Honda accord experts, Need help please.

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So I got a steal of a deal on a used 2000 Honda Accord LX 4 banger. It was going to be my DD while the nice car sits in the garage. But its giving me issues staying running at stop lights.

Its basically ok right from cold, but once it starts to warm up, it wants to die when coming to a stop. the idle drops to almost nothing and it chugs like its running on 1 cylinder. If I tap the gas, it bounces back to stock idle and runs perfectly. There is no sign of low power when its running normal. It sounds like a brand new honda, even though it has 147000 miles. Timing belt was done 20,000 miles ago. The car gets unbelievable gas mileage too. Like 350miles to a tank, city driving.

So the internet said it was probably the EGR valve clogged up or just plain ole bad. So instead of dicking with it, I replaced it. Pulled the battery cable for an hour, and tested.

SAME if not worse performance. Eventually the car warms up and drives like I just got it new. Then the internet says it might be the EGR ports in the engine that are clogged. Im at the point where I feel like I might want to pull the rip cord on this car. Not worth pulling it apart.

Are there any experts around here that have any ideas that someone with 10 thumbs, no patience and a small penis, can try? This car is pissing me off. It might sound like Im giving up quick, but there was a laundy list of little shit I have already fixed and there are probably 10 more nagging things like dash lights and the HVAC control LEDs being out and whatnot.

Please help if you can.

2000 Honda Accord LX, 4 banger no vtec.
 

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well it is a valve that the computer uses to control the idle up and down based on when you use air conditioning/other loads. If it is sticking then the computer can't control and bring the idle up to 700rpm so instead it is probably sitting around 500rpm.

Newer cars with electronic throttle bodies got rid of them as they open and close the actual throttle body instead.
 

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Thanks for the info. Ill look more at it this weekend. I appreciate the help.
 

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my wifes old escort wagon used to do this. i cant remember exactally what it was taht fixed it. i will have to ask her. for some reason im thinking it was a clogged cat. when driving the car had enough pressure to force the exhaust through the cat, but when idleing it couldnt do it, and would die. we never got a CEL either.
 

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x2 on the idle air control valve. make sure you remove it completely and clean the coolant passages along with the air passages.
 

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its the IAC.. sometimes you can take them off and clean them out.. will work for a little while but will still need to be replaced eventually...

when the car starts acting up tap on IAC with the back of a screwdriver and see if it corrects the idle..
 

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