shaiedge Posted September 23, 2009 Share Posted September 23, 2009 (edited) Hi Everyone. Have tried a lot of things here, but thought I would come here and ask you guys for help.. I'm not the mechanic here, I'm just the girl that drives the car. But rest assured, I will relay the information on to my dad who is a "at home mechanic". Help from you guys would be greatly appreciated.. I have a 1988 civic wagon 1.5 L car with 441,000 kms. It failed aircare on the idle test. rotar and cap was replaced, new air filter, new oil filter, oil change, leaks/holes fixed in muffler, new spark plugs, and failed the aircare test again today. Everything on the test was higher EXCEPT the CO emissions on both tests. But still failed both emissions for idle. The idle was running at around 700 rpms. On the first test I had premium fuel, and on the second test, no premium fuel, but made sure to rev the engine to 2000 rpms while waiting for 5 minute to enter. Not sure if this information is helpful, but there seems to be a problem with the starter. If the car stops at a location and the engine is turned off. You have to wait at least 5 minutes to restart the car, otherwise it won't start. (the engine will turn over and over, but not catch/start) My question is what can I get fixed/ do to my car so that I can pass the idle on the aircare? Thank you very much for your time. **edited, spark plugs were replaced Edited September 24, 2009 by shaiedge Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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