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Old 10-14-2007, 11:26 AM
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94 accord idle is going up and down

ok i have a 94 honda accord lx and whenever it's idleing the idle jumps up and down over and over again.Also ever since that started happening i sometimes lose power when driving.Need help pls.
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:44 AM
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Is your check engine light on?
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:17 PM
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no engine light

no theres no engine light at all
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:23 PM
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One of my past cars (non-Honda) behaved a lot like that when a sensor failed (might have been the throttle position sensor, but I'm not sure). However, my check engine light came on. The problem was diagnosed by checking the code.

I suggest you verify that your check engine light works - turn your key to the ignition position (but don't start the engine) and make sure that the check engine light comes on.
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:16 PM
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yeah my check engine light works fine i also thought it might be the throttle position sensor so i looked around on the internet for one but i couldnt find one so im probably gonna have to replace the whole throttle body.
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Old 10-14-2007, 10:25 PM
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You shouldn't have to replace the entire throttle body. If a sensor goes out, usually the check engine light will come on if the ECU monitors it.

The idle raising up and down sounds like it is a loose fast idle thermo valve (FITV). Search the forum for posts about it. It basically is bolted on the bottom of the throttle body and the plunger can get loose over time. Just take it off (with the coolant lines still attached). and tighten the big plastic plunger until it is fully seated.

A quick test would be to plug the lower port in the throttle body with your finger when the engine is running. If the idle smooths out, then you found the problem.

Also, you might want to bleed any air in the coolant system by opening the bleeder screw on top of the thermostat housing.
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My girlfriend had a gasket leak on her intake manifold. That made her idle go crazy and wierd problems at driving speed.. just an idea
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