How To Solve Honda Idle Problems - EricTheCarGuy
Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ Before posting questions about Honda idle problems please read this: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/8-Service-and-Repair-Questions-Answered- Here/41476-solving-honda-idle-issues-hunting-idle The viewers have chosen and this weeks video will be about solving Honda idle problems. I'm really not surprised as I get a lot of questions and requests about this very subject. Here are the links I promised in the video that will help you address specific issues mentioned in the video. How To Bleed a Cooling System http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUpXgAJ1gjU How to Check for Vacuum Leaks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CPqbaSgcok Reading Check Engine Light Codes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD05sPclLyE Diagnosing an Overheat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUzOTnsWImI Hopefully when your done checking all that stuff out you will have solved your Honda's idle problem, if not leave a comment or send me a message and I'll see what I can do just make sure you have tried all the stuff in the videos first as that saves me from typing so much. I also want to add my "Idle Speech" into the mix here: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/8-Service-and-Repair-Questions-Answered- Here/41475-solving-honda-idle-issues-rough-idle There are a lot of things that can contribute to an idle issue, in fact in the end it may still be there to some degree because of the nature of that engine however here are some things to start with. First start with a good tune up, use NGK or Nippon Denso plugs, don't change the wires if they are OE, if they aren't OE you might consider NGK wires as they are very good and less expensive then OE. A quality cap and rotor should be good. A new air filter also helps. Don't change the PCV valve, if you see an aftermarket PCV valve in there put a Honda in, believe it or not I've seen idle issues caused by aftermarket PCV valves, the OE's last just about forever so you can easily justify the expense. Next a good valve adjustment, this goes a long way to smooth out the idle if done correctly, mess it up and things can get a lot worse though. While you have the valve cover off check the timing belt tension, if you feel a lot of slack this can cause the cam to 'chunk' as it spins causing a rough idle. If you think the belt has been on there for some time then you might consider changing it and resetting the tension properly, if it's not ready for replacement you can reset the tension to take up the slack. DO NOT adjust the idle screw under any circumstances, it is set at the factory and that is the reason it was sealed in the first place. If you find that the seal has been broken and you have a low idle and you have done all of the above then you might turn the screw out a little to see if that helps the idle but only enough to try and bring it back to where it was before it was adjusted in the first place. Last clean the screen in the Idle Air Control valve, this can get clogged up with carbon over time and cause the flow through it to be restricted which can cause idle issues. If you still have a 'rough' idle after all of this THEN look to the engine mounts as you want to be sure the engine is running correctly before you go for those as the one in the back is a real pain to replace. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.
Idle Speed Fluctuates & Many Possible Causes
welcome to http://CarTrek.com Idle Speed Fluctuates & Many Possible Causes / Ways to Fix It. This is for Honda Accord 2003-2011. There are many reasons your Honda's idle speed fluctuates. I had to perform many different tests. I have success and failures. But eventually I fixed the problem or problems. By watching my video, hope it can save you the time and money. http://cartrek.com/idle-speed-fluctuates-many-possible-reasons/ update 1: After I replaced the coolant see http://youtu.be/JBScaIJ_6Os, it run perfectly for a week until the problem came back see http://youtu.be/UCzxLBn6o9A. I then fixed the radiator cap problem, it run perfectly for another week. update 2: after the previous fix, a week later, the problem came back again. Then I cleaned the throttle & IAC valve, watch http://youtu.be/1u3XGC0sZe0 the car run perfectly again. other related videos http://cartrek.com/absolute-minimal-removal-of-idle-air-control-install-new -iac/ http://cartrek.com/various-options-to-fix-idle-air-control-iac/ http://cartrek.com/clean-idle-air-control-valve-throttle-with-minimum-remov al/ http://cartrek.com/pcm-idle-learn-procedure-honda-accord/
Clean Idle Air Control Valve & Throttle With Minimum Removal Honda Accord
How do you Clean Idle Air Control Valve & Throttle for Honda Accord without removing a lot of parts? This is for a Honda Accord 2005 and earlier, 4 cylinder engine (my is 2004 Accord). It saves time without removing a lot of parts that the book suggest to remove, but you need to pay attention for a couple of things. You also need to perform the PCM re-learn procedure http://youtu.be/K8VfHkMmeZA My car's problem started with the idle speed fluctuation see http://youtu.be/8oJyRHaqksM. After I replaced the coolant see http://youtu.be/JBScaIJ_6Os, it run perfectly for a week until the problem came back see http://youtu.be/UCzxLBn6o9A. I then fixed the radiator cap problem, it run perfectly for another week. Now after I cleaned the throttle & IAC valve, the car run perfectly again. http://cartrek.com/clean-idle-air-control-valve-throttle-with-minimum-remov al/ http://cartrek.com/absolute-minimal-removal-of-idle-air-control-install-new -iac/ http://cartrek.com/various-options-to-fix-idle-air-control-iac/ http://cartrek.com/idle-speed-fluctuates-many-possible-reasons/ http://cartrek.com/pcm-idle-learn-procedure-honda-accord/
PCM Idle Learn Procedure for Honda Accord
Welcome to http://CarTrek.com This is PCM Idle Learn Procedure for Honda Accord 2003-2011. After you disconnected battery, or replaced the Powertrain Control Module, or in my case the coolant replacement, you may need to perform this procedure. for more detail, please visit: http://cartrek.com/pcm-idle-learn-procedure-honda-accord/ other related videos: http://cartrek.com/absolute-minimal-removal-of-idle-air-control-install-new -iac/ http://cartrek.com/various-options-to-fix-idle-air-control-iac/ http://cartrek.com/clean-idle-air-control-valve-throttle-with-minimum-remov al/ http://cartrek.com/idle-speed-fluctuates-many-possible-reasons/