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Car turns on but turns off after foot is taken off the gas pedal. 1987 Honda Civic
Hello - if I follow your symptom descriptions correctly, this timing has still not been checked/adjusted. This would be the first step to take. Also, backfiring (through the intake) is usually a sign of an air leak in the intake...
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Rebuilt 350 engine rebuilt Quadrajet carburetor with new computer. Nothing will connect to the computer, which is effecting my transmission.
Hi there. Check the wiring to the carburetor and see if the choke is coming on or staying off. The computer controlled carburetors are designed to meter the choke and fuel jets. If the wiring to the carburetor has power...
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I hav e a 87 Cadillac brougham
The stalling you are describing probably stems from a fuel and/or ignition system fault although air induction could be an issue including the possibility of a large vacuum leak from, for example, a leaking brake booster. To see if it's...
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I fill my oil, then my car smokes when started after 10-15 min it goes away. But after like 2 days it needs oil.
Over a period of 20+ years, the internal engine components begin to fail. When it comes to blowing smoke and rapidly losing oil level, typically there are two culprits; the valve guides in the cylinder head, and piston rings inside...
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Car is not starting up or staying running when jumped.
The very first thing to do is ensure that you have a usable battery. The battery should be fully charged and then load tested. If the battery passes a load test be sure it is NOT a marginal pass in...
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Fuel in fuel rail but will not start up
Fuel could be in the fuel rail but if the fuel pressure is inadequate and/or the injectors are not functioning of course the engine won't start. Inadequate fuel pressure could be caused by a faulty fuel pressure regulator and injectors...
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Clicking sound.
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a weak battery or a faulty starter solenoid. If you hear a clicking sound when turning the key, it is likely that your starter solenoid may be faulty or your battery may...
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Starting issue
Hi There, It sounds like you definitely have a fuel supply issue as indicated by the fact that the motor will start up when starting fluid is sprayed in the intake, but then dies. This is a common sign that...
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Car won't crank after an engine swap project
The problem with swapping engines is that these type of fitting issues tend to happen more often than not. In most cases, the flywheel is not properly aligned with the starter or transmission; causing the starter to not engage correctly....
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Transmission Grind
This may suggest failing transmission synchros. As you may know, when a clutch drags, it is not letting go of the disk fully which overloads the synchros and burns up the friction surfaces quickly. Synchros work by speeding up or...
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low idle in gear, stills when accelerating
Hi There, I believe you are correct in that you may have a dirty or faulty idle air control valve causing the motor to want to stall. As you may know, the idle air control valve monitors the air intake...
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I have a 87 VW Scirocco w 32000 miles. I just replaced the water pump and did the timing belt.
Hi there. Check the timing between the camshaft and the crankshaft and make sure that they are in time properly. It is possible that the timing could be off when the timing belt was changed. The number 1 piston should...
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losing fuel pressure when it warms up
Hi there. This can be a very difficult item to diagnose. In some cases, the lack of fuel pressure is caused by a restriction of fuel in the system; from the pump itself to all lines or the carburetor. It...
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neutral safety switch
In your application, the switch is in the passenger compartment. Of course, prior to replacing it, be sure it is really faulty. There is a test protocol in the Factory Service Manual and you can request that those steps be...
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fuel issues
I can't think of any good reason why you would have to replace three fuel pumps in a row other than fuel contamination or if you are buying bad fuel pumps. There is a company named after an Asian reptile...
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Older model drops to 5 mph for 60 seconds
Your description sounds like a fuel starvation problem. Checking fuel pressure will be a good place to start. A clogged fuel filter, failing fuel pump, failing or clogged fuel pressure regulator, or clogged fuel injectors could all cause this behavior....
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my brake master cylinder leaks fluid but not all the time
Hi there. A crack in the master cylinder can cause the issue you're experiencing. The system itself is not "pressurized" until the cap is closed and the pedal is pressed. When you're driving, the fluid is continually in motion when...
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I'm trying to replace my carburetor with a Weber and need to know if this is a difficult task? 1987 Honda Accord
Hi there - If you are buying a kit designed for your Accord from a reputable vendor, this is a pretty-straightforward conversion. The Weber 32/36, the basis for most of these conversions is popular, with lots of advice and spare...
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Have rapid clicking noise around the transfer case.
Sounds like the shifter solenoid is stuck in a position and will not disengage. Try removing the harness to the shifter solenoid on the transfer case and see if the noise goes away. If it does, then the shifter solenoid...
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Have rapid clicking
If your transfer case does not have a shift solenoid, then the Throttle Valve cable could be installed incorrectly making a clicking sound. This will only occur when the engine is running and the vehicle is in motion. Most likely,...

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