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Old 10 Jul 2006, 09:09 pm
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Default i set up the timing and now it will start but wont idle

i set up the timing exactly the way the book tells me but i start my car and
it wont stay idleing i can rev it and it will run but it just wont idle so i
dont know where to start one of my friends says that it might be the screw in
the distributor but i have no idea where to start

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Old 10 Jul 2006, 09:16 pm
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Default Re: i set up the timing and now it will start but wont idle

"true_playa via CarKB.com" <u23318@uwe> wrote in news:631093964d74b@uwe:

> i set up the timing exactly the way the book tells me but i start my
> car and it wont stay idleing i can rev it and it will run but it just
> wont idle so i dont know where to start one of my friends says that it
> might be the screw in the distributor but i have no idea where to
> start
>



And the year and model of Honda you have is......?

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Old 10 Jul 2006, 09:52 pm
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Default Re: i set up the timing and now it will start but wont idle

true_playa via CarKB.com wrote:
> i set up the timing exactly the way the book tells me but i start my car and
> it wont stay idleing i can rev it and it will run but it just wont idle so i
> dont know where to start one of my friends says that it might be the screw in
> the distributor but i have no idea where to start
>

you shorted out the timing adjust connector when setting timing,
correct? and the cam timing's definitely correct? if so, and you've
done nothing else that could cause this problem since the car last
worked properly, proceed to setting the idle speed. disconnect the
eacv, then adjust the idle screw on the throttle body. set it for the
specified rpm, [750 on my civic], then reconnect the eacv.
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Old 10 Jul 2006, 11:27 pm
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Default Re: i set up the timing and now it will start but wont idle

sorry my bad it is a 98 honda civic and i am positive that the cam and the
crank were perfect it just doesnt idle i will try the idle adjuster and i
will check the distributor

jim beam wrote:
>> i set up the timing exactly the way the book tells me but i start my car and
>> it wont stay idleing i can rev it and it will run but it just wont idle so i
>> dont know where to start one of my friends says that it might be the screw in
>> the distributor but i have no idea where to start

>
>you shorted out the timing adjust connector when setting timing,
>correct? and the cam timing's definitely correct? if so, and you've
>done nothing else that could cause this problem since the car last
>worked properly, proceed to setting the idle speed. disconnect the
>eacv, then adjust the idle screw on the throttle body. set it for the
>specified rpm, [750 on my civic], then reconnect the eacv.


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Old 11 Jul 2006, 12:35 am
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Default Re: i set up the timing and now it will start but wont idle

true_playa via CarKB.com wrote:
> sorry my bad it is a 98 honda civic and i am positive that the cam and the
> crank were perfect it just doesnt idle i will try the idle adjuster and i
> will check the distributor


i remember - you needed to tighten the timing belt. adjusting idle
really is last resort here dude. once basic setting is made, it's all
computer controlled so it shouldn't have to be touched during the life
of the car. double, triple, quadruple check everything to ba absolutely
certain before adjusting idle. sorry to labor the point, but if the
belt's been done, it's really quite easy to be a tooth out. that'll
account for your idle problems much better than the throttle body
suddenly being out where it wasn't before. it'll make for different
ignition timing too - another idle factor.

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> jim beam wrote:
>
>>>i set up the timing exactly the way the book tells me but i start my car and
>>>it wont stay idleing i can rev it and it will run but it just wont idle so i
>>>dont know where to start one of my friends says that it might be the screw in
>>>the distributor but i have no idea where to start

>>
>>you shorted out the timing adjust connector when setting timing,
>>correct? and the cam timing's definitely correct? if so, and you've
>>done nothing else that could cause this problem since the car last
>>worked properly, proceed to setting the idle speed. disconnect the
>>eacv, then adjust the idle screw on the throttle body. set it for the
>>specified rpm, [750 on my civic], then reconnect the eacv.

>
>

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Old 11 Jul 2006, 01:06 pm
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Default Re: i set up the timing and now it will start but wont idle

true_playa via CarKB.com wrote:
> i set up the timing exactly the way the book tells me but i start my car and
> it wont stay idleing i can rev it and it will run but it just wont idle so i
> dont know where to start one of my friends says that it might be the screw in
> the distributor but i have no idea where to start


Your symptoms sound suspiciously like a vacuum leak or loose/misplaced
vacuum hose...
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Old 12 Jul 2006, 04:13 pm
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Default Re: i set up the timing and now it will start but wont idle

yea you are right man i was looking way into the fact i will check a vaccume
leak and also check the screw and if that doesnt work then i dont know

Matt Ion wrote:
>> i set up the timing exactly the way the book tells me but i start my car and
>> it wont stay idleing i can rev it and it will run but it just wont idle so i
>> dont know where to start one of my friends says that it might be the screw in
>> the distributor but i have no idea where to start

>
>Your symptoms sound suspiciously like a vacuum leak or loose/misplaced
>vacuum hose...


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Old 12 Jul 2006, 04:26 pm
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Default Re: i set up the timing and now it will start but wont idle

is it bad to run an open header? once i get it running i have to take it to
the exhaust shop to get all exhaust ran bakc is it bad to run it with an open
header

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Old 14 Jul 2006, 03:41 pm
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Default Re: i set up the timing and now it will start but wont idle

NAW, just carry lots of fire extinguishers...


"true_playa via CarKB.com" <u23318@uwe> wrote in message
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> is it bad to run an open header? once i get it running i have to take it
> to
> the exhaust shop to get all exhaust ran bakc is it bad to run it with an
> open
> header
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