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95 civic - check engine light

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by puddles, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. puddles

    puddles New Member

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    Last night while I was driving home my check engine light came on. I pulled over and couldn't see anything major happening. When I restarted it was not on. This morning it came on again.
    Any ideas of what to look at/do before I bring it in to a shop and pay out the nose?

    I appreciate the help. I am to leave in 3 days for Fort Hood for my son's wedding and to probably see him for the last time before he deploys to Iraq. I really don't want a major problem occuring on the way.

    Thanks!
     
  2. lil_red_rex

    lil_red_rex i do body work!

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    heres what u do bud......go to the passenger kick panel (where your feet stay when u sit in the passenger seat) then look under the dash toward the door....there should be a lil two wire plug...usually blue....put a paper clip to jump it in it( connect both sides of the plug with the paperclip) then look at your check engine light and it should blink......one long blinkmeans 10 and a short blink means 1.....so do that and report back with how many times it blinked so i know what is up
     
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    puddles New Member

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    ok.. tried it with both engine running and not...

    didn't blink at all either way

    when engine was running it shot sparks and would cut off a/c momentarily
     
  4. lil_red_rex

    lil_red_rex i do body work!

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    ur supposed to put the clip in then turn the key to the on position where your dash lights come on....then it should start blinking
     
  5. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    usually that plug is in a bright green dust boot, sometimes it either wasnt put back in or it fell out of the boot.
     
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