Honda won’t run on carburetor

Holly’s question:

” My husband has an old Honda that’s sat for five years. He can’t get it running for more than a few seconds by using starting fluid. He’s taken the carburetor apart, but can’t get it to work correctly. What should he do?”


Well, carburetors go bad if they sit for years and clog up internally with stuff that gets about as hard as concrete. the only way to really fix them is to strip them down and boil them in an acid solution. Only a real pro can do this, so most guys (myself included) will purchase a quality rebuilt unit. Being a Honda, you will have no problem finding one, the only caveat is the price you will pay. Google it out and check locally at parts stores. The last old Honda I did cost about 380 for a good rebuilt unit that worked like a charm.

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