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I own a 1996 honda accord ex it sputters and has rapid surges of rpm when driving idles fine it also dies a lot any ideas?

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Fast idle valve needs cleaning maybe ?

Posted on Mar 21, 2014

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    Connor Cole Mar 22, 2014

    I cleaned it but only on one side and tightened it shook I take it all the way out?

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SOURCE: 1998 HONDA ACCORD EX V-6

Sounds like your automatic idle control valve needs to be cleaned. Common irratic idle issue. Just remove, shoot carb cleaner onto ports until comes out clean. should be able to move valve inside easily.

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Is there any white smoke coming out the exhaust? Sounds like the same problem my friend had when he warped his head on his 91 civic. Any overheating at all? Otherwise another guess would be maybe a bad catalitic converter that clogged up. Hope this helps any, good luck

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SOURCE: honda accord 1996 v6 2.7 liter,rpm gage jump up and down

Here is the most common cause of surges and stalls, it is the idle speed control air-bypass valve and throttle valve, they get full of gunk over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls) 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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SOURCE: Fule filter location for a 92 honda accord ex

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SOURCE: honda accord ex 2001 check engine light suddenly came on, car started to idle roughly

If it's running rough, chances are that it's misfiring. If the Check Engine light is flashing/blinking, it is definitely misfiring.
If that's the case, drive it as little as possible... Or straight to the mechanic because the more you drive it while it's misfiring, the higher the chance is of you ruining your catalytic converter.

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