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bad idel problem

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#1 subestyle18


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Posted 17 October 2003 - 08:59 PM

This is an 83 gl wagon with a carbed ea81. I bought the car and it ideled a little high(1500 or so) i needed to pass emissions so i went to turn the idel down. When i did that the car would die when i would let the idel below 1200rpms or so. So i turned the idel back up so that it wouldnt die. Now when ever i start the car it idels at 3000rpms and then when i warms up it dies when you are off the gas. I think the high idel when you start is some kind of choke problem. The guy i bought it from said he thought there was a vacume leak so i am going to start replacing hoses. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreicated.

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Posted 17 October 2003 - 09:37 PM

hello and welcome to the board. Well from the sounds of it, it could either be your acellerator pump which is located in the carb or it could be a vacuum leak. I had an 83 hatchback that was carbed and it had the same problem. I took my time and cleaned the carb really good and cleaned out the acellerator pump too. If its the 1-barrel Carter-Weber carb *cough* crappy *cough* there is also a little itty bitty tube that runs from the acellerator pump to the barrel. Mine had a hole in it so it would not get enough fuel and start crapping out on me. If your tube has a hole in it, I have some that I can get you for 50 cents per piece. Also, there is are lots of board members who live in your neck of the woods. I know Edrach lives in Woodinville too and he's a very nice guy to get ahold of when you're having problems. Anyways, I hope this helps and welcome again to the board!:headbang:

#3 subestyle18


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Posted 26 October 2003 - 02:57 PM

I am just checking. My 83 4wd wagon with the ea81 should have the hitachi carb on it. I am going to start look for vacume leaks, by just going through and replacing the hoses. If any one has any tips on this that would be great.
Thanks david

#4 calebz


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Posted 26 October 2003 - 03:26 PM

Also check for vacuum leaks around the intake manifild by spraying carb cleaner around all the sealing surfaces.. if idle increaes, you found a leak.

#5 MaroonDuneDoom


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Posted 26 October 2003 - 05:01 PM

whmy simmilar idle problem w/spfi?
should i use the same ethods described above.
Feel free to elaborate.

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