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2003 Honda Element Question: Why wont it idle?

 

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Amcrorie, Kannapolis, NC, August 24, 2011, 16:57
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Changed the motor,now it wont idle, it keeps going up and down

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, August 24, 2011, 21:47
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    Low Coolant level or air in the cooling system will cause the idle to fluctuate. A vacuum leak will also make the engine idle fluctuate. Idle air control motor problem or not being hooked up will cause the engine to stall. There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online

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    August 24, 2011, 21:48
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    Idle air control valve you can hit it with a screwdriver not real hard you should notice change if not unplug it its on the throttlebody if it stops or the car dies change that sensor

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