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its been a while but i think its .012 to .014 of an inch then you check and adjust the timing,

1987 Honda... | Answered on Nov 01, 2011

The plug should hold the firing voltage down to about 8kv. If the mixture is lean, it could be up around 12kv or down to 6kv if the mixture is rich. If you pull the wire off the plug, the voltage will start arcing across to something close by and this generally happens at about 25kv.

1987 Honda... | Answered on Sep 27, 2011

No.1 at TDC...Dizzy rotor pointing to no1. plug lead output
Check point gap
check for shorts

1987 Honda... | Answered on Sep 18, 2011

inside the tank, you can access it from the trunk.

1987 Honda... | Answered on Sep 16, 2011


1987 Honda... | Answered on Sep 13, 2011

hi, its best you get this looked at soon as possible the chances are it could just be that you need the fluid topping up and will need checking for any leaks.
The problem is if it gets to bad then replacing an auto box is very expensive and is hard to do so its best you get it looked at before it gets beyond repair.
Taking it into a garage will be your best option as they will have a special tool for testing the pressure in the auto box and also the fluid level.
If it has got to bad and cant be solved by fluid alone then the cheapest option would be to get a reconditioned box and getting this fitted as a new one will cost a fortune.
Hope this is some help to you let me know how you get on or if you have any questions ok

1987 Honda... | Answered on Sep 04, 2011

you can look this article why the check engine light on.

1987 Honda... | Answered on Aug 08, 2011

This is most likely one of three things.
1. Your emergency break is not fully disengaged ... Pull the break lever all the way up and release it a few times ... sometimes things just get a little stuck. If your car seems to be fighting against moving, it could be that the breaks themselves are actually stuck ... and you should bring it to a mechanic to have your breaks checked SOON -- before the heat from over-worked breaks causes your rotors to warp, or overheats your breaking system and costs you a lot to fix.
2. You could have a bad emergency-break sensor -- so your car thinks the e-break is on when it is not. If you replace the sensor, you should be fine.
3. I don't think that Hondas actually come with a sensor to tell you if the break lights themselves are out of order (at least in a car from 1987) but I might be wrong. Have someone step on the breaks for you and make sure all of your lights work. This is not likely to be the problem, but it is worth a look before you spend money to fix something that is not broken. (If you live alone, you can also use a large rock or brick to hold the pedal down so you can check the lights ... just make sure the car is off so the rock doesn't slip to the gas pedal and put you or your engine at risk.

1987 Honda... | Answered on May 30, 2011

Is there any power (should be close to battery voltage, 12-13V) to the starter solenoid when you turn the key on? If not it could just be the starter motor relay, usually found in the engine bay fusebox. Also check what the voltage is (should be battery voltage or no more than 1-2 volts less) to the starter relay from the ignition barrel, sometimes the contacts in the ignition switch get worn out on older cars. Also automatic cars have a thing called an inhibitor switch on the transmission which stops the engine being able to be started in gear, only in neutral or drive (this could be another reason why it might have little or no power at the starter solenoid). That could be your problem also. Try to start it in neutral or park, and wiggle the gear lever around while holding the key in the start position. Otherwise get a mechanic or auto electrician to have a look at it, shouldn't take them long to figure out what the fault is, and shouldn't cost you too much in labour charges.

1987 Honda... | Answered on Apr 18, 2011

you do not have a driveshaft on a 1987 honda accord.. they are front wheel drive... you have two drive axles.. but no driveshaft buddy

1987 Honda... | Answered on Mar 22, 2011

Distributers are very common for failing in these cars, when the car wont start, pull a spark plug out leave the wire connected and place the threaded portion of the spark plug on some metal on the engine. Get a friend to turn the key, look for spark between the gap on the spark plug, if no spark, signs point to bad distributer

1987 Honda... | Answered on Mar 22, 2011

Hi Leakey,
Sounds as though you still have a problem with the valve stem oil seals. Did you inspect the valve guides for wear? With a vehicle that's been around since 87, the valves have moved up and down a fair number of times and I think maybe the guides have become a little worn. As the bluish smoking happens only after start up I don't believe I'd suspect the rings, but to carry out a quick check, you can ask a friend to get in the vehicle, start up and take the RPM to around 2500 for about 20 to 30 seconds. During those seconds stand at the back of the car, watching for oil burn, then take it to about 3000 RPM and do the same. If you see oil burn then the oil scraper rings have worn, if not concentrate on the cylinder head.
Cheers Johngee10

1987 Honda... | Answered on Mar 08, 2011

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