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#124 of 148 2003 Odyssey EX engine high idle - city traffic
Jul 19, 2010 (5:36 pm)
2003 Odyssey 160 K miles has begun to act up. After engine gets warm and when driving in city (lots of stops) the normally smooth idle 1100 rpm will progressively increase between each stop from an idle point of 1100 rpm to higher levels up ....to 1500 ...to... 2000...to...2500...to... 2800. This forces me to go to neutral at EACH stop when it happens. Two out of town trips were cut short.
I have observed the cruise control throttle cable not retracting 100% and have tightened up the cable as it was a bit loose.
Honda service looked at it twice. $550 in the hole later they say spend $650 and replace the throttle body. Sounds reasonable to me if the idle was rough or ramping up or down....
Please respond if you have heard of this happening. - Thanks
#125 of 148 Re: 2003 Odyssey EX engine high idle - city traffic [dougsunny]
Jul 21, 2010 (11:48 am)
I have a similar problem with my 2002 Odyssey EX - very high idle in stop-and-go traffic, usually in hot weather. The idle progressively increases from 700 rpm to 1700+ rpm. The idle drops back to normal when the driving conditions return to normal. I have spent $100's over the past few years with mechanic diagnostics, but no solution yet. Latest failed fix was replacing the power steering pressure switch, which was solution recommended by another poster.
OHare Honda dealer service has not experienced this problem. HELP!
#126 of 148 Re: 2003 Odyssey EX engine high idle - city traffic [joes_odyssey]
Jul 30, 2010 (8:40 am)
I'm having the same problem with the engine revving to very high idle on hot days. Have replaced the idle air control valve but the problem seems to have gotten worse in that the rpms now go to about 3000-4000 rpm. Debating replacing the throttle body (complete) as there is a sensor of some type on there and another electonic control that you can't buy seperate from the entire throttle body. I will look at the power steering sensor/wire but don't think that is the problem. This problem definetly is linked to heat. does anyone out there have any stories that actually report a permanent solution?
#127 of 148 Re: BEWARE 2006 Honda Odyssey FIRE! [techfinder]
Aug 22, 2010 (8:16 am)
Hi - wondering if your case was ever solved.... Our 2005 Odyssey burned to the ground on the side of the interstate last week. We had just started out on our vacation and was just a few minutes from home. No word yet from fire inspector.
#128 of 148 Re: BEWARE 2006 Honda Odyssey FIRE! [welshclan]
Aug 22, 2010 (8:46 am)
No!!!!!!!! They still deny anything is wrong. Starting to think it my be tranny.
Sorry to hear yours caught fire. Do you know where it started?
#129 of 148 Re: BEWARE 2006 Honda Odyssey FIRE! [welshclan]
Aug 22, 2010 (12:36 pm)
I had similar issues with the manifold exploding when I started the engine. The problem was attributed to a leaky fuel injector. I have since replaced all my fuel injectors and have not had any issues.
Aug 25, 2010 (10:10 am)
I have a beloved 1995 Honda Odyssey 4 cylinder 168k miles. Recently on 100 degree days when it idles for 15 minutes or so you start to smell fuel real strong outside which ends up inside if sitting still. I haven't noticed any leaking gas on ground, nor does it smell like gas when I make a short trip, or basically anytime it doesn't idle I don't smell fuel. I need to fix because I know it can't be good for my 3 babies 4 & under and their developing bodies. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated because my husband wants to get something else
#131 of 148 2007 Honda odyssey wont start
Oct 11, 2010 (8:23 am)
Was running fine everything worked pulled into the driveway turned car of went inside for 5 mins came back to start it nothing... it cranks over good, battery is new figured out gas is running to injectors but seems they arnt working spark plugs are dry after cranking for a minute. could it be something with computer or what i need help
Oct 31, 2010 (11:59 pm)
the Idle Control Valve needs a thorough checking, may even need replacement to make the car working and running smoothly again.
#133 of 148 Re: Weird moaning noise at 2000rpm [yeek]
Nov 01, 2010 (4:02 pm)
I have the same exact car. When it's hot like that 90 degrees the cooling fan on the Radiator comes on to cool the engin off in Idel when you have the A.C. on. I don't see this issue when I am driving for sure !