1982 Honda Civic high rev problem

Asked by Oct 19, 2014 at 11:48 AM about the 1982 Honda Civic 1500 DX Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just put a refers/rebuilt  carburetor on my 1982 civic.  When i got the car,  it didn't have a
carb on it so I'm trying figure out the vacuum lines.  As of now, it revs up high as soon as i
start it up. the carb was a bolt on and drive. I don't have the canister or air cleaner on yet
but don't think that would matter. Thanks

7 Answers

2,645

the electronic choke my be sticking, it will rev high, until the motor warms up, check and see if your choke plate is fully close, if so open it with your hand ,or screw driver, and see if the engine drops down on the RPM'S, OR IF ITS A MANUEL CHOKE, DO THE SAME, OR IF IT'S A SPRING LOADED CHOKE, CHECK THE MECHANISM , SPRAY SOME CARB CLEANER IN BEHIND THE COVER OF THE CHOKE ASSM.... HOPE THIS HELPS

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

What engine? May be able to find vacuum diagram

At first I thought this was a put-on, a joke, but holy crap Honda really has vacuum lines as such ..and since the intake is not metered you're correct, running it w/o filter makes no diff

Best Answer Mark helpful

Thanks all for the quick responses.. Yes, this thing has crazy vacuum lines. Its a 1500dx with electric choke. I'll tinker with it again today and upload pictures tonight.

So i did manage to get it stay idled down enough to let it run for a minute by holding back the choke. if interested in see the short video please email me at skytrain555@gmail.com. While it was running, it was putting off a lot of white smoke.. the carb was suppose to be bolt on ready. i suppose that is if all is working to factory specs??

I sprayed carb cleaner in and kept it running for about a min by minimizing airflow into the carb with my hand. Its not the idler, the choke is opening up and staying pinned. The entire carb is a factory rebuild and is like a brand new carb. as stated above, it's suppose to be ready to go.Thoughts?. Thanks

Another picture

Your Answer

Civic

Looking for a Used Civic in your area?

CarGurus has 69,787 nationwide Civic listings starting at $1,499.

ZIP:

Honda Civic Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,120
  • #2
    Takoda Fraser
    Reputation
    1,030
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,010
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,038 Great Deals out of 58,765 listings starting at $1,099
Used Toyota Corolla
796 Great Deals out of 54,506 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
938 Great Deals out of 81,452 listings starting at $1,395
Used Ford Mustang
613 Great Deals out of 36,332 listings starting at $899
Used BMW 3 Series
1,092 Great Deals out of 33,466 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Civic For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 44,495 listings starting at $16,393
2016 Honda Civic For Sale
97 Great Deals out of 2,572 listings starting at $11,695
2015 Honda Civic For Sale
145 Great Deals out of 4,290 listings starting at $8,495
2014 Honda Civic For Sale
195 Great Deals out of 5,699 listings starting at $6,500
2013 Honda Civic For Sale
76 Great Deals out of 1,728 listings starting at $6,580

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.