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Trouble codes my 1988 Honda civic 1.5l starts up fine for a few seconds and then idles up and down like the engine surges.i read about how to read trouble codes and mine flashes real quick once and then a pause then flashes 6 times real fast and then starts all over .if i understand it right its giving me a code 7 which is the throttle position sensor if this is correct would this cause the engine to idle up and down any help would be nice thanks rob

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  • streetspirit Apr 07, 2009

    My car seems to be not catching on after I stop. It hesitates and slowly catches. I'm receiving error codes PO700 (TRANMISSION CONTROL CENTER) and PO730 (INCORRECT GEAR RATIO). What is the most common solution? help!!!

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Yeah i do have the same problem..........before. Yes its that throttle nagle sensor. you have to replace the whole throlle body cause the sensor is not a bolt on part.....goodluck!

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