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I own a 1988 Honda Accord LX with a carburetor. When I start the car it races at 2200 rpm but when the engine is finally warm the idle drops like a rock to just above zero. It runs at that level and doesn't recover. Why won't my engine idle between 900-1,000 rpm? Thank you.

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Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd It sounds like the carburetor on your old Honda Accord needs some attention. I recommend you find a technician who has experience working on carburetors.

Barb Petrey, President - DBK Enterprises Inc at Jiffy Lube I don't like guessing at parts but it sounds like a throttle position control.

Helaine Kurot, Owner/Technician at 360 Automotive It may need an idle adjustment, or there may be something else going on that is affecting the idle speed. Get this looked at by a good repair shop soon.

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