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Old 02-14-2011, 01:00 AM   #1
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Hey, I gotta manual 1995 Honda Civic Hatchback. It has a d15z1 block with a d16z6 head. I just bought the car and when idling, the car revs from about 1200 to 2000 over and over pretty quick. It never corrects itself. When feathering the clutch, it idles fine. It drives quick as hell too. There arent any vacuum leaks. I don't think it's the idle contol either. Any ideas?
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O2 Sensor maybe?
CEL on?
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its the peice that is in back of ur intake maifold clean it or buy a new on it happend on my 94 hatch
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its the peice that is in back of ur intake maifold clean it or buy a new on it happend on my 94 hatch
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Clean your IACV.
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Clean and adjust the FITV attached to the bottom of the throttle body.
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There is a chance it could be low coolant as well. Definitely clean your IACV and make sure all the air is bled out of your coolant system.
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just yell vtec out the window when you're getting on it, its kind of like egging it on, then eventually it just gets louder.
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i heard the louder the vtec, the faster the car.
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Alright, thanks guys. Ill try to clean out the IAC
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i just did this today to my friend's car. it drove fine but idle was fluctuating. so first thing i did exactly in order was cleaned the intake idle air control valve out, then sealed around his sensor on the intake and pulled unpluged the battery for like a min and then we started it up and vroom no more funny idle problem fixed!!! check gasket's like around tb and vaccum line's ect.. with car running either with your hand and listen for idle changes or a piece of paper just go around everthing!
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where is the iacv located on a 95 d15b7 mine is doing the same thing
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For you^ and the OP:

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Clean and adjust the FITV attached to the bottom of the throttle body.
For 92-95 Civics, this is a more common cause for a fluctuating idle. Click the FITV link in my signature.
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where is the iacv located on a 95 d15b7 mine is doing the same thing
should be on back of the intake manifold two bolt's hold it in, it has two hoses connected to it, and one plug!
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