89 honda crx dx 1.5l 166,000 miles *roughly
i am tryen to get her smogg'd on the high rpm check it was fine. Stellar if I may say. BUT. On the idol check is where we run into an issue. Now I have already gone thru her and did the basics oil change, spark plugs wires, oil filter, air filter, spark plugs**propperly gapp'd no less** and here and there I still keep getting a slight idol bounce mainly when she's cool/ cold like right after start up. Now when I changed the spark wires I noticed on the far left plug, i'll just for the sake of this particular question name this one plug #1 ** not sure if I am right in this or if i'm wrong on the number it REALLY is, not really caring for right now** Confused
but the far left wires connector to the distributor cap was corroded with a green corrosion. Now I think I need to clean that portion of the cap out before I get to crazy. But that really can't that simple can it?
now here is exactly what is happening after I start car:
idols is a lil high while it warms. Then it may sit at 500-600rpm's for a few then it will bounce down to zero and then back to 700-800 and back and forth a few times then will act normal. It may do this for a few seconds to a few minutes then stop for a few seconds to a few mintues ** longest was about 20 minutes of sitting without it acting up, then I revv'd the engine a few times and sometimes it will act up and then level out and sometimes nothing at all will happen. I'm just not sure what to do next, I just need it to act right so I can get it to pass smog mad frigging ca smog laws
i noticed if I put a draw on the electrical system or make the idle raise to about 800-900 rpms the drop off/bounce/ sputtering stops all together!
i was also reading this issue may be caused by my eacv but. Lol my manual shows this item on a si model not a dx. So i'm haven a lil trouble locating it.
have the same problem?
Sunday, February 18th, 2007 AT 12:50 PM