View Full Version : car stalls when i drive it...

Tha Realist
12-13-2003, 01:48 PM
but when i idle it will run all day. it will run good for about 1 minute but then it seems like it just looses gas.after about 5 or 6 seconds it will start back up again.i havent had any problems with it not starting back up again.i ve checked vacuum lines and stuff like that to no avail.anyone who can tell me what to do would be greatly appreciated. it is an 88 accord lx 5 spd 2 bbl. thanks :wtf:

12-13-2003, 02:34 PM
Welcome to the site, Ohio Sucks!

Have you replaced your 2 fuel and 1 air filters recently? Make sure you are using decent gas, mine runs great on 91 Octane. Check your timing as well. You should check out the howto section on retuning the carb, that might be it.

12-13-2003, 04:35 PM

12-13-2003, 05:40 PM
My car does the exact same thing. You have 3 options (assuming your problem is caused by the same thing my problem is; which it probably is)
1. Rebuild your carb
2. Replace your carb (with a weber, or another applicable brand)
3. Learn to drive by taking your car out of gear everytime you stop; using your left foot on the brake, and your right foot on the gas, to keep it from stalling.

The 3rd one, though it may seem awkward and impossible, is actually much easier than the other two. Plus, it makes you a better dancer.

Heres where to go if you are interested in a weber carburator. If you have more weber questions, I or someone else on the board can help you (most likely someone else :D )



Tha Realist
01-07-2004, 03:09 PM
i havent tried the carb yet I'm thinking now maybe fuel pump

Tha Realist
01-09-2004, 04:57 PM
i havent tried the carb yet I'm thinking now maybe fuel pumpWell I got lucky and got a good used carb.I replaced it but I lost 2 of the carb bolts.If anyone can hook me up with some that would be sweet.