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1)it will not go over 3500 rpm (2)when it first starts it runs a little better for a minute or so and then back to not idling (3)the codes said bad MAP sensor, bad O2 sensor (up stream)and problem in the idle control system. (4)Do you know the problem or is it just one of these? I would'nt think a 70,000 car would have all these problems all of a sudden one day.(5)i changed the spark plugs w/ no impovment.#1 was realy crudy, the rest where ok

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  • dada2a Nov 19, 2008

    My Honda accord 99 V6 start and stop with check light on, OBDII gave the code as P0108. The runs on idle but switched on when you attempt to rev or engage gear.

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I'd lean toward the MAP/MAF sensor because of the rev limit. A car with a bad O2 sensor will still rev to redline - it'll just be running rich the whole time. Some manufacturers put in a rev limiter that kicks in if the MAP/MAF sensor goes bad, so I'd lean that way first. Clean the electrical connector with contact cleaner, and run a half a can of Seafoam through the vacuum system - this may clear up your issues. If not, I'd replace the MAP/MAF sensor before the O2 sensor.

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