1999 Honda Accord

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CHELSEA83
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  • 1999 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 127,000 MILES
I have had my accord for 3 years now and have only had minor cosmetic problems. Over a year ago though, I started having problems with the engine. When I was stopped, in neutral, or park the engine rev's itself as if my foot is on the gas as well. It has always passed service checks and inspections. It doesn't do it every time I drive, but it happens often. We have spent over $2000 trying to get everything under the hood fixed, and each time have been told that the problem won't continue, but it does. Usually, if I accelerate fast then it seems to go away. Someone that knows more about cars than I do told me that it seems like the gears stick, but other than that, I am stumped. Any idea about what could be causing this?
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Sunday, December 27th, 2009 AT 12:56 AM

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Hi Chelsea83,

Surging symptoms are usually due to vacumn leaks or a dirty Idle Air Control valve. If the throttle biody and IAC had not been cleaned before, do it to see if it helps.

Check the coolant level in radiator as well, low coolant level would cause surging as well.

Check the coolant hoses to the IAC for clogging.

Check for other sources of vacumn leaks, brake booster, PCV.
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Sunday, December 27th, 2009 AT 1:40 PM

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