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Old 02-25-2009, 01:42 PM   #1
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Icon2 Why does my car die?

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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Old 02-25-2009, 01:46 PM   #2
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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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Old 02-25-2009, 01:51 PM   #3
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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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Old 02-25-2009, 02:03 PM   #4
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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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Old 02-25-2009, 06:53 PM   #7
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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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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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Old 02-26-2009, 06:31 PM   #12
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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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Default Re: Why does my car die?

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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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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