1996 HONDA CIVIC IDLE ISSUES

  • Tiny
  • nezam66
  • 1996 Honda Civic
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 150,000 miles

When my car is park or neutral the RPM's go from 700 to 1500 back and forth. Not really sure what needs to be done. When the Air conditioning is turned on the RPM's stabilize at about 500. Any help would be greatly appreciated:-)


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Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 AT 4:33 PM

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  • Tiny
  • CJ MEDEVAC
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YOU MAY HAVE A VACUUM LEAK.....COULD BE A HOSE HAS COME LOOSE OR A PLASTIC FITTING IS BROKEN OR CRACKED

THIS MAY HELP

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-stalls

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RETURN TO THIS THREAD BEARING GOOD NEWS!

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Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 AT 6:55 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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The idling speed is too high and it usually is due to a fault with the IAC or vacuum leaks as pointed out by CJ MEDEVAC.

Check coolant level, low level can cause it too. It could also be due to a fault with the cold start valve.

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Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 AT 12:19 PM
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  • nezam66
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Hey Guys!
Thanks allot for the help, I looked over the car and found that it was my cold start valve. The car is running like new. Thanks allot for all your good advice

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 AT 11:44 AM
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WE AIM TO PLEASE!

GLAD YOU GOT IT ALL FIGGERED OUT!

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 AT 4:44 PM
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Have to close this question to prevent it from hogging my waiting list page.

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Saturday, February 1st, 2014 AT 8:34 PM

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