Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,
I have a Honda Civic Hybrid 2005 that I drive fairly regularly. I keep up with all the maintenance never had a problem… That is until last year. In the heat wave of Northeast 2012, the car started stalling after long drives. It only happened in mid to late august when temperatures started reaching the 90’s. In the fall and winter the problem went away. I took it to the dealer in around October and they could not reproduce at first then later came back to tell me that it was the IACV valve and said it would cost about 700 dollars for the fix. It promptly went away for the entirety of the winter and has now returned in june. As far as I can tell it only happens in the heat when you are idle after driving. It appears that the RPM’s go to low (400<) and the thing stalls…
Has anyone ever heard of anything like this? How did you fix it? Can I do it myself? Where the hell is this IACV maybe I can clean it out or something?
Any help would be appreciated,