Cranks rough

Tiny
HONDADX
  • 1999 HONDA CIVIC
  • 170,000 MILES

My car cranks just fine the first time but when I go run an errand and crank it. It'll start like if it was dieing and I have to press the gas pedal down to get it to run good. Any thoughts or advise much appreciated!

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Saturday, August 11th, 2012 AT 10:05 PM

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Tiny
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Have it scanned for codes let me know the exact code nunbers you have not code descriptions.

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Saturday, August 11th, 2012 AT 10:12 PM
Tiny
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No CEL is on some had told me to do a timing check with a timing light?

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Saturday, August 11th, 2012 AT 10:40 PM
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I dont see how the timing being off would cause your symptoms. Who told you to check the timing?Also just because the lights not on doesnt mean there arent and codes.I always check for codes first.

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Saturday, August 11th, 2012 AT 10:44 PM
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Symptoms indicates a possible fault with the IAC. If no trouble codes are present, have the IAC and throttle body cleaned and retest.

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 9:15 AM
Tiny
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Will do that clean the throttle body and IAC

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 9:23 PM
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Will post results later on thank you

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 9:26 PM
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Keep us posted.

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 10:40 PM
Tiny
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Ok I cleaned the IACV and throttle body and it seemed to do a little better on the starts unlike before. Only sometimes will it crank rough

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 5:52 AM
Tiny
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What do you mean by crank rough?

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 3:16 PM
Tiny
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When I go to start it. It'll hesitate to run. It chokes, chokes and then warms up like usual

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 11:00 PM

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