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Old 15 May 2007, 07:40 pm
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Default Check Engine Light - Code 1259

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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Old 16 May 2007, 10:54 am
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Default Re: Check Engine Light - Code 1259

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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Find a smarter babysitter ?

She replaced the clutch and tranny as a result of that CODE?

'Curly'
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Old 16 May 2007, 05:01 pm
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Default Re: Check Engine Light - Code 1259


"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

>
> -----------------------------
>
> 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
-after that, unable to exceed 4K RPMs
-months later, code shows up (P1259; problem with VTEC).
-car doesn't have a VTEC engine


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Old 16 May 2007, 05:27 pm
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Default Re: Check Engine Light - Code 1259

Me wrote:
> "motsco_" <motsco_@interbaun.com> wrote in message
> news:134ma2vmrv0p5cd@corp.supernews.com...
>> 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

>> -----------------------------
>>
>> 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
> -after that, unable to exceed 4K RPMs
> -months later, code shows up (P1259; problem with VTEC).
> -car doesn't have a VTEC engine


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I'll defer to the wisdom of Tegger or somebody else. It sounds like your
code reader is too generic if it comes up with an impossible code.

'Curly'
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Old 16 May 2007, 06:17 pm
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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
> news:134ma2vmrv0p5cd@corp.supernews.com...
>> 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

>>
>> -----------------------------
>>
>> 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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Old 18 May 2007, 04:56 pm
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"Me" <help@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
> "motsco_" <motsco_@interbaun.com> wrote in message
> news:134ma2vmrv0p5cd@corp.supernews.com...
>> 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

>>
>> -----------------------------
>>
>> 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
> -after that, unable to exceed 4K RPMs
> -months later, code shows up (P1259; problem with VTEC).
> -car doesn't have a VTEC engine

Whoops. Turns out it is a VTEC. Guess we'll have to check it out from that
stand point.


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