1998 Honda Ballade idling problem

Tiny
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  • 1998 HONDA BALLADE
  • 1.6L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 196,000 MILES
If got a honda ballade 98 model I had a idling problem, I was told to clean the throttle. Body I did so and the idling still wasn't rite I turn on the butterfly so the throttle can be a bit open in order for the car to idle I replace the IACV. Should I turn the throttle close again?
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Friday, July 25th, 2014 AT 3:21 PM

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Tiny
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How did you turn on the throttle?
What is wrong with the idling?
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Sunday, July 27th, 2014 AT 10:13 PM
Tiny
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I turned on the accelerator cable to adjust the idling on the car bec the car don't idle it keep cutting out wen I stop and it makes my heavy on fuel and the car feels like there is a miss
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Sunday, July 27th, 2014 AT 11:26 PM
Tiny
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You need to have a little slack for the accelerator cable. Readjust the cable and see if the idling stabilises after replacement of the IAC.
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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 AT 1:14 AM
Tiny
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Hi, I took the car to a machanic he said the car has a miss and tht its over fueling and its the distributor I must take it to a auto, I drove to the auto car has got no power, the auto check whatever he can on his side, send me to a other machanic bec he tells me is a machanical problem, and that guy also then tell me my car is over fueling but he can't help me.I then just took it to a guy that has a computer setup and left the car there I'll just wait on his feed back.

Can it b such a big problem?
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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 AT 5:50 AM
Tiny
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How many types of mechanics do you have over there?
I don't understand why you need to be moving around.
I don't know what the problem is so I can't comment on its seriousness but 1 thing I am sure, you need a better mechanic than those you have been to.
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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 AT 12:52 PM
Tiny
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The car drives but has no power and there is a jurk in the drive and the smell that comes from the exhaust is very rich and black smoke wen u ref.
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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 AT 1:01 PM
Tiny
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Is the Check Engine Light indicating and have you checked for trouble codes?
Misfiring are usually caused by bad spark plugs or related components. That would result in loss of power and black smoke emission.
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Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 AT 7:04 AM
Tiny
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I got my car back from the mechanic and can't fix the over fueling problem he said tht he must check if there is a broken wire tht leads to the computer box or the the computer box is faulty, he said there is to much faults on the car that can't be cleared.I'm stressing !
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Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 AT 7:19 AM
Tiny
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Is the Check Engine Light indicating when engine is running?
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Thursday, July 31st, 2014 AT 7:59 AM
Tiny
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No the engine light is not on, but the idling is hunting
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Thursday, July 31st, 2014 AT 9:52 AM
Tiny
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When the idling speed is hunting, it usually is due to excessively high idling speed. This is usually due to vacuum leakages. It can also be due to a bad Idle Air Control valve or cold start valve.

Have these checked. Insufficient coolant or clogged coolant lines to the IAC can also cause this.
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Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 AT 8:57 AM

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