Question : I OWN a SA5 two-door Honda Accord 1.6.
Sometimes the car's engine suddenly stops when I let go the accelerator
when nearing a traffic light. It becomes
normal again after I start the engine.
Normal driving with the accelerator
pressed down is basically smooth.
There also seems to be no leak in the carburetor.
Could it be due to the carburetor or
the mixture of air and fuel ?
The mechanic told me it is a carburetor problem and he does not
guarantee that it will be OK after the
Can you recommend a mechanic
who is well versed with the carburetor
service and manual tuning ?
Alternatively, where can I find another carburetor ?
Most of the mechanics are now only
good in fuel injection engines with new
My car has been modified with an
automotive gearbox more than 13
Recently, I changed the timing belt
and opted for a re-cond auto gearbox.
You may be having an internal problem with the carburetor. Usually with
old cars, it would be caused by internal
corrosion resulting in an unstable idling
The usual solution is to overhaul the carburetor and clean it out, particularly
the internal passages.
If bad corrosion is seen, the best is to
replace the carburetor.
Finding a good replacement carburetor may be a problem as a new one would
be quite expensive and secondhand ones
can be dicey.
As a final solution, you may have to
modify one from an engine of a similar
engine capacity, even of a different make.
Usually this can solve the problem with
some changing of jets.