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1991 Honda Civic Question: fuel gets all the way to the carburetor but not into it. What's the problem?

 

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handyii, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Columbia, SC, February 26, 2012, 05:22
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I have checked the fuel pump and all filters and lines.

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    February 26, 2012, 09:59
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    you should have a throttle body on this car, not a carburetor. the fuel line goes into the fuel rail, which goes to the injectors. the throttle body only allows air to pass through. if it does in fact have a carb on it, the accelerator pump may be failing. it is attached to the carb.

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    handyii, February 28, 2012, 14:10
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    Oops, I misspoke. It is a throttlebody and the fuel line goes directly to it. There is fuel pressure all the way up to it. I WOULDN'T ADVISE ANYONE TO DO THIS BECAUSE THE THROTTLEBODY CAUGHT FIRE A FEW TIMES! I sprayed fuel into it and it started and ran as long as I kept spraying. There is no fuel rail on this vehicle.

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    March 22, 2014, 16:52
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    Check ALL fuses. Underhood and under dash.

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