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1982 Honda Prelude wont stay running and keeps dying when i stop what could cause that?

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  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    1982 Honda Prelude. Won't hold idle when stopping. Dies. Have you found the answer to this problem? FYI- the carburator is fine. Does not need to be rebuilt.

    Kim O

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  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    my buddy has a 89 prelude that does the same thing.

  • Anonymous Sep 12, 2008

    Ok I have a 89 prelude and it idled good until recently now it wants to die when I let of gas but runs good going down the road.
    I was told it is the idle control sensor, but no such part , however there is a idle air control motor which could be the problem so I am going to try that.
    I agree tyhat it isnt the carberuetor


  • mrweazle Sep 22, 2008

    i have a 87 prelude that just started to do the same thing! but not all the time, maybe every other stop light, checked it out as far as i could without the equipment, ie; vacuum and pressure pump! the EGR AND LOW IDLE VALVES werent getting any vacuum. probably going to have to take it in. unless someone here gets a fix to me soon!!

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Try the control for the egr valve and check the egr valve if open
car will not idle from a 85 civic owner that did just a egr replacement and it was fixed ( ebay new egr valve was only 22.00)
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Your carburateur is not working properly...you need to rebuild it or replace it.

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