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I recently clean throttle body on my civic. Since then, I

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I recently clean throttle body on my civic. Since then, I got P0507 for high rpm at idle. I did relearn a few times and checked all hoses, but found nothing. Any suggestion?
JA: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?
Customer: 140K with 1.8L
JA: What year is your Civic?
Customer: 2006 LX sedan, A/T
JA: Are you fixing your Civic yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Cleared the code with a scanner. Tried ECM idle relearn per other's suggestion. Replaced MAP sensor.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: That's it.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Ron replied 8 months ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I am happy to assist you today. Give me just a moment to review your post, and I'll be right back with the help you need.

Expert:  Ron replied 8 months ago.

Did you do the relearn with a compatible scan tool?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I used AutoLink AL319. It monitors RPM and coolant temp.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Some people online say I have to go to dealer and reset the computer. Is it the only way? Can dealer really fix this problem?
Expert:  Ron replied 8 months ago.

Have a look at the steps in the link below and see if your scan tool will allow you to do it this way.In some aftermarket scan tools, the reset is found under functional tests.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
My scanner does not have such a function. A mechanic can do this, I assume?
Expert:  Ron replied 8 months ago.

Yes if they have a compatible scan tool they can. In 99% of all cases this code sets after a cleaning and the reset is the fix.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
When I released the gas pedal, the RPM goes down to idle range (~700-800) and then it went up. Is this something to do with the fact that throttle plate position is different from what the ECM/PCM has before?
Expert:  Ron replied 8 months ago.

Its usually due to the computer having the closed throttle position stored and those need to be cleared so it can relearn the new ones since the cleaning.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
What do you think the reasonable cost to do this at mechanic?
Expert:  Ron replied 8 months ago.

Most shops will charge you right at 1/2 hour in labor based on there flat rate hourly charge.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Okay. I'll go to a mechanic and let you know what happen.
Expert:  Ron replied 8 months ago.

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