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88 honda civic DX; idles rough and then dies.

I dont have a lot of money, i recently lost my mom and i work full time rather then go back to school. I bought a used honda civic DX, i cant afford anything else. the intake box is missing, and it still ran fine for a few days, but the next day it started idling very rough, and stopping when it was idle at stoplights or so. its getting alot worse, it shuts itself off constantly, and idles rougher, and backfires alot now. what can i do to fix it?

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  • tamccrary May 11, 2010

    Is your honda a fuel injected model or a carbureted model? Also, condolences about your mom. Check your PCV valve, if it is clogged it could create the problems. It's a part that costs less than $5.00, and is usually a pull out, plug in replacement. Go to Autozone.com and it has repair guides that are extremely handy.

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You need to FILTER the air coming in the intake with something screen or something zip ty some screen and paper towel .then give it an oil change and clean the plugs(do this first).

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