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Idles low My civic has started idling to almost 0 sometimes when the car is stopped. Other times it is fine and idles normal. The car does not die but idles roughly. The car just had a major tune-up but mechanics still have not figured out what the problem is.

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First off you might want to check the mass air sensor, if that's bad the engine will think that it's getting enough air when it's not... you can also adjust the throttle linkage cable so that the throttle plate will be more open when your foot is not on the pedal... hope that helps...

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