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bouncing idle

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by SlushboxTeggy, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    ok so when its cold out and i start the car the idle bounces. it has a pattern to it, ussually going from 800 to about 1800-2000. it very consistent in the bouncing, but it is just wierd to me. is this somewhat normal, do i have a problem, or wtf. this is in mostly sub-freezing temps. im drunk so ask questions i didnt mention.
     
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    geminianm1 Junior Member

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    Well, my friends integra has that exact same problem and we tryed to find what was causing it and we think theres a hole in one of the hoses, but were still lookin into it
     
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    Citizen_Insane Senior Member

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    Check your coolant, my car was doing that a few days ago and then I realized that it had been pissing out all the coolent.....
     
  4. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    resevoir is full. i had the same type of problem last spring that was caused by coolant so that was the first thing i checked.
     
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    Fast Idle Thermo Valve.
     
  6. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    thanks ill have to look at it tomm though. thank god it isnt an expensive part, im to broke for that.
     
  7. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    im at work so i had time to read some stuff about the FICV. can i just remove it and not replace it? and if so, how would that affect the car?

    EDIT
    found an thread on acuraworld.com.
    the thread
    i think ill be able to fix it tomm.
     
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    ripperbone angry bear

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    when my old civic had that problem, it ended up being the coolant valve under the tb.
     
  9. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    before you buy that, do the free stuff....

    bleed your coolant. basically, let it overlfow with the cap off while the car is running.... and don't let cats lick up the spills :p
    reset the computer
    check for vacuum leaks
     
  10. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    check out that link, thats what i plan to do tomm when i dont have class all day.
     
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    ripperbone angry bear

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    [​IMG] i didnt have to buy anything. all I had to do was remove the tb and on the bottom is the colant valve which is held on by three bolts, and take one end off and screw the white plastic valve back in place. worked like a champ (no bouncy idle)

    when I did it I had kaoskustoms help me. it took us some time to find the problem and when we narrowed down it took minutes to fix
     
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    geminianm1 Junior Member

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    I was told that there is no such thing as a coolant valve...
     
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