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Poor Idle, dies at stopsigns

I have a 2000 Honda Civic DX, automatic transmission. It idles very badly, and every time I come to a stop sign the car will die. Is this the idle control valve? and if so, where is this part located?

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I have used this fix for your problem for 20 years.
Here are some of the causes of surges, stalls at stops, slow idle speed, erratic idle speed, rough idle and engine hesitation (and other problems), it is in most cases the idle speed control air-bypass valve and or throttle valve and upper intake, these area's get full of gunk and combustion residue over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.

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I have an 86 honda civic manual. And same problem. Could it be the carb just needs to be adjusted and if so...how do i adjust it? Also My car didnt have any manuals and when i try to look up the engine layout online i cant find one for my car. Please help. I just bought the thing.

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