1998 HONDA CIVIC

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  • mkates
  • 1998 Honda Civic

1998 Honda Civic 254000 miles

My honda civic is idling very low, almost at zero when I am stopped at a stop sign/light. I just changed my spark plugs, valve cover and wires and then this problem began occuring. Any suggestions on where to look for an issue?

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 AT 2:50 PM

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  • F4I_guy
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Was it right after you replaced the spark plugs and wires?

How does the car run otherwise? Does it run rough or hesitate while accelerating? If so, you have a mis-fire.

If it runs fine except at idle, then you might have
1)a vacuum leak caused be a leaking gasket or hose
2)a mal-adjusted idle screw or dirty throttle body
3)faulty IACV (idle air control valve)

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 AT 4:18 PM
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The car idles fine during acceleration. I did just replace the spark plugs, wires and valve gasket cover (thing). I will look into the other options you listed. Thank you very much!

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 1:58 PM

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