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    Default 91 Daihatsu Charade misses when idling

    Please help my ol pop

    91 charade auto 3 cylinder carbi

    I have done the:

    plugs/ leads/ cap and button, sprayed carbi cleaner (3yrs ago)

    When at the lights for example, it has a real bad type of miss every now and again and sometimes sounds as if it will conk out but then it picks up again.
    Putting gear into neutral seemed to fix this, but it now seems to miss a teeny weeny bit in neutral.

    This problem has been happening for years, but my pop doesnt seem to notice.

    I want to change the drive belt as it seems to have some cracks, but pop, bein an ol man set in his ways, dont wanna worry until it breaks down.

    He said the timing belt has been done by a mech a few years ago. I dunno...

    Thanks for reading. Car has around 104,000kms.

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    Misfires can be tricky at times because there are so many possible causes. If it runs fine except at idle I'd be looking for a vacuum leak first. Check all the hoses and connections, the pcv valve, the carb to manifold joint and the manifold to head joint. Another possibility is a leaky EGR valve, yet another is dirt in the carbs idle circuit. Sometime you can do a quick fix for this by screwing out the mixture screw and blowing a shot of compressed air into the hole. Also check that the idle speed isn't too low; these things run a bit rough at the best of times idling in drive.
    Good luck with it - they're a cool and fun little car.

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    Thank you cranky1. I hope i didnt make you cranky
    Well i need a mechanic brother i think.... or go study.
    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellyvk View Post
    Thank you cranky1. I hope i didnt make you cranky
    Nah you made me happy knowing you're looking out for your ol pop.
    Us old fellas need looking after...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky1 View Post
    Nah you made me happy knowing you're looking out for your ol pop.
    Us old fellas need looking after...
    Who will look after me when the time comes? Oh well..
    isnt it funny how quickly subjects change??? The day after i painted my tow bar it had to rain didnt it!! and because i put paint protection on my roof.

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    Yes its the carbi model.
    It isn't too bad as of late. Must be wearing in... 108,000kms later

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    Don't wait for the cam belt to break!

    The wife's Charade did and bent 5 valves!!!!!!!!

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    You said you did plugs leads cap and button, did you check the points?
    In loving memory of Michael and Casey. XBA55Y

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    Thanks i just asked pop, he says its been done, i doubt it. Will get a friend to look at it. He hates fixing things that aint broke. But sometimes you gotta..

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