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Old 07 Oct 2004, 08:39 pm
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Default 98 civic ex vtec, check engine light

any one who really knows the stuff i could really use some help here.
my car is a 98 civic ex vtec. it has full prefcormance exhaust, intake
and
no O2 sensor problems....i have takin it to get the code read several
times and im tired of paying the 70 bucks...it says that its running
lean..i know that my vtec doesnt work also...its not the O2 sensors,
not the fuel pump..can any one tell me what is wrong wit my car if u
need to ask me any questions to draw a conclusion feel free....i want
my vtec to work very badly and that check engine light is a friggin
thorn in my side...help

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Old 08 Oct 2004, 09:56 pm
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njpimpjn <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message news:<4165e1b4$1_4@alt.athenanews.com>...
> any one who really knows the stuff i could really use some help here.
> my car is a 98 civic ex vtec. it has full prefcormance exhaust, intake
> and
> no O2 sensor problems....i have takin it to get the code read several
> times and im tired of paying the 70 bucks...it says that its running
> lean..i know that my vtec doesnt work also...its not the O2 sensors,
> not the fuel pump..can any one tell me what is wrong wit my car if u
> need to ask me any questions to draw a conclusion feel free....i want
> my vtec to work very badly and that check engine light is a friggin
> thorn in my side...help


ther was a bulletin on 98 civics for check engine lights. the main
engine harness would rub raw on the intake support bracket at the back
of the engine under the intake. look there.
Chip
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Old 09 Oct 2004, 04:20 pm
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"Chip Stein" wrote:
> njpimpjn <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
> news:<4165e1b4$1_4@alt.athenanews.com>...
> > any one who really knows the stuff i could really use some

> help here.
> > my car is a 98 civic ex vtec. it has full prefcormance

> exhaust, intake
> > and
> > no O2 sensor problems....i have takin it to get the code

> read several
> > times and im tired of paying the 70 bucks...it says that its

> running
> > lean..i know that my vtec doesnt work also...its not the O2

> sensors,
> > not the fuel pump..can any one tell me what is wrong wit my

> car if u
> > need to ask me any questions to draw a conclusion feel

> free....i want
> > my vtec to work very badly and that check engine light is a

> friggin
> > thorn in my side...help

>
> ther was a bulletin on 98 civics for check engine lights.
> the main
> engine harness would rub raw on the intake support bracket at
> the back
> of the engine under the intake. look there.
> Chip


i checked the harness like you said. there is absolutly nothing worn
out at all..i looked for the posting you mentioned also but i couldnt
find that...i know for a fact its throwing code 48..if you or anyone
can help itd be awsome because ive tryed everything i can think of and
starting to drive me nuts. code 48 is so vague, its tells me nothing
at all...errrrr.....any one help

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Old 12 Oct 2004, 09:35 am
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"njpimpjn" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
news:416847fa$1_3@alt.athenanews.com...
: "Chip Stein" wrote:
: > njpimpjn <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
: > news:<4165e1b4$1_4@alt.athenanews.com>...
: > > any one who really knows the stuff i could really use some
: > help here.
: > > my car is a 98 civic ex vtec. it has full prefcormance
: > exhaust, intake
: > > and
: > > no O2 sensor problems....i have takin it to get the code
: > read several
: > > times and im tired of paying the 70 bucks...it says that its
: > running
: > > lean..i know that my vtec doesnt work also...its not the O2
: > sensors,
: > > not the fuel pump..can any one tell me what is wrong wit my
: > car if u
: > > need to ask me any questions to draw a conclusion feel
: > free....i want
: > > my vtec to work very badly and that check engine light is a
: > friggin
: > > thorn in my side...help
: >
: > ther was a bulletin on 98 civics for check engine lights.
: > the main
: > engine harness would rub raw on the intake support bracket at
: > the back
: > of the engine under the intake. look there.
: > Chip
:
: i checked the harness like you said. there is absolutly nothing worn
: out at all..i looked for the posting you mentioned also but i couldnt
: find that...i know for a fact its throwing code 48..if you or anyone
: can help itd be awsome because ive tryed everything i can think of and
: starting to drive me nuts. code 48 is so vague, its tells me nothing
: at all...errrrr.....any one help
:
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I have a 98 Civic SI Coupe and one day the "Check Engine" light came on. I
called the dealer and the service guy I spoke too asked me to check the
gazoline cap... To see if it was tightened enough... Well it was not! THAT
was the problem!
Have you ever noticed that on the cap it says" If not tightened 3 clicks
Check Engine Light may come on"?

Hope this helps!

S.


