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My 99 accord lx has an intermmitent starting problem. It idles irracatically & stalls. then when warm sometimes it won't start. the evac( I think that's what it's called it's a par

My 99 accord lx has an intermmitent starting problem. It idles irracatically & stalls. then when warm sometimes it won't start. the evac( I think that's what it's called it's a part on the back of the engine where the vacuum hoses go into it's a vtec 4cyl. engine) has come up on check engine light it's getting plenty of fuel & spark, just tuned up but it'll be running fine then start idling up & down then stall. then it won't start & not every time it'll crank & crank I smell fuel & then finally it starts like it's been flooded. i've been told the vacuum wouldn't cause this but wouldn't it be possible with the erratic idling then stalling problems?

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I had a similar issue, with my 96 civic. Get a leak down test done. For me, it was bent valves.

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SOURCE: rough idle stalls at low rpm's

hello first check your idle with the car running foot on brake see were your rpm reading is if your below 500rpm check your label underhood for your curb idle setting second see if theres a adjustment screw you can increase were your gas cable lever rest against your set screw underhood if you feel confident enough remove your iac motor idle air control valve if the bore were the end of the pintle extracts out to close has varnish builup our carbon it will stick creating vacuum leak type senario causing stalling rough idle sometimes even no start conditions good luck

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SOURCE: 1992 honda accord lx starts okay then idles down wants to stall

a good tune up shall solve your problem. replace the ff: spark plug. spark plug wires, air filter, fuel filter, and an oil change, good luck!

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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SOURCE: 4cyl 2000 honda accord engine stalls while idling,

check for spark and fuel after it dies.

If there is spark but no fuel, then the fuel pump may be bad or a clogged fuel filter.

If there is fuel but not spark, then the ignition control module or the ignition coil could be bad.

Also, check that the timing belt is timing the engine correctly.
Timing Belt & Balancer Belt

Removal & Installation

2.3L Engine

To Remove:



  1. Record anti-theft code for radio.
  2. Disconnect battery negative cable then positive cable.






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  3. Turn crankshaft pulley until TDC is achieved.
  4. Raise and safely support vehicle.
  5. Remove front tire assembly.
  6. Remove splash shield.
  7. Remove power steering belt.
  8. Remove alternator and alternator bracket.
  9. Safely support engine under oil pan.





    Upper bracket removal
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  10. Remove stop, detach ground cable and remove upper bracket.
  11. Remove cylinder head cover.
  12. Remove upper cover.
  13. Remove dipstick and tube assembly.
  14. Remove crankshaft pulley.
  15. Remove adjusting nut rubber seal and remove lower cover.





    Timing belt/balancer belt removal
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  16. Loosen adjusting nut 1 turn.
  17. Push up on balancer belt tensioner to relieve belt tension.
  18. Push down on timing belt tensioner to relieve belt tension.
  19. Tighten adjusting nut 1 turn.
  20. Remove balancer belt and timing belt.


To Install:


NOTE: Clean balancer belt drive pulley, timing belt pulleys and
upper/lower timing cover prior to belt installation.








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  1. Set timing belt drive pulley to TDC by aligning dimple on pulley with dimple
    on oil pump.






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  2. Set camshaft pulley to TDC so that "UP" mark is at top and grooves align
    with top of cylinder head.





    Timing belt installation
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  3. Starting with driver pulley, install timing belt in a counterclockwise
    sequence.
  4. Loosen and ten retighten adjusting nut.
  5. Install balancer belt drive pulley.
    NOTE: Inspect rubber seal on lower cover and replace as necessary.

  6. Install lower cover.
  7. Install crankshaft pulley and bolt.
  8. Rotate crankshaft pulley counterclockwise several times to seat belt.
  9. Loosen adjusting nut 1 turn.
  10. Rotate crankshaft counterclockwise 3 teeth on camshaft pulley.
  11. Tighten adjusting nut to 33 ft lb (44 Nm).






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  12. Turn crankshaft pulley until TDC is achieved.






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  13. Ensure that camshaft pulley "UP" mark is at top and grooves align with top
    of cylinder head.
  14. Remove crankshaft pulley and lower cover.
  15. Rotate crankshaft to TDC again and lock timing belt adjuster arm with a 6 mm
    timing cover bolt.
  16. Loosen adjuster nut 1 turn and ensure that belt tensioner freely moves.
  17. Push tensioner up and tighten adjusting nut.





    Balancer shaft alignment
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  18. Remove bolt and washer from maintenance hole.
  19. Using a 6 X 100 mm bolt, scribe a mark 2.9 in (74 mm) from end.
  20. Insert bolt into maintenance hole and hole in balancer shaft.
  21. Install bolt up to scribed line.





    Balancer shaft alignment
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  22. Align groove on balancer shaft with pointer on oil pump housing.
  23. Install balancer belt and loosen adjusting nut 1 turn to tension.
  24. Retighten bolt.





    Balancer shaft alignment
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  25. Remove bolt from maintenance hole and install bolt and washer. Tighten to
    22 ft lb (29 Nm).
  26. Reinstall crankshaft pulley.
  27. Loosen adjusting nut 1 turn.
  28. Rotate crankshaft pulley counterclockwise 1 turn and tighten adjusting nut.
  29. Remove bolt from timing belt adjuster arm.
    NOTE: Inspect rubber seal on lower cover and replace as necessary.

  30. Remove crankshaft pulley.
  31. Install lower cover.
  32. Install seal at adjusting nut.
    NOTE: Crankshaft pulley, bolt and washer must be cleaned prior to
    installation.

  33. Lubricate crankshaft pulley bolt between head and washer and bolt threads
    with clean engine oil.






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    CAUTION
    Do not use impact wrench to perform
    following step.

  34. Install crankshaft pulley and tighten bolt using special tools to 181 ft
    lb (245 Nm)
    .
  35. Install dipstick/tube assembly.
  36. Install upper cover. Tighten bolts to 9 ft lb (12 Nm).
  37. Install cylinder head cover.
  38. Install alternator bracket and alternator.
  39. Install power steering pump belt and alternator belt.





    Upper bracket installation
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  40. Install upper bracket and tighten fasteners in proper numbered sequence.
  41. Install stop.
  42. Install battery and enter radio anti-theft code.


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