Hard To Start

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Old 08-23-03, 05:19 AM
lcam
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Hard To Start

I HAS A 86' HONDA ACCORD, HAS NOT START FOR LITTLE OVER A YEAR. I DECIDE START IT UP AND GET IT FOR SALE.
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I HAD TO POUR LITTLE GAS INTO A CARBURETOR TO GET IT START
BUT IT WON'T HOLD THE IDLE, UNLESS I HOLD ON TO THE GAS AND CONSTANT POUR GAS TO THE CARBURETOR.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
THE OLD GAS STILL ANY GOOD OR I NEED TO DRAIN THE OLD GAS OUT AND PUT NEW GAS IN?
ANY SUGGESTIONS WILL APPRECIATE.
 
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Old 08-23-03, 03:38 PM
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The gas in the tank is trash. It may have damaged the carburetor---sounds like rebuild time...
 
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Old 08-23-03, 03:55 PM
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it could have formed varnish on your fuel filters too. might want to change them. check your fuel pressure too.
 
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Old 08-23-03, 06:02 PM
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Something else worth mentioning here is that if you are having to dump fuel into the carb while trying to keep it running, you could very easily have a fuel pump problem as well.
Hope this helps ya,
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Old 09-04-03, 08:43 AM
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what i did found out yesterday (looks like there is no fuel flow in carburator):
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disconnect fuel line (line to carburator), turn ignition and start
the engine, there is fuel flow thru the line.
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reconnect fule line (lien to carburator), turn ignition and start
the engine, look inside carburator (with air cleaner cover off)
did not see any fuel flow thru caburator mouth.
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disconnect fuel line (line to carburator), turn ignition and start
the engine, place a fuel line on top of the carburator to let the
carb. soap up a little bit, then it started.

does this mean the caburator is gummed up on the inlet? carburator need service (rebuilt)?

any advise will be appreciate..
 
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Old 09-04-03, 09:11 AM
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If you dump fuel into it and it runs, that's a carburetor problem. Likely gummed up.

These are not for the faint of heart to rebuild. They are quite hard to do and there's a zillion vacuum lines on them which are easily screwed up.

Sometimes you can get away with a top half rebuild, but all reality it will probably not run correctly or run well for very long.

Suggest it be professionally rebuilt for best results.
 
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Old 09-04-03, 03:55 PM
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You could simply have a stuck needle and seat not letting fuel into the bowl, or the float is stuck.
Billy
 
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