1998 Honda Civic

Tiny
JORDAN07
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  • 1998 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
I keep getting a code P505 it says Ignition system malfunction. Do you have any idea what it could be? Or what I could do to correct it?
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Saturday, October 25th, 2008 AT 8:25 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi Jordan07,

DTC P0505 - IDLE CONTROL SYSTEM MALFUNCTION

NOTE: If DTC P1508 or P1509 is set, trouble shoot DTC P0505 last.

1. Start engine and run at 3000 RPM with no loads and transmission in Park or Neutral until radiator fan comes on. Allow engine to idle. On Canadian models, set parking brake and ensure headlights are off. Using OBD-II scan tool, check engine speed with no loads (headlights, blower motor, rear defogger, radiator cooling fan and A/C off). See IDLE SPEED SPECIFICATIONS. If engine speed is not within specification, go to next step. If engine speed is within specification, problem is intermittent. System is okay at this time.
2. If engine speed is 550 RPM or less, go to next step. If engine speed is not 550 RPM or less, disconnect IAC valve connector. On A/T equipped vehicles and D16Y7 engine, if engine speed does not increase, replace IAC valve. On A/T equipped vehicles and D16Y7 engine, if engine speed increases, adjust base idle speed to specification. On D16Y5 and D16Y8 engines with M/T, if engine speed does not decrease or engine does not stall, replace IAC valve. On D16Y5 and D16Y8 engines with M/T, if engine speed decreases or engine stalls, adjust base idle speed to specification. On all models, if idle speed will not adjust to specification, clean throttle body ports. If idle speed still will not adjust, replace IAC valve.
3. Remove air intake duct from throttle body. Place a finger on upper port in throttle body. If engine speed does not decrease, check for vacuum leaks and ensure throttle valve is completely closed. Repair as necessary. If idle speed decreases, adjust base idle speed to specification. If idle speed will not adjust to specification, replace IAC valve.

IDLE SPEED SPECIFICATIONS

Application - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- RPM
D16Y5 Engine CVT - - - - - - - - - - 650-750
D16Y5 & D16Y8 Engines M/T - - - 400-500
D16Y7 & D16Y8 Engines A/T (1) - 650-750
D16Y7 M/T (1) - - - - - - - - - - - - - 620-720
D16Y7 & D16Y8 (2) - - - - - - - - - -700-800
(1) USA.
(2) Canadian.
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