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Old 13-Sep-2008, 11:15 AM
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New car...Engine light on

This thread also regards to my new civic...the ENGINE CHECK light is their any way to reset or check the problem....
its my first car..and im a little 2 minded if it was a good buy or not....
its a 96 civic lx
4dr manual....
250k on stock engine...
no rust at all....fully clean....
their only a little dent and scrathes on one side....and the engine light is on...
soemtimes when its part their a little cranking type of sound like their is something untighten....when i accelarate but then it goes away...also when its in gear....but sometimes...
GOOD BUY OR NO....price $1700
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Old 13-Sep-2008, 11:27 AM
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go to a shop...or even a partsource store for that matter (since they do it no charge) and get them to check the OBD2 computer to find out the problem. Go from there. at least this way you will have an idea when u have to bring the car to a shop.
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Old 13-Sep-2008, 12:47 PM
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you need to pull a fuse in the hood fuse box to reset the light. I forgot which one though... for 1700 its bound to have problems.
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Old 13-Sep-2008, 02:54 PM
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the ecu fuse will reset the code. However IF there is a problem IT WILL come back
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Old 13-Sep-2008, 03:08 PM
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^ exactly. best bet is to get it checked out, let them reset it, see if the light comes back, if it comes back on, go to the shop and tell them the area of the problem since u know the code etc.
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Old 14-Sep-2008, 09:22 AM
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cant you just tap in and see whats causing the problem with an obd2 reader?
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Old 14-Sep-2008, 09:39 AM
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yes you can do that ^^^ just an OBD2 reader is like 2 bills +
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Old 14-Sep-2008, 01:13 PM
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you can jump a service connector to get the codes for FREE.

do a search and you will find it.
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wrong forum.
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