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1984 CRX Carb issues

Postby DanRe » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:14 pm

I have a 1984 CRX with 111k miles. It is generally in great shape for its age. It has a carbureted 1.5 liter engine with an automatic. When I come to a stop, especially when the car is cold or if I have the headlights on, it often wants to stall unless I put it on neutral first. How can I know whether it is a simple screw adjustment or needing more extensive carburetor work? Thanks!
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Re: 1984 CRX Carb issues

Postby Bow2600 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:04 am

Sure it's not the alternator?
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Re: 1984 CRX Carb issues

Postby windraver » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:19 am

Cold.... Idle should be high. Whats the RPM?
Headlights on, could be alternator...

Start the car, disconnect the battery, does the car still run? What are your RPMs? Are you at fast idle still?
I just noticed I'm never playing by the rules
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Re: 1984 CRX Carb issues

Postby DanRe » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:15 pm

Thanks for the replies, I haven't been on in a while. I wound up locating the idle speed adjustment screw and turned it up a few turns. That fixed the stalling but I adjusted it too high because it was dieseling like crazy when I shut it off. I backed it off a little and seem to have found a good xompromiae idle speed where the car only stalls occasionally and only diesels occasionally.
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Re: 1984 CRX Carb issues

Postby DanRe » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:17 pm

Correction:found a good compromise idle speed.
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Re: 1984 CRX Carb issues

Postby 1stGenGuy » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:34 pm

Could be the carburetor insulator gasket is leaking. This problem shows itself mostly with a cold engine. A good way to check it is to start the car, then grab the air cleaner unit and gently rock it back and forth. If the engine speed changes, you have a leak in the insulator gasket. They cost about $90 to purchase.
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Re: 1984 CRX Carb issues

Postby 1986newbie » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:38 pm

Hi - My mechanic says I need one of those $90 insulator gaskets ...do you have a source as he has not been able to locate 1 as of yet? THANKS
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