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scrmnwrx
12-08-2011, 08:35 AM
Car was in purchased in Europe prior to being brought to the US and now needs an idle air control valve. The dealer is unwilling to replace the part until Honda says the American part will work on this Japanese built Honda.

I'm saying it will. Thoughts?

Formula WS6
12-08-2011, 09:19 AM
I don't see why it wouldn't. There shouldn't be any odd ball epa requirements surrounding an IAC.

scrmnwrx
12-08-2011, 09:21 AM
Any idea on the amount of time to replace the thing? 1hr? 2hrs?

Thanks Paul.

Thirdgen89gta
12-08-2011, 11:05 AM
I would think it would be a fairly simple swap. Shouldn't it just be a simple IAC stepper motor attached to to the throttle blade? 2 or 3 screws max?

scrmnwrx
12-08-2011, 11:21 AM
googled it... 5 minutes max. Just held in by 2 screws. Thanks.

Thirdgen89gta
12-08-2011, 11:33 AM
Only thing I'd think you need to do is to reset the IAC steps in the ECM. Their may be an actual process for this, or simply just disconnect the battery for 10 minutes or so.

scrmnwrx
12-08-2011, 01:16 PM
Do you guys think a car that was intended for the European market, back in 1999, would be of any different spec than one intended for the US? Specifically the engine/transmission?

xpndbl3
12-08-2011, 02:33 PM
take the old one off, bring to parts store, if it matches the replacement, then replace it ;)

Wrencher
12-09-2011, 12:44 AM
Was it tested by the dealer or? Idling to high?
Honda's are a pain, the model civic is important.
I only see 1 of each available IAC & fast idle thermo valve.

scrmnwrx
12-09-2011, 08:02 AM
The car is in NY and is the finaces parents car. Honda diagnosed the IAC as being faulty and a local repair shop tweaked something under the hood to allow the car to run at idle when not moving.