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Old 06 Jul 2011, 12:31 am
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Default How to adjust my low idle speed?

I have a 97 Honda Civic EX (D16Y8) and after it warms up the idle speed drops down a little less than 500 rpm around (300 to 400) , I feel like its gonna stall, I been reading diff threads and forums and people say that there is screw to adjust it, I want to know where is located so I can fix it without having to go to the dealership.

I also dont have a tachometer
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Old 06 Jul 2011, 12:46 am
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Thank you for including the engine ID, that was a big help. Idle speed for that Civic (Manual transmission) should be 450 + or - 50. The Automatic Transmission idle speed should be around 750 + or - 50. Without a tach in the car, or a handheld one, it will be hard to confirm exactly where it is idling. In the meantime check the spark plugs for condition and ensure they are the correct ones for your engine. Also check the air cleaner, and PCV valve. Lastly, normally correct igniton timing would be checked.

In the meantime the idle adjustment screw is covered by a cap, and is located on the throttle body. 1/2 turn at a time until you reach your desired setting.

Good luck.
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