when you accelerate, after it dies it acts like it's "flooded" and won't restart for a while.then when it does start it blows black smoke
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You might have this problem: Recall 84V106000: Possible Accelerator Cable Wear
POSITIONING OF THE ACCELERATOR CONTROL CABLE IN THE
ENGINE COMPARTMENT COULD RESULT IN ABNORMAL WEAR TO THE CABLE. THE CABLE
COULD BEGIN TO FRAY AND UNWIND.
UPON INSPECTION, THE ACCELERATOR CABLE WILL BE REPOSITIONED, IF NECESSARY, AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED.
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HITACHI CRUISE
CONTROL SYSTEMS; TURBO AND NON-TURBO CHARGED MODELS.
SYSTEM: EQUIPMENT; CRUISE CONTROL, ACCELERATOR CONTROL CABLE.
CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: FRAYING OF THE ACCELERATOR CABLE MAY CAUSE THE CARBURETOR THROTTLE TO STICK OPEN; THE CABLE COULD BREAK. DRIVER COULD LOSE CONTROL OF VEHICLE SPEED AND AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT.
this sometimes occurs with age due to egr and intake becoming carbon filled , inturn requireing more vacuum inturn raising rpm to keep up , check all vac lines for poss leaks this will cause prob , to check for leaks crank engine let idle use can of wd40 or starting fluid and spray lightly around suspected area , if rpms raise when u spray then u have found ur leak
Check your intake and exhaust modules. I have a 1987 D21 and had the same problem (if I understand your post). I replaced the modules located behind the driver side headlights and it fixed the problem. Good luck! I hope this helps.