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Old 16 May 2007, 06:17 pm
Jim Yanik
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Default Re: Check Engine Light - Code 1259

"Me" <help@yahoo.com> wrote in
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> "motsco_" <motsco_@interbaun.com> wrote in message
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>> Me wrote:
>>> My babysitter's '99 Honda Civic HX (non-VTEC engine) had the check
>>> engine light come on. I put the scan tool to it and got the code
>>> P1259 which is supposed to be a VTEC malfunction. I erased the code
>>> several times and it keeps coming back. Concurrently, after having
>>> had her clutch and tranny replaced, she cannot rev the engine above
>>> 4K RPMs. It's like it has a rev limiter that kicks it down. Any
>>> ideas?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Rosscoe

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>> -----------------------------
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>> Find a smarter babysitter ?
>>
>> She replaced the clutch and tranny as a result of that CODE?
>>
>> 'Curly'

>
> Perhaps I didn't explain it correctly or you don't understand English.
> -replaced tranny & clutch becuase they died


How? I can see a clutch dying,but you have to screw up to wreck a manual
tranny,IMO.

> -after that, unable to exceed 4K RPMs


And the mechanic let that pass? Who was the mechanic? a Dealer?

> -months later, code shows up (P1259; problem with VTEC).
> -car doesn't have a VTEC engine
>


I'd check to see the ECU is one that matches the motor in your car.
Maybe the clutch/tranny is not the only thing that got swapped out.

after all,should a non-VTEC ECU even HAVE the code for a VTEC function?
AFAIK,the ECU is not a universal ECU that works on all models.
Or is there a jumper or dummy connector that tells the ECU it's not a VTEC
installation?

Maybe a wire harness got nicked or cut during the tranny swap.

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