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#467 of 493 1988 honda accord lx fuel issues
Feb 13, 2011 (9:29 pm)
Ok I have a 88 Honda Accord lx I had the motor replaced last febuary so the newer motor has 60,000 miles on it. it sat for about 4 months maybe starting it once a month we went to drive it in august of 10 and it ran fine the very next morning we went to start it we got nothing. we replaced spark plugs, and wires. we got nothing sent it to our honda mechanic that did the motor work he said it could have been trash in the carburator he did some work charged me $111 drove it home but we could never get it to run right when you would get it started by using starter fluid it would go strong for a min or two then when you pushed the gas all the way to the floor it was getting nothing. changed fuel pump, fuel filter under car and on firewall, then thought something was wrong with the carberator again had a mechanic come out he adjusted the gas flow screw on the carb. it would start for a few minutes but idles very strong took it for a drive did fine but died everytime you pushed the brakes. Now it is doing the same thing it will start with starter fluid or carb cleaner then runs out of that and dies . Can someone please tell me what it possibly could be this car is making me crazy we have over $2000 under the hood and it still wont run I'm very frustrated but dont want to give up yet. I'm thinking it has to be something so simple that we are just not seeing. Please help.
#468 of 493 Re: 1988 honda accord lx fuel issues [picturemom00]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 14, 2011 (8:24 am)
Japanese carburetors of this time period are pretty complex and very hard to rebuild (extremely small passages inside that can get clogged). Presuming the usual suspects have been checked over carefully
tune-up (inspect spark plugs, cap, rotor, wires, etc).
fuel filter (replace)
bad gasoline (take a test sample)
vacuum leaks (test with a smoke machine)
tight valve clearance (check with feeler gauge)
bad compression (have this tested)
then you may have to spring for a new carburetor as a last resort. This unfortunately will not be cheap.
Mar 25, 2011 (4:02 pm)
I have a 89 Honda Accord Lx-i somedays it starts and cranks and some days it just doesnt crank at all idk what to do or where to start to look. help please!
#470 of 493 Re: MY CAR [lauramacteenez]
May 04, 2011 (5:23 pm)
Check the connection of the signal wire to the starter motor. The crimp connection might need tightening. This happened in my 89 Lx-i occasionally and I fixed it just squeezing the crimp with a pair of pliers.
#471 of 493 Re: 1988 Honda Accord Choke Coil. [pkgman2]
Jun 15, 2011 (1:50 pm)
do you happen to know the exact web site. i really need to find this part. thank you
#472 of 493 89 honda accord lx choke pull off
Jun 21, 2011 (6:27 am)
Does anyone know where i can find a choke pull off for a 89 honda accord lx
#473 of 493 Re: 89 honda accord lx choke pull off [roxyfoxy02]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 21, 2011 (6:32 am)
Yikes, probably you'll have to buy a defunct carburetor from a wrecking yard...try this:
#474 of 493 89 honda accord lx locks
Jun 21, 2011 (6:35 am)
does anyone know why the only way i can lock my doors is from the inside pulling on the drivers side handle then locking the car or from the outside using the key
#475 of 493 Re: 89 honda accord lx choke pull off [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 21, 2011 (6:40 am)
thanks i will have to look into that. don't know if i will be able to find one in the junk yards around here