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, I HAVE A 1997 HONDA ACCORD AND IT IS IDLING UP AND

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Customer: I HAVE A 1997 HONDA ACCORD AND IT IS IDLING UP AND DOWN VERY RAPIDLY.....
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Customer: IM TRYING
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Customer: ITS MANUAL
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  justinsbg replied 9 months ago.

Hi,

My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to help. Can you please tell me if any service work has been done recently?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
NO WORK HAS BEEN DONE RECENTLY
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I'VE BEEN GOING THROUGH THE TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE IN THE HONDA MANUAL
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
CHANGED THE IACV AND STILL THE SAME
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
NO LEAKS, I CHECKED VERY CAREFULLY
Expert:  justinsbg replied 9 months ago.

Does the idle surge when the engine is hot and cold or just one or the other?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
hot and cold
Expert:  justinsbg replied 9 months ago.

Give me a few. I'll be back with you shortly.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
OK BUT I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT ITS NOT THE THERMO VALVE, THAT WAS ONE OF THE CHECKS, I PUT MY FINGER OVER THE WHOLE IN THE THROTTLE BODY, AND IT WAS SUCKING AIR, TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH WHEN I DID THAT IT IDLED NORMAL
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I JUST GOT BACK FROM O'REILYS AND ONE OF THE GUYS THERE MENTIONED THAT IT COULD BE THE EGR VALVE
Expert:  justinsbg replied 9 months ago.

Alright I'm back. Give me just a moment.

Expert:  justinsbg replied 9 months ago.

It is not common for the EGR valve to cause this issue. I service Honda every day so I see this often. Please give me some more details on the car? Is this a 2 door or 4 door? LX, EX, DX, SE, WAGON?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
LX 2.2L NON VTEC
Expert:  justinsbg replied 9 months ago.

The DX is the only engine that doesn't have VTEC. Can you confirm that this is what your intake system looks like? please advise