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Old 05-02-2008, 08:31 PM
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I recently sold my s2000 and bought a 97 prelude. The day after i bought it, it started idling high. I thought it might be the idle air control or maybe the map sensor and its neither. I dont know too much about prelude, i am a new owner. I had my mechanic look at it and replace the idle air control and map sensor and it still idled weird. He, then unplugged the map sensor and it stopped idling weird.....Does anyone know what is wrong with the car? ive heard its a typical honda problem but my s never did this. Maybe the TPS?
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Is it high idle all the time or just when you first start the car? Does it fluctuate or anything?

It could be your FITV as well, which is the fast idle thermo valve.
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it fluctuates. it seems like it would be the IACV but i replaced it today and that wasnt it..when the check engine light came on it said idle control malfunction twice. That wasnt it so we decided to put a newer map sensor on it and that wasnt it either. When we unplugged the map sensor completely and drove without it, it idled perfect. my friend that owns a car shop said that since everything else ruled out it might be the TPS..?? I have no idea.....
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Def sounds like the FITV.
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i would check the FITV but check out my thread...

http://preludezone.com/showthread.ph...ht=bouncy+idle
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the TPS should throw a CEL, also a shop should have an O-scope they can plug up to that tps and make sure its sending the right signals out.
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yeah i thats what i thought. So where the hell do i get an fitv and how much am i gonna spend on this part?
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u can bypass that part if u want

http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=1979500
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Also (this might be a stupid suggestion), but did you try simply lowering the idle a bit with the screw on the throttle body?
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yeah we already tried lowering and raising the idling. it didnt do anything. i just thought it was weird when we unplugged the map sensor completely it idled perfect. Maybe its just me....im a new prelude owner, i def know more about the s2000s lol. So what do you mean bypass the part? Other than the idling the car is in immaculate condition. Does anyone know how much a new one would cost?
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follow the steps in the honda tech link.pretty much connect the two lines togeter. the one running into and the one running out together. and plug the ends. u dont need a new FITV all it does is warm up the air using coolant untill the engine gets to normal temp
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sounds good. i will try to do that and let ya know how it works out. Thank you for the advise
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