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98 civic shuts off when coming to stop

Old 12-22-2010, 08:58 AM
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1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Disconnect the wiring harness from the IAC valve.
3. Remove the two retaining bolts.
4. Remove the IAC valve and discard the old seals or gaskets.


5. Clean the gasket mating surfaces thoroughly.
6. Using new seals or gaskets, position the IAC valve on the throttle body.
7. Install and tighten the retaining bolts.
8. Connect the wiring harness to the IAC valve.
9. Connect the negative battery cable.
Old 12-25-2010, 01:14 PM
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i have to say automatics rarely goes off, but in this case, i guess the milage is abit to high
Old 01-28-2011, 08:45 PM
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Exclamation May be a recall issue.

Look into your ignition switch.
Old 01-29-2011, 11:24 AM
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I am considering looking into the ignition switch, I entered my vin number on Honda Care's site and the issue did not come up for my vehicle, but it sounds easy enough to replace if needed.

I have not cleaned my IAC valve yet. For some reason my car has not stalled since my last posting in Dec, so I haven't taken any action since. I added fuel injector cleaner and used a cleansing oil for high millage cars, so maybe that had something to do with it. It has also been very cold where I live and my civic has always run better in the winter. If the problem happens again, I will post it. Thanks
Old 01-30-2011, 07:25 AM
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Smile recalled

Did you take a look at the link I posted?
I just called my local Honda dealership and they booked my car in to have the ignition switch replaced under the recall notice. Just tell them that it stalled while driving and get them to replace it free of charge! Why waste more of your time and money?
Old 08-31-2014, 12:48 PM
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I know this is an old post but I have a 2001 honda civic EX and everything jlh868 posted from the start is exactly the same way my car has been acting. I went to autozone and I have code p1259... need help!!!
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