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1990 Honda Accord Question: I put anouther dist. In and it runs better but still runs bad at low rpms

 

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yukonteton, Greer, SC, November 12, 2012, 19:55
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I just can't. Get it to run good at idle.

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    November 12, 2012, 20:33
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    timing , not just ignition , but valve(timing belt?). What is the reading from a vacuum guage hooked in after the throttle at idle? steady and at least 17"? spark plugs fouling with gas? Checked fuel pressure with gauge?

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    yukonteton, November 13, 2012, 06:28
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    Ok I will check that out, if its the belt will it show signs of any kind.

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    ziptie12, November 13, 2012, 16:07
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    DO YOU KNOW HOW TO VERIFY IF THE GEARS ARE AT THE PROPER POSITIONS? iF NOT GET A MANUAL.

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    globalhelper November 13, 2012, 05:52
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    i agree with zip ck those issues 1st then repost findings

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    November 13, 2012, 07:33
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    Vacuum leak or low compression on one or more cyls. is my guess.
    Since that is all we can do here.

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    ziptie12, November 13, 2012, 16:09
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    HEY! SPEAK FOR YOURSELF, I NOT ONLY GUESS , BUT I PONDER AND THEORIZE! MAYBE THAT'S WHY I GET HEADACHES.

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    pushrod, November 13, 2012, 16:29
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    Really hard to anticipate just exactly what the actual problem is since we can't see the car from here.
    Could be and usually is something not of the norm. But the normal stuff is a good place to start!

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    ziptie12, November 13, 2012, 21:06
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    I have a hard time with 'normal' as you can tell , but you are completely right!

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