1997 Honda Civic Throttle/Idle

Tiny
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  • 1997 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 96,000 MILES
When I press on my gas pedal while drivin it seems to get stuck at a certain point meaning thers no gas going to the engine seems like its lagging or the throttle cable gets stuck after applying more gas it would work but make my car jump/jerk real hard it would sometimes happen for 5 - 10 mins then go away or not happen for the whole day but come back on anytime.I took it to a shop and they cleaned the throttle body and work fine for about 1 r 2 months and just start happening now again also idles funny sometimes constantly stays at 3k rpms in neutral even when the car is warm please any suggestions thanks.
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Sunday, February 28th, 2010 AT 8:46 AM

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Tiny
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Is there a check engine light on?
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Sunday, February 28th, 2010 AT 10:18 AM
Tiny
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Yeah its on
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Sunday, February 28th, 2010 AT 7:30 PM
Tiny
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I suspect your throttle position sensor is faulty and in need of replacement. Also you have a 97 so you can go to autozone for a free computer scan, bring the codes back to me for further diagnosis(to be absolutely sure)
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Sunday, February 28th, 2010 AT 9:55 PM
Tiny
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U think it could be the fuel injectors? Would cleaning it help r needs a need throttle body r a new throttle position sensor thanks
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Monday, March 1st, 2010 AT 3:39 AM
Tiny
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This vehicle may have a cold start injector in the throttle body, i'll have to check. But yeah a good cleaning might help. Or your injectors could be faulty, but we will definitely know if you have it scanned, its free, if you go to autozone, if you live in Cali I think they charge now, but dont go to the shop to have it done they will charge you at least 75 bucks
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Monday, March 1st, 2010 AT 7:12 AM
Tiny
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Alright ill go to a autoshop tomorrow and see whats up thanks for your time ill post it when I got it thanks alot again
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 AT 1:15 AM
Tiny
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Very good, hear from ya soon
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 AT 7:20 AM
Tiny
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Oh yea last time that solve the problem is that they lubed the throttle body cable cause I was on vacation for about 2 weeks leaving the car out on rainy days so they said it coulda made the throttle/pedal stick.
I wanted to ask if you would recommend a product called Sea Foam that cleans grime/carbon build up in Internal Engine and throttle body also fuel injection.

Thanks.
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Thursday, March 4th, 2010 AT 2:00 AM
Tiny
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Yes sea foam is an awesome product, gas and oil, we use it to do what is called a decarb. Where you grab, lets say, the pcv valve vacuum hose and lightly suck the fluid into the engine and it cleans all of the upper intake and cylinders, valves, you should see all the black smoke that comes out, I still am nervous when I do it because you can lock your engine if too much seeps in at once, so I wouldnt recommend you to do it. But ask around.
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Thursday, March 4th, 2010 AT 7:06 AM
Tiny
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My car is smoother now after seafoaming it and im gona do my oil change tomorrow also I cleaned my throttle body and lubed the cable but it was still idleing funny but after I spraked brake cleaner in the IACV it works fine now thanks for all ur help
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Monday, March 8th, 2010 AT 4:20 AM
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Well thats what we like to hear, if you dont mind, would you please leave me some positive feedback?
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Monday, March 8th, 2010 AT 6:26 AM

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