Mary6 months ago

well if your sayin distributor is ok it must be getting spark. because the coil is built right into it. if its not getting spark i would find a junk car take the fire pack and coil out of it and try them one at a time on yours. i had to do that with mine. come to find out the distributor was bad and was burnin the coil up as soon as i started the car

Fireboy5 months ago

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

MDG Ltd4 months ago

The A/C fan speed control switch stopped working, had my local Honda shop repair it. The Resister pack that controls the fan speed burned out. Simple fix except that on my particular year/model Honda had a service bulletin that stated there was a problem with the AC Fan that caused this resister pack to fail thus requiring the fan AND resister pack be replaced together. I had this done and have had no problems since then.

Red4 months ago

Speaking from personal experiance, Read the Owners Manual for your car / truck / motorcycle / . It will tell you to check the gas cap and a few other things if the check engine light comes on. You will also find out how to reset the change oil / service engine light. Read your owners manual, it has more ansewr's than the typical person you can talk to at the dealership.

Red4 months ago

And, BTW, going to the dealer to get a code read is like going to the doctor for a paper cut. Autozone used to read OBD-2 codes for free. Don't know if they still do.

Fireboy4 months ago

"how difficult is it to build in a simple if/than/else statement so that, if it's something like the gas cap not being screwed on tight, don't shine the light."

MDG Ltd4 months ago

AutoZone didn't have the manual available, so, on the Web, I found out that P1456 is a code about fuel emissions which implied the gas cap. I drove over 100 miles and the MIL did not reset on its own. The second scan did reset it.

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

1. Has your car been in the shop for service recently?

Matchmaker14 months ago

I have a 2001 Civic and found this site after my first engine light trauma. I just completed my second. Both times I had driven away from a gas station without my gas cap. OK, no wise cracks.

Corrie19994 months ago

My check engine light came on with my 2001 Jeep Wrangler, the mechanic put it on the computer, and it said major vapor leak....he's checking it out now for problems, but hasn't found anything yet. We tried the gas cap first thing. I fear the worst!!!

petHead4 months ago

My '98 CRV is exhibiting the same problem as noted by "sdjoe" above...blinking "Check Engine" light, very rough idling and often stalling on the highway. Right now, it is being fixed by a local repair shop instead of Honda since Honda wanted $3,400 to replace the cylinder head supposedly damaged due to injesting an exhaust valve (?). My local shop will instead be refurbishing the head...much cheaper ($1,200) and they said the repair should last as long as the car.

petHead4 months ago

Check to see that all electronics in the vehicle are working properly (e.g. dash light, 12-volt power supply, interior lights). If everything is working properly, I would either test all the fuses (using a test light or a voltage meter is the fastest way to do that) or return the vehicle to the person who did the work.

MDG Ltd4 months ago

I'm not a mechanic... but I had the same problem and this is what the mechanic said:

MechExp4 months ago

was fair. Before taking to service I read other messages on this page which gave me a good idea what to expect (exhaust system damage/problem) so I decided to share my experience as well. I was happy there wasn't any major damage and expense involved. I hope the problem is fixed

Bri19874 months ago

If you're going to buy a scan tool, buy one that will last for years. Vehicles are only getting more sophisticated each year, so plan for the future. The OBD2 system covers 1996 and later cars (the OBD1 system that covers older ones may be included, depending on the device). I recommend looking for these four time- and money-saving features:

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

I'm responding to Intikilla - your symptoms sound exactly like what mine were - no power, chugging, sluggish acceleration, bad idle etc. It was the fuel injectors (see my post a couple above yours)

petHead4 months ago

Every car I've ever driven says in the manual, "after refueling, replace the gas cap or

Col Minessota4 months ago

tap the starter kinda hard w/ something when turning the key it usually works

MechExp4 months ago

You can turn it off, I found my info in the owners manual. the second link above is the way I have to do it.

petHead4 months ago

FWIW, I once read the technical specs on the this test, once. I can't find it, right now. (Curses, Google!) So, forgive me if my memory is flawed.

Fireboy4 months ago

(3) The light will still be on, but don't worry, keep driving for about 2 weeks. Fill up tank as many times as required during that time.

Porker4 months ago

Can anyone tell me how to go about replacing an O2 sensor on a 2002 Honda CRV? I hust went to AutoZone and get the error P1164 when I took the diagnostic.

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

My 2000 Honda Civic Ex Vtec will not start, has a new tps, new throttle body, new distributor, the main relay is good, alternator is good, fuel pump is good, starter is good, new cold air intake, new thermistat, and it still won't start, although it's cranks, but just won't start up.

Red4 months ago

2000 CRV that just completed the 105,000 maintenance a couple of weeks ago. The Engine Check light came on yesterday at the start of a long drive (4 hr round trip) so the trip was aborted. It's the first time ever the light came on.

Mary4 months ago

hours. It was nearly impoosible for it to go up a hill. when ever he tried to go 60 his engine just kept reving higher and the check engine light started blinking. I think it was his to tourqe converter. I still don't know what was wrong with. a couple of months ago his front wheel nearly came off.

Pete_W4 months ago

Of course, a loose gas cap looks just like a big hole in the system.

Corrie19994 months ago

On my 2001 Jeep Wrangler, anyway, the dealer explained that the solid check engine light was for non-catastrophic problems. Blinking check engine light means stop, right now, shut off car, tow to dealer.

Red4 months ago

From what I read guys and what I am experiencing right now with my 92 Civic I have replaced the plugs, the wires, the distributor the alternator and starter were both tested at an autostore and are running fine I replaced the fuel filter and it just wont crank over. Its probably the Main Relay or a fuse in the ECU box under the hood.

Mary4 months ago

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Corrie19994 months ago

forgot to mention that after i finished the diagnostic testing on my '2000 Honda CRV...the "check engine" light went out....what's that all about??

Corrie19994 months ago

It's not a question of difficulty, it's a question of the law.

MechExp4 months ago

http://www.wikifaqs.com/Q/How_do_you_turn_off_the_'maintenance_required'_light_on_an_'03_Honda_Civic

Porker4 months ago

i've just had this same thing occur in my 2004 cr-v...my problem is at the same time my trans-

Matchmaker14 months ago

Honda Civic Hybrid cylinder head,distributor fault

I have a 2004 Honda CR-V. I need radio code to reset stero system

Fireboy4 months ago

The service engine light will go out after 20-25 miles once the cap has been re-tightened if the gas cap is the problem. If not...head for a dealer ASAP.

Matchmaker14 months ago

Big G, that sucks about the cat, but thats what happens when you dump raw fuel in there. :(

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

And to others posting on this thread - it would be smart for you to read the whole thread (maybe 20 minutes for a slow reader) than to post questions that are answered in previous posts. Questions like "how long do I have to drive before my CIL light goes off". And "is it 3 days?"

FordOwner4 months ago

I got a problem with my 95 Honda civic del sol went did all kinds of test on it checked the ecu all my grounds are grounded main relay good it still won't start I realized my check engine light isn't coming on for nothing on my dash fuel pump won't come on but it good I tested it by jumping a hot wire to it and also my injectors aren't opening so I need help on my end before I burn this car down

Watergirl4 months ago

I have a '98 Civic DX coupe with only 40K miles on. The other day the 'check engine' light came on, scaring me. I drove into the nearest shop and for $35 they put the diagnostic terminal on and got back 'forward o2 sensor heater' as the problem source.

Bri19874 months ago

Once distributor cap has been removed you can double check to make sure the oil leak is actually coming from inside the distributor. Use a flashlight to look ...

Red3 months ago
This problem has been solved

- see solution here