reving up and down? on 1991 Acura Legend

my car revs up and down when in park but it only does it sometimes,what could it be and how much do you think it would cost to switch it?

by in Bismarck, ND on March 29, 2009
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ANSWER by on March 29, 2009
It is generally a cold idle valve problem. The Acura has a 2 piece idle valve, 1 part for cold running and 1 for after the car is warmed up. It is usually the cold running valve that sticks and then the idle goes up to about 1800 and then the computer will shut it down and then it goes up again, over and over. It is not that hard to replace the idle valve but the part is a hefty $300 or so.
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ANSWER by on April 01, 2009
I had this problem resolved by replacing the vacuum hose to the cold run valve. The hose is neglible, getting to it is another question.
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thanks you answering my question.now i would like to know do i need to replace the cold idle valve right away?will it damage my car at all?