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Old 02-25-2009, 01:42 PM   #1
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hey guys i'm having problems with my car mysteriously shutting down for no reason after i drive it for a while it doesn't happen all the time but when it does it does it everytime i push my clutch in so i can stop that's the only time it happens i'll have my clutch in and i'll apply the brakes and the car shuts off when i turn it on it goes for a while then i go to stop again and the car completely shuts off, also it sometimes feels like my car has no power at all and when i accelerate it feels like it's about to die

can anyone offer some advice i was thinking maybe a bad battery or alternator but i'm not sure.
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So I'll be the first to ask, what have you had done to your car recently? This problem didn't just randomly start, right?
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battery or alternator wouldnt kill the car only when you push the clutch in.
any cels?
what year is the car?
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hey guys i'm having problems with my car mysteriously shutting down for no reason after i drive it for a while it doesn't happen all the time but when it does it does it everytime i push my clutch in so i can stop that's the only time it happens i'll have my clutch in and i'll apply the brakes and the car shuts off when i turn it on it goes for a while then i go to stop again and the car completely shuts off, also it sometimes feels like my car has no power at all and when i accelerate it feels like it's about to die

can anyone offer some advice i was thinking maybe a bad battery or alternator but i'm not sure.
Any CEL codes?

When was the last basic tune up (plugs, wires, cap, rotor)?

Have you tried cleaning the IACV?
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:22 PM   #5
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The car is a 2000 Civic DX hatch with a D16Y7 motor i haven't done anything to it it's completely stock i just got it a few months ago. And there is no check engine light it only has 98,000 mi. on it the plugs and wires look brand new and so does everything else. i haven't put it on a scanner yet so i'm not sure about any other codes but i hate that it dies cuz once it starts it does it at every stop sign/light.
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And RonJ where is the idle air control valve located on this car.
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And RonJ where is the idle air control valve located on this car.
It's located on the throttle body. Check here.

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Would that more than likely be the problem?
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Would that more than likely be the problem?
Try cleaning the IACV and go from there. Also inspect the plugs, cap, and rotor for corrosion and wear.
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:13 PM   #10
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ok tonight i sprayed some throttle body cleaner in the throttle body to clean it out some and 2morrow i'm gonna clean the IACV but i'm having a hard time finding because i have the Y7 and the link you provided uses the Y8 they have 2 very different intake and throttle body set-ups.
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... thrbut i'm having a hard time finding because i have the Y7 and the link you provided uses the Y8 they have 2 very different intake andottle body set-ups.
Access is difficult but this may help:

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i use to have the same problem in a 98 civic hatch. problem was the distributor rotor was burnt and need a tuneup... did the tuneup and she fires up like a champ... no more dieing... hope this helps
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Hello guys i was trying to trouble shoot my car found this topic a few times so i figured id post see what i get...

My car keeps dying

Starts up fine cold
when warms up fully idle seems to drop below normal
now if i push clutch in rpms drop extremely low most of the time cars dies.

now if i give it gas it goes i drive it it goes when i come to stop push clutch in dies

but starts back up but when starting kinda has a lil trouble starting like it has a dead battery.

A friend of mine says my fuel pump my be bad for the idle problem..

any info would help alot....

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To the OP, did you check your exhaust manifold? Y7 manifolds are known to crack where the primary O2 sensor is, but it should have given you a CEL. My hatch had a similar problem and it was the exhaust manifold that had crack and it made the O2 sensor go bad.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:39 AM   #15
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Most probable cause is a dirty IACV....


Or you have some sort of vacuum leak...


I would cheack for vacuum leaks before tearing into anything...



I like to use propane... It doesn't rise, it falls like liquid.


I used an old bbq valve and attached a garden hose to it.


The propane will make the engine want to die...

In your case, have a friend hold the accelerator to 2500rpms and check.

Get the propane everywhere, and do not leave it on for too long.

I hopw you have some common sense.
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