starting problem

Asked by Mar 27, 2011 at 02:52 PM about the 1988 Honda Accord LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1988 accord and I have to hold the gas pedal to the floor to start it.... When it starts, it runs bad for a few seconds and then clears up and runs ok. Now it's getting harder and harder to start.. any ideas? O2 sensor maybe?

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Check the TPS, make sure all your vaccuum lines are connected, and in good shape, and just to be on the safe side, check the dipstick/bottom of the oil cap for what would look like coffee with creamer in it - which would be a sign that the head gasket is blown, or worse. Have you overheated it recently?

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