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lkwd318ti
04-06-2005, 12:07 AM
Okay...it just happened today. On my way home from school, everything was fine. My RPMs at idle were at about 700-800. After a while, i stopped at a stoplight and my RPMs at idle went crazy. It kept going up and down between 200 and 1000.
I have a feeling it may be the Idle Control Valve, but I don't really know.
What do you guys think about it?
One more thing, do you think that an external force may have done it? (like how a radar jammer messes up an radar.)
Because i noticed that it happened right after a damn civic cut me off and i started following him. :x
Please help!
Thanks guys
-Randy

dodj
04-06-2005, 12:47 AM
I have noticed this problem once, I was on a steep hill and had very low fuel. I don't have a clue if those could be any factor to it.

I have not noticed it since.

ZeroG
04-06-2005, 12:51 AM
Okay...it just happened today. On my way home from school, everything was fine. My RPMs at idle were at about 700-800. After a while, i stopped at a stoplight and my RPMs at idle went crazy. It kept going up and down between 200 and 1000.
I have a feeling it may be the Idle Control Valve, but I don't really know.
What do you guys think about it?
One more thing, do you think that an external force may have done it? (like how a radar jammer messes up an radar.)
Because i noticed that it happened right after a damn civic cut me off and i started following him. :x
Please help!
Thanks guys
-Randy
I would start by cleaning yoru ICV, simple CARB cleaner will work.

-Chad

lkwd318ti
04-06-2005, 09:03 AM
Where is the ICV exactly? Is it visible from the top (stock form), or is it on the throttle body under the intake manifold?
Thanks again guys
-Randy

jobimmer
04-14-2005, 06:31 AM
I have the same problem and I've replaced the ICV, O2 sensor, Throttle position sensor and it still have the same problem sometimes it even stalls out, in the mean time all i did was disconnect the throttle position sensor the problem went away but the check engine light stays on untill i can take it to the shop.

jobimmer
04-14-2005, 06:36 AM
My ICV was located behind the intake manifold, i had to disconnect the throttle body to get to it, i didn't have to go under the car or anything but my TI is 95 so i dont know if that make a difference.

lkwd318ti
04-14-2005, 08:01 AM
Hey guys,
When my car was on its way to the dealership, the little sprocket light thingy lit up.
I fixed my problem though. I brought it to the dealership and they said that it was just the transmission's shifting software (mine's an auto).
They just did a little reprogramming and then it was gone.
I've been driving it for the past week and it seems like there's no problem :rockon:.
I'll post more if something happens.
-Randy

totalcarcare
02-10-2010, 07:00 PM
Hi guys seams to be the most common problem with this wee car!
have you checked the maf sensor? remove the wiring loom that goes into the rht of the maf and drive as normal, this will determine if the maf is at fault.
they generally go every 40000mls. Garages will tell you this will damage engine but thats nonsense.
mines was doing the same and garage were left scratchin there heads.
I replaced maf, plugs, cleaned icv, new air filter and boom, my wee Ti is back to her best and pullin like a train!!
I got the maf from ebay brand new with 12 mnth warranty for 39.99!!!!!!
others are charging in excess of 100. the correct part number for the m44b19 engine is 0280217110.

wolfnacht
02-10-2010, 10:42 PM
Check the hose that connects to the Air hose... I know when Mine pops off it wont idle at all... same if theres a crack in it... Check the basic things first... I lurnt the hardway

lkwd318ti
02-11-2010, 05:58 AM
Yeah guys, I was able to fix the problem about 5 years ago. :P
Good thing you guys searched and dug up my old thread though!
Thanks for your input! Hopefully It'll help someone else in the future.

-Randy

OFF TOPIC: I just realized that reading the url, this is thread number 5070!!!! I just read a thread numbered 29470!!!!
We're come a long way guys!

suhinaffy
03-19-2010, 01:27 AM
Hi guys seams to be the most common problem with this wee car!
have you checked the maf sensor? remove the wiring loom that goes into the rht of the maf and drive as normal, this will determine if the maf is at fault.
they generally go every 40000mls. Garages will tell you this will damage engine but thats nonsense.
mines was doing the same and garage were left scratchin there heads.
I replaced maf, plugs, cleaned icv, new air filter and boom, my wee Ti is back to her best and pullin like a train!!
I got the maf from ebay brand new with 12 mnth warranty for 39.99!!!!!!
others are charging in excess of 100. the correct part number for the m44b19 engine is 0280217110.

I'm in the process of doing this now , ive changed the sparkplugs and icv and im waiting on a maf from ebay just now . hopefully it will be sorted when i get the maf because ive been driving around for months like this .