Engine Performance problem
1985 Honda Accord 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 211000 miles
My 1985 Honda Accord is running pretty good considering it has 211000 miles. No major overhauls or parts, but exhaust, tires and spark plugs, wires, distributor cap and rotor button.
However, it still idles rough as if it cannot find 750 rpm. Also, I hear a distinct ticking in the region of the gas tank like a grandfather ticking. The car has somewhat poor take off and acceleration but once going, it runs good getting around 30mpgs.
Along with the rough idle is a smell of gas like it is running 'rich'. We have noticed that when the clicking sound is noticed, the carburetor shoots gas into the chamber.
My question is: Is the fuel pump going and getting weak, and if it is, is it a big job to replace it? Considering it's in the gas tank.
have the same problem?
Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 AT 6:52 PM