Re: '88 Accord-Runs for 4 seconds then stops... (FWDrag Inc)
I had that happen a couple different times with my '88 LX... The first time I had to rebuild the carb. The second time it was just a cracked vacuum line. When it first starts, can you give it a little gas to keep it running? If so, my bet is the carb.
I miss my '88... The motor took all the abuse I could throw at it (was still running strong at 280,000 miles), and still got great gas mileage. The only thing I didn't like was all the damn vacuum lines, but I solved that problem with a Weber carb...
If I could find an '88 or '89 with a clean body and interior, I'd buy it.
'99 Accord EX
'04 Corvette Z06