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Old 25 Aug 2007, 02:40 pm
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Default 2002 RSX type-S V-tech problem?

I was driving down the fwy on saturday when my acura gave a tug ultimately causing it to slow down. I popped it into neutral and was rolling. When I popped back into 6th gear the check engine went on and my RPM would not go higher than 4000( I had it modified for the v-tech to kick in that early ) What could be wrong? Is it the V-tech sylonoid? After giving the car a rest for about half an hour I test drove it. The v-tech was working fine but the check engine light was still on.What's going on?!?
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 02:44 pm
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 02:46 pm
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First of all, you shouldnt of modified your vtec timer..I think you should just take it to the dealership and find out whats wrong because it could get worse if you don't.
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 02:48 pm
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you made a B I G mistake in not knowing what you're doing to a car engine...take it to the dealer and hope they can fix it without puting in a new engine...
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 02:54 pm
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i wouldnt waste my time on here looking for answers from a bunch of kids...i would go to club rsx.com...you will get better answers from all rsx owners around the country...
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 03:04 pm
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Take it to autozone.. they will hook up a scanner to your car (for free) and tell you why your check engine light is coming on. There are close to a hundred different reasons why it could be coming on.As for the Vtec.. it will be disabled when the check engine light is on. It's a safety feature on Vtec motors. You have to fix the problem AND have the check engine light reset in order to get the Vtec to start working again.
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 03:08 pm
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The person putting in the VTEC to kick at a lower RPM might of forgot to attach a wire or 2. Also if you want your vtec to kick in without doing much work is to get a vtec timer. With it you can set it at any RPM.
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 03:10 pm
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Same this happen to my rsx. I have a hondata ecu and my vtec is set at 4200 rpms. Nothing is seriously wrong, just fix the problem that is through the check engine light. In my case, it was a wire for the air intake temp sensor. Just remember vtec is electronically controlled so a bad sensor may cause that.
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