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Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by jmj2141, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. jmj2141

    jmj2141 New Member

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    I bought my first Honda. It is a 1989 Honda civic hatch back. 1.5L 4 speed. My friend had it before me. Ran great when he first bought it then one day on the way to town it started missing on a cylinder. He replaced the spark plugs, Distributer and rotar. Checked the fuel filter, fuel pump, and timing belt. All looked good. Still has a miss. After driving a while down the road the check engine comes on. Any idea what happened? Or what to do next?

    Thanks for your time
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    pull the engine code
     
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    I have called around and everyone I talked to either could only read 96 and newer or could only do domestic. But I will keep looking
     
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    "check engine light"
     
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    the ecu will have a red light on it, see if its blinking
     
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    get a haynes manual and learn how to do it yourself. it takes a paperclip and about 2 ounces of brainpower. since you can read, i guarantee you are smart enough to do it.
     
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    Thanks for the help. smell gas in oil. dropped a valve
     
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    you cant do that on a obd0 car
     
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    my car is a 90 civic hatch and it has the plug to stick a paperclicp in and get the code from the blinking cel
     
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    didn't know that. interesting.
     
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    is it stock,. well now im confused lol, see mine is a 91 and it dont have the little 2 wire clip that you jump. to count the codes..so just go look to make sure
     
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    mine's a 91 and it does....and it is stock too. :shrug:
     
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    weird lol,,well guy just go check and see if its there and if it is jump it with a paper clip like they said
     
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    see i was thinking on 88-91 civic/crx all you did was turn the key on and count the red led light that was on the ecu. i thought only the 92+ hondas had the pigtail to jump the codes.
     
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    its there on mine lol cause its been hanging down since i got the car :)
    it should be on the passenger side behind the kick panel
    just pry it off with a stick... a very big stick....
    then you can send me what parts i need from it lol
    (driver side door and both front fenders... damn deer)
    or stick some C4 behind it and run away while hitting the little red button :D
     
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