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Old 12 Jun 2011, 11:47 am
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Default code 1381 only at IDLE? HELP!!

I have a 1998 Civic dx with 200,000 miles on it! I got a cel and the code came up as 1381 (intermittent sensor failure). The weird thing is, if I clear the code and start the car, it comes right back, BUT if I keep the throttle a little higher (like 1500-2000 rpm) the cel doesn't appear. The second I let the throttle down, the CEL comes on. I even cleared it while driving on the highway and it stayed off for 2 hours. When I got off the highway, CEL. The car runs fine and I recently did the following:
-new distributor (from a shi*&^ mechanic)
-New wires and plugs
-New Alternator
-Timing belt and other belts
-took apart and cleaned the throttle body
-New air filter
-Ran gummout through the system.

I am going to check the ignition coil now as Im pretty sure the guy that did the distributor was trying to scam me (the CEL was on before the distributer was replaced).

Any other ideas? this one is really stumping me and I need to get an inspection in the next two weeks!

Thanks in advance!
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