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Old 12 Oct 2004, 09:21 pm
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On 10/12/2004 8:35 AM S. spake these words of knowledge:

> "njpimpjn" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
> news:416847fa$1_3@alt.athenanews.com...
> : "Chip Stein" wrote:
> : > njpimpjn <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
> : > news:<4165e1b4$1_4@alt.athenanews.com>...
> : > > any one who really knows the stuff i could really use some
> : > help here.
> : > > my car is a 98 civic ex vtec. it has full prefcormance
> : > exhaust, intake
> : > > and
> : > > no O2 sensor problems....i have takin it to get the code
> : > read several
> : > > times and im tired of paying the 70 bucks...it says that its
> : > running
> : > > lean..i know that my vtec doesnt work also...its not the O2
> : > sensors,
> : > > not the fuel pump..can any one tell me what is wrong wit my
> : > car if u
> : > > need to ask me any questions to draw a conclusion feel
> : > free....i want
> : > > my vtec to work very badly and that check engine light is a
> : > friggin
> : > > thorn in my side...help
> : >
> : > ther was a bulletin on 98 civics for check engine lights.
> : > the main
> : > engine harness would rub raw on the intake support bracket at
> : > the back
> : > of the engine under the intake. look there.
> : > Chip
> :
> : i checked the harness like you said. there is absolutly nothing worn
> : out at all..i looked for the posting you mentioned also but i couldnt
> : find that...i know for a fact its throwing code 48..if you or anyone
> : can help itd be awsome because ive tryed everything i can think of and
> : starting to drive me nuts. code 48 is so vague, its tells me nothing
> : at all...errrrr.....any one help
> :
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> I have a 98 Civic SI Coupe and one day the "Check Engine" light came on. I
> called the dealer and the service guy I spoke too asked me to check the
> gazoline cap... To see if it was tightened enough... Well it was not! THAT
> was the problem!
> Have you ever noticed that on the cap it says" If not tightened 3 clicks
> Check Engine Light may come on"?
>
> Hope this helps!
>
> S.


A fine service provider. There are some who would charge you $80 or
more for that information.


RFT!!!
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Old 12 Oct 2004, 09:56 pm
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> : i checked the harness like you said. there is absolutly nothing worn
> : out at all..i looked for the posting you mentioned also but i couldnt
> : find that...i know for a fact its throwing code 48..if you or anyone
> : can help itd be awsome because ive tryed everything i can think of and
> : starting to drive me nuts. code 48 is so vague, its tells me nothing
> : at all...errrrr.....any one help


48 is usually an o2 sensor code in the end. what's the real code?
the obd2 code. it should be on your reciepts from having it read. be
a PXXXX number.
the honda codes aren't that much help. give me the obd2 code and i
can likely help. go to autozone, the read them for free.
Chip
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Old 18 Oct 2004, 11:35 am
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Okay I have a 97 EX with the VTEC DOHC B16 engine in it, I had the same
problem. All you gotta do is put the highest octane of gas in your tank,
either that or put an octane booster in with every tank. That makes it go
away. Fully tuned civics DO NOT like regular gas, u just put an ass load of
money in to your car with the performance upgrades, now u gotta put good gas
in it everytime u fill up. So try that out.
Holly
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> : "Chip Stein" wrote:
> : > njpimpjn <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
> : > news:<4165e1b4$1_4@alt.athenanews.com>...
> : > > any one who really knows the stuff i could really use some
> : > help here.
> : > > my car is a 98 civic ex vtec. it has full prefcormance
> : > exhaust, intake
> : > > and
> : > > no O2 sensor problems....i have takin it to get the code
> : > read several
> : > > times and im tired of paying the 70 bucks...it says that its
> : > running
> : > > lean..i know that my vtec doesnt work also...its not the O2
> : > sensors,
> : > > not the fuel pump..can any one tell me what is wrong wit my
> : > car if u
> : > > need to ask me any questions to draw a conclusion feel
> : > free....i want
> : > > my vtec to work very badly and that check engine light is a
> : > friggin
> : > > thorn in my side...help
> : >
> : > ther was a bulletin on 98 civics for check engine lights.
> : > the main
> : > engine harness would rub raw on the intake support bracket at
> : > the back
> : > of the engine under the intake. look there.
> : > Chip
> :
> : i checked the harness like you said. there is absolutly nothing worn
> : out at all..i looked for the posting you mentioned also but i couldnt
> : find that...i know for a fact its throwing code 48..if you or anyone
> : can help itd be awsome because ive tryed everything i can think of and
> : starting to drive me nuts. code 48 is so vague, its tells me nothing
> : at all...errrrr.....any one help
> :
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> I have a 98 Civic SI Coupe and one day the "Check Engine" light came on. I
> called the dealer and the service guy I spoke too asked me to check the
> gazoline cap... To see if it was tightened enough... Well it was not! THAT
> was the problem!
> Have you ever noticed that on the cap it says" If not tightened 3 clicks
> Check Engine Light may come on"?
>
> Hope this helps!
>
> S.
>
>



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