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Honda Accord Fuel and Fuel System Questions
Last post on Sep 20, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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Honda Accord, Fuel System, Sedan
#80 of 89 Re: Major problems getting my 1986 Accord to start [kriswright]
Nov 13, 2007 (4:41 pm)
If hitting the tank was your actual fix, then I'd say you looking at a new fuel pump.
I've seen tow truck drivers come to a call, get out, wack the fuel tank, and have the owner try starting their vehicle again. When it does, he smiles, hands them their minumum trip charge, and drive away.
#81 of 89 Re: Major problems getting my 1986 Accord to start [mrbill1957]
Nov 13, 2007 (7:35 pm)
thanx mrbill. i came to the same conclusion with my stepdad about two hours ago. i'm about to look on ebay to see if i can find one.
#82 of 89 what do you do if.......?
Jan 25, 2008 (8:54 pm)
I have a 1990 Honda Accord that normally runs great. I just got it a couple months ago and haven't had any real problems with it. Now I have a problem: I was on "E" , and gas prices being what they are, I decided I would use a 2-gallon gas can with what smelled like gasoline to get me where I needed to go. This is where the problem comes in: I have no clue what that mystery liquid was, but after about 5 minutes of normal driving, the car started to chug. I made it about 2 miles, shut the car off, then tried to restart it, with no luck. Can someone please tell me how to get my car running again?
The three possibilities the mystery liquid could be are kerosene, deisel, water, and or watered down gasoline.
These are some things I know about whats going on:
The car is getting spark
fuel treatment didn't work
the fuel pump is working
Someone please help me
#83 of 89 fuel problem
Mar 04, 2008 (7:52 am)
my 86 accord idles rough,tries to run out of gas on a hill at times,have to pump pedal to keep it going. also on highway if you hold it to floor goes to 4-5 grand & starts cutting out like a rev limiter.i seen on here it could be the coil not sending enough juice to the fuel pump.any other ideas.also does anyone know what the vacuum diaphram on the drivers side of the carb. controls? thanks
#84 of 89 Fuel capacity of 1984 honda accord lx hatchback
Jun 01, 2008 (5:34 pm)
Anyone know the actual fuel capacity of the 1984 honda accord lx hatchback? my owners manual says 15.8, but i have ran this thing almost dry and can only put about 11 gallons in it. I just bought it recently with 86k on it, great shape, just cant get the fuel econony accurate due to the tank size issue.
Thanks for any info
#85 of 89 Re: Fuel capacity of 1984 honda accord lx hatchback [skuddbuster]
Jun 01, 2008 (7:27 pm)
You don't have to know the size of the tank, to figure mileage. do it this way. 1) Fill the tank (stop pumping at the first click) 2) reset the trip odometer (before you drive off) 3) drive till the low fuel light comes on (or when ever you like) 4) Stop at the same gas pump as before (if possible) and fill the tank again 5) Before you drive off !!!!, note how many gallons it took to fill the tank (from the gas pump), and how many miles are on the trip odometer. 6) Divide the miles by the gallons to get miles per gallon. Example: 380 miles divided by 13 gallons would equate to 29.23, or a little more than 29 miles per gallon.
#86 of 89 Re: Fuel capacity of 1984 honda accord lx hatchback [elroy5]
Jun 02, 2008 (2:12 pm)
Elroy is exactly right. Tank size is completely irrelevant to determining actual fuel mileage. Use that method (I do) and you'll get accurate mileage, assuming your odometer reads correctly.
#87 of 89 Re: Fuel capacity of 1984 honda accord lx hatchback [thegraduate]
Jun 03, 2008 (5:29 pm)
well, sure I understand that formula, and have used it, however my main concern is the actual capacity of the fuel tank, I was hoping there was some standardization and that someone could let me in on it.
#88 of 89 Re: Fuel capacity of 1984 honda accord lx hatchback [skuddbuster]
Jun 03, 2008 (5:46 pm)
The capacities for an 1984 Accord listed in a repair manual:
oil w/filter 3.7 Qts
trans 5-Spd 5.0 Qts
trans auto 6.0 Qts
Fuel 15.8 Gal
Cooling system 6.4 Qts
Sep 20, 2010 (7:15 pm)
i just bought a a 1990 accord, my car stopped running shortly after i checked the pump its running fine i spray starter fluid into the fuel injectors it starts but dies shortly after, any ideas?