Stalling

Tiny
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I own a 1997 Dx Honda Civic, s 5 speed tandard transmission, 4ltr engine, 121,000 miles on the car/ When I am making a stop the car will sometimes stall. This occurs sometimes when I keep the clutch in and put in neutral and sometimes when I roll to a stop and keep the car in gear, This does not always happen
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Thursday, June 21st, 2007 AT 2:03 PM

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Tiny
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At other times when a idle is the car running smooth or a little rough? Does the engine speed when sitting and idling run fast then slow then fast etc? Finding this could be a challenge but we can try.
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Thursday, June 21st, 2007 AT 4:54 PM
Tiny
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At idle the car sometimes runs a little rough but not really noticable and not slow and then fast
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Thursday, June 21st, 2007 AT 7:33 PM
Tiny
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Locate the EGR valve on the car and remove it. Clean it and replace but look for defects. It is supposed to seal and open. Check for obstructions to that process.
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Friday, June 22nd, 2007 AT 9:14 AM
Tiny
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Thanks I will give this a try and let you know how it works out
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Friday, June 22nd, 2007 AT 4:48 PM
Tiny
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I took the car to Jack Williams. They told me that this particular model did not have an EGR valve. They did a scan and advised me that two oxygen sensors needed to be replaced at a cost of over $500. I do not know if this will even fix the problem but I can live with the occasional stalls rather than shelling out this kind of money
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Monday, June 25th, 2007 AT 3:01 PM
Tiny
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First of all I can assure you there is an EGR, at least the repair manuals show and I have one on the car I own with the same engine. Now, the O2 sensors. They are so simple to replace. One is a little tougher that the other but you could replace them one at a time. I would start with the upper one which the easiest and is located above the cat converter on the exhaust manifold. Go online and search for a Honda O2 and you can hunt down the O2. Stick with an OEM that has the connection and does not require you to use the old connection. Do not get a universal one. About $60 to $70 each. You can do it. If you have the replacement in hand, take off the electrical connection and then cut the wires above the O2 leaving about 2 inches of wire and cutting with an angle. Put on a socket to remove the old O2 and install the new one using an open end wrench to tighten the new one in to the exhaust manifold. Connect the connector and you have it. Pretty much the same process for the lower one too. I cut the wires above because it still allows the sensor to be re-used in the future for some unknown reason. The angle cut allows you to easily tell which wire connect to which on the O2.

Don't be afraid to try it yourself and save a lot of $$.
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Monday, June 25th, 2007 AT 3:49 PM

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