1986 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual
I bought this honda from a roomate and it ran well but he said the sparkplugs had to be replaced, after doing so it ran better but the car kinda ran funny; I would have it almost floored and I would think that it was going as fast as it could and then all of a sudden it felt like the fuel injectors or something would become cleared and the car would jerk forward with more power-this only happened occasionally but it concerned me.
After a while I noticed the exaust gasket blew out, I replaced it as soon as I noticed I don't know if maybe the heat that was blown on the engine during this time may have done something to the engine internally.
Anyways I was driving the car on the highway at about 65-70mph and all of a sudden it started feeling like it was possesed-it would sputter and cut out and then it would do the jerking with power thing back and forth so naturally, I pulled over to see if I could figure it out and I didn't see anything obvious wrong.
once I got it home, I replaced the fuel filter, distributor car, rotor, spark plug wires, cleaned the spark plugs, and replaced the coil. Then finally I replaced the coil and coil wire. Someone at autozone said if I sprayed eather into the air cleaner it would "prime" the fuel system and the car would start, this made the car run for about 5 seconds but since then it has not started and the more fluid I spray into it the more I worry im flooding it.
someone said the timing might be off but they never looked at the car, just guessed from what I described.
also my friend said you could make the car display a code on the dash of what was wrong by doing something to it but I dont know what.
finally my father said the "reluctor gap" inside the distributor could be adjusted but the book doesnt say what it should be set to.
have the same problem?
Thursday, May 29th, 2008 AT 1:10 PM