1986 Honda CRX carb issues

  • 1986 HONDA CRX
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • 149,000 MILES
I bought this 1986 Honda CRX, automatic, carburated and it was popping the alternator/carburator solenoid fuse every time the key was turned on. The short was in the thermostat located under the distributor. I disconected the black/yellow wire going to the thermostat (has positive juice to it) and now I am not popping fuses. I can get it to start by pouring a little gas in the carb and then it idles fine or I can rev it up for a while, but after about 45 seconds, something is cutting the fuel and it dies. I have good fuel flow to the carb (it has a mechanical fuel pump located on top of the motor). All the vacume lines seem to be hooked up. I even tried conecting the two wires the go into the thermostat together in an effort to bypass the thermostat and nothing seems to let it keep running. I had the alternator checked when I was popping fuses and it is good. I have been reading about devacing the carb and also about putting a Weber carb on, but I would like to keep it stock if possible. Any help would be greatly appriciated. I am going to give this car to my daughter as a Christmas gift so I have some time to figure it out. Thanks to anyone that can help.
Do you
have the same problem?
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 AT 7:57 PM

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Hi chriscleaver,

Carburettor is equipped with a fuel cut solenoid. Is battery voltage present when ignition switch is turned on?
Unplug the solenoid wire and turn ignition ON, reconnect and disconnect the solenoid and note if the solenoid clicks.

Thermostat is not equipped with any electrical components. Can you upload a picture of the wires and component they are plugged into?
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 8:54 AM

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