My Civic starts and stalls

Tiny
STOCKYBOB
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I've just gotten my car serviced and since then my car is doing some funny things. It's a 1991 Civic GL, 1.6L automatic, 165,000 km.

First, it was idling quite high, around 1800 rpm.
So I took it back to have it looked at, and the mechanic lowered the idling to a reasonable level.

Now whenever I start the car, it revs up and then dies. I need to keep my foot on the gas to keep it from dying, and after it's started moving forward, it seems to run fine. I've raised the idling back to a higher level, but the problem is still there. When the car is cold, there is basically no problem, but this happens when the car has already warmed up.

And sometimes, when I shut off the engine, the motor continues to sputter or cough for a few seconds.

What could this be? Thanks for your help!
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Thursday, May 10th, 2007 AT 8:58 PM

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Tiny
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In order to give you advice I need to know:
1. What was done during the service?
2. Did you had the same problem before the service?
3. Do you have engine check light ON?
4. There is no reason to readjust idle in Honda. It must be other problem.
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Friday, May 11th, 2007 AT 12:06 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

The servicing done was the regular, comprehensive service, which includes:

Change/Replace:

Up to 5 Litres of quality brand Motor Oil
Oil Filter
Spark Plugs*
Windscreen Wiper Blade inserts**

Check/Inspect:

Air Filter
External Belts
Braking System
Hand Brake Adjustment ***
Charging System
Cooling System and Pressure Test
Exhaust System
Exhaust Gas Analysis
Fluid Levels topped up as required:
- Battery
- Brake
- Clutch
- Power Steering
- Radiator
- Windscreen Washers
Fuel System
Gearbox/Transmission Drive Train
Ignition System
Lights
Steering System
Suspension System
Tyre Pressure Adjustment (including spare)

There was no idling problem before the service, but the engine did occasionally stall in a sharp turn at very low speeds. I've returned the idling back to what it was before, so the main problem now is the high idling.

Thanks!
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Friday, May 11th, 2007 AT 7:12 PM

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