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idle messed up

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by slipvayne, Sep 5, 2003.

  1. slipvayne

    slipvayne Member

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    I really need some help. I just got a 86 civic hb si. I start it up and it revs about 2k. And after acouple of minutes of it being on, the idle starts to surge. 1500 to like 100 over and over again. I have looked it up and still cant seem to figure it out. I went ahead and changed my 02 sensor, spark plugs, plug wires, cleaned the (IACV). It also said that it could be my idle postioning sensor but when i went to the parts store they say that there isnt one for my car. Could it be called the angle control sensor or something like that. And is there a way to see if its out. Anything will help. Thanx :huh:
     
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    today when i checked my iac it was fine. but i wanted to kill the engine buy taking the positive and negitive off my battery. when i did the car still ran. is it supposed to keep running after the battery has been disconnected? :(
     
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    It'll die if you unplug the alternator. The alternator will keep your car running, your car just needs a battery to store the juice.
     
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    Could be a vacum leak, I'd check that too. Change your PCV valve too, i had the same problem, cleaned out the IACV too and it worked fine for about a minute, changed it with a used but low mileage JDM one, but before i did i cleaned the hell out of it and when i put it in i still had the same problem. Well while i was in the motor bay, I said fuck it might as well change the PCV valve too while im here and since i already bought it. After i changed it, no problem. Weird, but it worked.
     
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    The Throttle position sensor goes bad sometimes. But if it does, you'll notice some hesitation as you rev the motor as well as a bad idle.

    Check for vacuum leaks.

    ALso, the TPS can only be bought if you buy a new Throttle body. YOu could just try to buy a used throttle body on ebay and use the TPS. they are almost universal to every honda.
     
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    I have the exact same problem, except my idle jumps from 2K to 1.5k back and forth.

    What is the PCV valve ? And what is the TPS ? Where are these on the engine bay. I have a D16Y8.
     
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    PCV Valve is on the intake manifold, under the fuel rail. Its a little elbow plastic thing. The TPS is on the throtle body.
     
  8. slipvayne

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    :blink: lol they want 540 bucks for the tb and tps because on mine they dont come apart. we have a salvage yard here but all they have is a 86 honda civic hb carbbed. and mines fi.Is there a different one i can put on? they have a 88 prelude and the tb looks nice. would that work?
     
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