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I have an o2 civic and it stutters when shifting

I have an o2 civic and sometimes while i'm driving the check engine light comes on. It seems that almost immediately the engine stutters (ONLY when I shift!) It sort of 'jerks' or 'jumps' when i release the clutch, not when I depress it.
I checked it out and the computer told me I had an idle air... idle air something... but anyway, after I clear the alert the car runs just fine! Every thousand miles or so I repeat this process. However, I'm on my fifth time around and am wanting to make sure I'm not damaging anything. Anyone have ideas??? Thanks

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Change the idle air control valve its going bad or just take it apart and clean it with carb cleaner.

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