Update: I'm not sure if this had any connection to the issue in this video but, back in April my engine ended up throwing a rod and I had to replace the whole engine. Total cost was $1800. A little less than half the cost of the whole vehicle. I didn't get this checked by a professional and just continued to drive it and this is what happened. I'm not sure of the exact cause or if this or had any relation to it but, always get issues checked out with a mechanic. It will avoid a bigger headache down the road.
Replaced the starter and now my car is idling really low. The check engine light came on after the starter was replaced as well. Car is idling roughly too. We recently replaced the a/c compressor and water pump to fix a squeaking/squealing noise and the face the a/c wasn't working. Why is my car idling so low before the starter was replaced it would idle at 1k rpm also the check engine light is on now and the squeaking/squealing is back. What's going on?
How To Solve Honda Idle Problems - EricTheCarGuy
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Before posting questions about Honda idle problems please read this:
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
How to Check for Vacuum Leaks
Reading Check Engine Light Codes
Diagnosing an Overheat
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:
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.
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Honda idle problem
My 92 honda accord has been having this problem for a while and it is a
real annoyance, if anyone has any suggestions please comment.
97 honda accord idling problem
I've been having idle problems since i bought this car. I've done many
things to try and fix it and all its done has decreased how server the
problem was. I found and fixed all vacuum leaks, replaced the Fast idle
control valve, cleaned the EGR ports, done a full tune up, cleaned the
IACV, adjusted the base idle when needed, and even put marvel engine
cleaner thing in the gas tank. Anyone with knowledge that could help me
leave a comment. I really would like to avoid bringing it to the shop.
How to Fix Honda Cold Start Idle Problem (Fast Idle)
If you don't want to struggle with the clearance between the throttle body
and the firewall, you can either remove the throttle body from the car or
just remove the fast idle valve from below the throttle body.
2001 Honda Civic EX Start Up Problem! SOLVED!!!!
Problem is solved. The ECU needed to "relearn" idle. By holding the
throttle down for ~5 minutes until the car warmed up at around 3k rpms, the
car stalled after I let off the accelerator. Next time I cranked it, the
car fired up like a champ and has been working ever since.
Solution: Hold the RPMs at 3k until car warms up. Turn the car off. Turn
the car on again and you're good to go!
P.S: Car actually idles at 700 rpms instead of my old 1k rpms, so i'm even
Car suddenly didn't want to start and caused all this bs. Everytime I start
the car, it'll die instantly. Oil light and Battery light lights up after
The third time I started the car was with a little pressure to the gas
pedal. It's the only way I can keep the car running. Once I let go, it'll
stall once again.
Already swapped the battery. Starter and Main relay seems to be okay
because my car will still start.
Any Ideas anyone??? Please help!!
Honda Accord idling problem
My 96 Honda Accord EX, with a VTEC engine has this idling thing going on
and I am unsure why. It's been doing that over a year or so, and a few
months ago the "CHECK ENGINE" light came on. The car was parked in the
garage, I had to let it roll out onto the drive way to get better lighting
for recording before I started the car. If anyone has any idea of why it is
doing it, please let me know in the comment section. Thanks!
2003 Honda Element valve adjustment
2003 Honda Element valve adjustment.
Im in southern California, and it's absolutely pouring rain outside my
garage. The lighting is very poor with my spot light.
This is a very abbreviated video with lots of cuts and edits from the valve
adjustment. I presume you all dont need to see me take every single bolt,
coil, spark plug, and washer off.
In addition, my spot light bulb burnt out during the video, so I have no
video of re-assembly. Nevertheless, the video is already 11:29, and will
take a really, really, really long time to upload (348 minutes according to
I learned everything on how to do the valve adjustment from hondasuv (dot)
com, elementownersclub (dot) com, crvownersclub (dot) com, garagejournal
(dot) com, bobistheoilguy (dot) com, and youtube (dot) com.
Only one intake valve on cylinder 2 was off specification at 0.012", where
it is supposed to be between 0.008" and 0.010". I adjusted it to 0.010".
the car has 132,000 miles on it, and this is the first valve adjustment.
2003 Honda Accord driver door lock actuator replacement
This is for a 2003 Honda Accord Ex 2 dr Coupe, it will probably be same for
2003-2007 as they use the same actuator. I purchased an aftermarkt one from
amazon.com for $19.95 free shipping. The Fac OE # is 72155S5PA11
I had never replaced an actuator on this vehicle before. I didnt really
find a procedure for the drivers door. Alldata information was terrible so
I decided to tackle it & document as best as possible for the rest of you.
I was quite surpised how simple it was.
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Honda Accord rough idle and strange rev problem
My Accord is idling rough and won't rev above 4000 rpms. There is plenty of
gas and oil level is good. But the car does have low compression in
cylinder 4. 94 psi to be exact, while the other ones are between 150 and
How To Fix A Car That Idles Poorly
How to clean a throttle body and Idle air control valve (iac), How to fix a
rough idle, running crappy, stalling, low idle, and high idle.
***This shows you how to potentially fix a high idle, low idle, and or
rough idle. Most modern cars have an idler air control valve (IAC) that can
get gummed-up and you have to clean it. Be aware that unplugging the IAC
can trigger a check engine light (use a scanner or disconnect the battery
to get rid of the light). If you have any questions feel free to ask below.
If this helps also let me know (I like to know when I help someone out!).
Codes that can be triggered are, P0401, P0505, P P0507
This video shows how to remove, clean and reinstall your IAC (Idle Air
Control) and save a lot of money. This method can be transferred to just
about any car with an IAC. The car in the video is a 2001 Ford Ranger or
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and not ChrisFix.
Honda Transmission Rebuild Video - Transmission Repair
Honda Transmission Rebuild Video - Transmission Repair
On this video we see what it takes to Rebuild a Honda Transmission, what
parts it takes and what has been working to correct some of the common
failures on these transmissions.
Blue Overheated Torque Converters has been a common issue on these
Transmissions for a long time and we still see this regularly to this day.
Although there are various shift correction kits and special valves out
there, all work really good on correcting the issue with the lack of
converter feed fluid. I like them all. So if a deciding factor is important
to you on which method to use, all I can say is this, They all work.
Keep in mind that there are "other" fixes or items that can be added to the
rebuild, but it is not really necessary if they're not really needed, I'm
not mentioning any but I know some of you will.
With that being said I like to thank you for watching this video and liking
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Honda accord idle problem solved
me explaining how to solve your idle problems on your older body style
accords. mine is a 92 accord wagon lx model with an f22 engine. this should
also work for an h22 vtec