1988 Honda Civic

Tiny
ERIK REICHERT
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Electrical problem
1988 Honda Civic 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

hey hey, so I am having that problem with my 88 civic where the idle surges and it won't start after its warm. I have replaced the starter, plugs, battery and the distributor(not just the cap). Now What?
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Monday, December 15th, 2008 AT 10:31 PM

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Tiny
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The fast idle thermo valve (FITV) or the idle air control valve (IACV) are most likely acting up.

I would first try a good throttle body cleaning with intake clean (make sure you get into the idle ports as well). If that doesn't help you may have a vacuum leak or the valves may need to be removed and given or thorough cleaning, or they may need to be replaced.
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Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 AT 4:48 PM

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