1992 Honda Accord 2.0 i saloon / coupe Car over revs soon after starting

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jennifer
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Car over revs soon after starting
Jan 20, 2008 (12 years ago)
Soon after starting the engine the revs start to go up and down betweeb 1000 and 2000 revs,and the engine starts to overheat
also get a burning smell from engine compartment.

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Car: Honda Accord
Variant: 2.0 i saloon / coupe
Model Year: 1992
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss

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mrfixit
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Feb 9, 2008 (12 years ago)
Hello,
I am assuming that you have checked the basics on your vehicle, ie. oil and coolant levels?.
These two problems could be related but foremost to address is the overheating problem as if you don't you will not have an engine to rev at all.
If it is overheating so soon after starting then it is either very low on coolant or the coolant is not circulating due to a faulty thermostat or the impeller on the back of the water pump has come off or is damaged or there is another restriction in the cooling circuit. If you are unsure of checking these things yourself then it should be checked by a professional and do not drive it like that it will cost you a fortune.
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gary kilfoyle
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Sep 24, 2009 (10 years ago)
check to see if the sensor on the mannifold needs replacing,or it could be the idle valve,if it is replaced that should cure the fluctuating revs.
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