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1997 hoda civic EX idles low

I just bought a new used car and it idles really low and I have drove it now for like 2,000 miles and it died on me while stopped 2 times in one day and hasn't since or before that. I have put almost 3,500 in this car and I don't know what to do?

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  • dsterba Jul 02, 2009

    It idles fine sometimes but it idles at about 300 or so sometimes. Something like that. It seems to down shift and shift up a little bit hard.

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When the air bleed screw is properly set, the ECM/PCM controls the engine's idle speed .....

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Replace the fuel filter, remove and clean the idle air control valve, remove clean and regap plugs, start ebgube rnive ibe okyg wure ar a time and observe, also check throttle linkage.

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How low is low? Usually should be around 600-650 RPM's. If it is lower than that, look at cleaning the throttle body, and possibly a new IAC motor.

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