Honda accord lxi 89 im driving on freeway after a reach the driving speed a get a check engine light so what a do i pull the the shoulder shutt the car off momentaryli then i turn it back on check engine light goes away for 10 minutes after the ten minutes check engine light comes back again then i have to repeat the same steps allover.....can some one help thanks
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If you operate the driving lights only while at speeds and not idling for extended periods of time there should be not a problem. For a check to ease your mind, after you install the driving lights, start the bike then check the battery voltage at an idle. It should be in the 12.5vdc to 13.5vdc range. Now turn on the driving lights and check the voltage again. If the voltage drops lower than 12.2 volts at an idle, increase engine speed to about 2000 rpm and see if the voltage increases to about 13.5vdc or higher. If it does, just remember not to idle with the driving lights on for more than a red traffic light cycle.
Check that there is some free play in the throttle. When you twist the grip the first bit of movement should only be taking the slack out of the cable, in other words, you need about 1/16th of a turn of the grip before the throttle is actuated.
Also make sure the cable is routed properly - and check for any air leakage between the carburetor and the engine. With the engine running, if you spray WD-40 around the inlet manifold and it causes the idle speed to change, then there's an air leak.
Bigger jetting (a higher fuel/air ratio) will not cause overheating. But an air leak between the engine and carburetor can cause overheating - and an erratic idle. Make sure the carb is correctly connected and there are no air leaks. An air leak could also be the cause of the popping that you were attempting to address by re-jetting.
Once any air leaks are corrected, adjust the idle mixture screw to attain the highest idle speed when the engine is at normal operating temperature. Then, use the idle speed screw to set the correct idle speed.
Finally, ride the bike at full throttle for a short time, pull the clutch and coast to a stop. Remove the spark plug and check the color; a tan or light brown color indicates correct jetting. Too light = too lean. Too dark = too rich.
Check your battery connections. Loose grounds have caused the problem plenty of times. First the speedo jumps around a bit and lights dim, then you start backfiring a little. Next, you'll be dead on the side of the road wondering what's going on!
If it is not a loose ground at the battery, check all your other wire connections. Should fixya right up though.